People using Sandbach station are being urged to check services while maintenance work is carried out. Network Rail said that West Coast main line journeys for passengers and freight in Cheshire would be “smoother and more reliable” as it carries out essential maintenance on the track foundation stone – or ballast – in Sandbach.
Network Rail is inviting the local community to attend an information event next week to find out more about forthcoming improvements to the level crossings along the Dartmoor Line. Network Rail is holding a drop-in event next Wednesday August 4 at Bow Village Hall from 3.30pm until 7pm, where people will be able to find out more about these upgrades.
Statistics show a significant increase in incidents of railway trespassing in the past year Newcastle to Darlington line one of the UK’s worst affected areas for railway trespass, reporting 95 incidents alone last year – an average of two per week. The worrying figures released by train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) have identified that a quarter of 12-17 years old (25 per cent) admitted to knowing somebody who had trespassed onto railway tracks.
Newcastle to Darlington line one of the UK’s worst affected areas for railway trespass, reporting 95 incidents alone last year – an average of two per week. The worrying figures released by train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) have identified that a quarter of 12-17 years old (25 per cent) admitted to knowing somebody who had trespassed onto railway tracks.
Great Western Railway says the long-term ambition is to provide additional capacity when ‘big-ticket’ events are happening in Cardiff The first electric-only train to go to and from south Wales has been run by Great Western Railway. The train operator carried out a test run in the early hours of Saturday, using a 12-car Class 387 to run electric-only from Swindon to Cardiff.
The first electric-only train to go to and from south Wales has been run by Great Western Railway. The train operator carried out a test run in the early hours of Saturday, using a 12-car Class 387 to run electric-only from Swindon to Cardiff. It is the first time an Electrostar has passed into Wales since Network Rail completed electrification of the Severn Tunnel in June last year.
A planned bridge dubbed "ugly" by a local councillor will soon replace a notorious level crossing in Bedfordshire at a cost of more than £4.5m. Network Rail intends to build a bridleway over the East Coast Mainline at Biggleswade and close Lindsells crossing on public safety grounds.
New video warns of rail dangers as figures show hundreds dice with death by trespassing on the region's train lines
More than 700 people have risked their lives trespassing on north west rail routes since April this year. The figures have been released by Network Rail and British Transport Police as part of the You vs Train campaign to highlight the dangers of railway trespass this summer. In a new national survey, 18 per cent of people from the north west said they were prepared to risk life and limb to retrieve an everyday object like a mobile phone, purse or wallet if they thought it was lost on the track.
Vital work to stabilise the railway will shut a line in Sussex. The work to stabilise a railway cutting in Hove and prevent delays caused by landslips will be taking place between Saturday 18 September 2021 and Friday 1 October 2021 (inclusive), Network Rail said. While this work takes place, no trains can run on the route directly linking Brighton with Hove.
Preparatory work for the replacement of a weak bridge near West Kirby railway station is to get under way next month. Network Rail has sent a letter to local residents outlining details of the work needed around the ageing structure on Bridge Road before it is completely renewed in January 2022.
Julia Lopez MP, Hornchurch and Upminster Parliament may be on summer recess but my team and I continue to work hard on complex casework and local campaigns. One of the trickiest issues to resolve has been of flat owners in cladded properties caught up in the building safety issues raised by the Grenfell fire.
Rail services through Broughty Ferry have been disrupted due to a track safety inspection by Network Rail. Trains from Edinburgh to Arbroath will instead start and terminate at Dundee to avoid Broughty Ferry. Very limited ticket acceptance has been agreed with City Link for services between Dundee and Aberdeen, ScotRail said.
Work to stabilise a railway cutting in Hove means that some trains will be rerouted and others replaced by buses in September, Network Rail said today (Wednesday 28 July). Network Rail said: “Vital work to stabilise a railway cutting in Hove and prevent delays caused by landslips will be taking place between Saturday 18 September 2021 and Friday 1 October 2021 inclusive.
Perthshire trains were running late due to floodwater and drivers were turned away after a tree fell across the A827 on Wednesday morning. The wet and stormy weather caused travel chaos in Perthshire on Wednesday morning. Network Rail closed a line to check for flood damage to the tracks on Wednesday, July 28 between Auchterarder and Perth.
By Lauren Gilmour Facebook Community Reporter A SIGNAL fault has sparked commuting chaos after overhead cables were struck by lightning near Glasgow Central. Services on the Glasgow Central to Barrhead and Kilmarnock lines have been affected and anyone travelling today should expect delays and cancellations. NEW: We've got a signal fault in the Barrhead area that's causing disruption.
Latest figures from March 2020 show three out of five buses in England were not fitted with the technology. Britain’s bus firms will be forced to provide audible and visual announcements to help disabled passengers, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. Latest figures from March 2020 show three out of five buses in England were not fitted with the technology.
Love it or loathe it, once Britain’s biggest cup of tea measuring 3.1m tall with a diameter of 2.1m is about to be banished from Ely. East Cambridgeshire District Council plastered marching orders all around the High Flyer’s recently acquired promotional tea cup. Headed “notice to remove advertising hoarding on a structure” the eviction notice is signed by head of planning Rebecca Saunt.
Two projects to make it easier to access Leatherhead Station look to be a step closer. GTR Southern Railway have updated on the upcoming installation of lifts at Leatherhead station. Funding for this was agreed by the Department for Transport back in 2019 as part of a tranche of improvements to access at many stations.
Construction company helps local volunteers revamp Bicester train station A construction company joined forces with a Bicester conservation group to transform a platform at a train station. Story Contracting has been working alongside Network Rail on a project to deliver two brand new underbridge structures in Bicester for Oxfordshire County Council.
The derailment took place last August. Network Rail has a helicopter and engineers “ready to respond” as Scotland prepares for major rainfall this week, almost a year on after a landslip resulted in a fatal derailment near Stonehaven after a period of extreme weather. Brett McCullough, Donald Dinnie and Chris Stuchbury died on August 12, 2020, after the 6.38am service from Aberdeen to Glasgow hit a landslip at Carmont.