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Locomotive 20227 ‘Sherlock Holmes’ returns to North Norfolk Railway

Class 20 No. 20227 sherlock holmes arrived at the North Norfolk Railway in time to operate services on the line through this summer. sherlock holmes will be available to operate the line’s popular Cromer restaurant trains which run on select Wednesdays and Thursdays from May to September, as well as …

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Trains are stopped as rescuers rescue terrified dog trapped near tracks

A frightened dog was hit by a car and then got stuck alongside train tracks as trains approached. Frightened crossbreed Delilah fled from her owner after being startled by a bang designed to deter birds from farmland. She was rescued in a dramatic RSPCA operation which brought Merseyrail trains to …

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Engine sinks into rail bridge causing ScotRail train cancellations and delays

Travelers are being warned to expect delays and cancellations after a car crashed into a railway bridge in Fife. Police were called to the scene in Cowdenbeath High Street after the white car collided with the structure on Wednesday morning. Fortunately, no one was injured in the single-vehicle collision, which …

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The UK’s highest-paid public sector diversity chief is the director of Network Rail with a taxpayer-funded £164,000 salary

Revealed: The UK’s highest-paid public sector diversity chief is the director of Network Rail on a taxpayer-funded salary of £164,000 who blasted Boris for his ‘white privilege’ Loraine Martins is the Director of Diversity Inclusion for Network Rail She is responsible for ensuring that the network is more “open, diverse …

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Peterborough Rail passengers are warned of upcoming disruption to the East Coast Main Line

Peterborough Station Network Rail, Great Northern and Thameslink are advising passengers traveling on the Northern City and East Coast Mainline to plan ahead as work on the East Coast Digital Scheme intensifies. The next stage of the innovative program will see the installation of new signaling equipment on the Northern …

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The suspended Heathrow rail project has already cost £47m

Almost £47million has been spent on rail link projects with Heathrow, which could now be shelved. The Department for Transport (DfT) has spent £46.9million consulting and planning Network Rail’s £900million rail link between Heathrow Airport and the Great Western Mainline, according to a report. Written response from Railway Secretary Wendy …

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Cheltenham level crossing chosen for nationally significant high-tech trial

A Cheltenham level crossing has been chosen for a trial which could have national significance. Artificial intelligence technology is used in high-tech equipment at Alstone Lane level crossing. The researchers lent their AI expertise to the development of a prototype device designed to improve safety on the UK rail network. …

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Dead dog pushed into dirty bag after being left on Scottish track for two days as railway bosses slammed

A pet rescuer has accused railway bosses of leaving a dead puppy lying on a track for two days before being put back in a dirty plastic bag. The treatment of Pippa, a puppy rescued from Cyprus, led research group leader Liz Milligan to write a scathing letter to Network …

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Network Rail will start major work on the historic Wellington Street Rail Bridge in Gateshead this month

Network Rail will begin major work to repair and reinforce the Wellington Street Rail Bridge next week. On Monday, January 24, work on the project will begin to ensure the historic Gateshead Bridge remains fit for years to come. The work will see the bridge, which was built in 1902, …

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Stockton and Darlington Railway: bicentenary celebrations unveiled

STEAM train journeys, exhibitions and parades are among the events planned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. Some of the festivities planned to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the modern railway, which is due to be celebrated in 2025, have been unveiled. There …

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Objection to Cambridge South Station to be filed by South Cambridgeshire District Council

Councilors are being advised by agents of the South Cambridgeshire District Council to oppose plans to build a new Cambridge South rail station. Officers expressed concerns to Network Rail claimants that construction of the new station could result in loss of trees. Rail network” data-root=”/_media/img/” data-path=”TIE5SP6TO76BKURGZA8J.jpg” data-ar=”1.78″/>What Cambridge South Station …

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The developer wants to build 300 houses next to Gloucester station

A developer intends to build 300 houses next to Gloucester station and has purchased the nearby brownfield. The £ 70million redevelopment plan aims to create a mix of family homes for rent, as well as city center apartments. Network Rail’s land purchase agreement is the developer’s third with the public …

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Better days for the east-west railroad

THE triumph of clear thinking about an overall greater national interest over narrow definitions of environmental and social protection has enabled the creation of rail infrastructure that will improve land transport in Peninsular Malaysia, including the Klang Valley. Last week, the state government of Selangor accepted the federal government’s proposal …

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Start of work on the new Black Country station

Construction work on a new railway station in the Black Country has started. A team is now officially on site to clean up the wasteland before the construction of a platform for the new Willenhall rail station. The work is part of a £ 54million project that will see the …

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UK weather: Latest forecast shows thousands still have no electricity

Car stuck as North Yorkshire is blanketed in snow Temperatures fell to -10C last night following forecasts of the “coldest night of the season” for parts of the UK bringing snow and leaving some without power as Storm Arwen continued to hit the UK. The Met Office has issued yellow …

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Midlands rail bridge named second worst in the country for crashes

A rail bridge in the Midlands has been named the nation’s second worst for crashes. The St John’s Street Bridge in Lichfield was hit 18 times from March 2020 to March this year. This meant that it was the second worst affected bridge in the country during this period. READ …

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Isotropic Systems Joins UK Government and European Space Agency Consortium Led by CGI to Develop Hybrid Satellite Communications for Trains

LONDON, November 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Isotropic Systems, a leading developer of transformational broadband terminal technologies, has joined the CGI-led consortium (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) which has been selected by the UK ministry digital, culture and media. and Sport, the British Space Agency and the European Space Agency …

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Newhaven flood barrier success – GOV.UK

Environment Agency staff last night (November 7, 2021) temporarily installed a flood barrier, the first of its kind in the UK, across the railroad tracks in Newhaven, East Sussex. The successful exercise was carried out in close cooperation with Network Rail to ensure that in the event of a flood, …

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Plan to revive UK rural railways gathers momentum

IN THE QUIET ticket office, under the half-moon windows of the ticket offices, a large green sign announces “OKEHAMPTON“in an empty room. On the platform, a faded poster says”DEVON” Train journey “. Those who have read it have had little chance to do so. The last passenger train left Okehampton …

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£ 6.7million Surbiton station redevelopment begins

Work on a multi-million pound redevelopment of Surbiton station has started, Network Rail reported on Tuesday (October 5th). The £ 6.7million project, funded by the Department for Transport, will see new stairs, a walkway extension and new ticket office doors introduced at the station. Network Rail said on Tuesday preparatory …

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Network Rail reopens Brighton to Hove train line

The Brighton to Hove train line officially reopened today following a restoration project. Network Rail announced that the line to Hove is now open after a 14-day protection project for the embankments between stations. The project ran from September 18 to October 1 and meant that no trains could run …

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British Railways Gathering – The Railway Hub

This week’s summary of news from the UK rail industry. South East deprived of franchise for failure to report £ 25million of taxpayer money Train operator South East was stripped of his franchise after failing to declare more than £ 25million in public funds, announced the Department of Transport (DfT). …

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Timelapse footage of the new Bewsey Street railroad bridge project

AWESOME new time-lapse video has been released showing a major rail project in action in downtown Warrington. Multi-angle footage shows the old Bewsey Street Bridge removed at Warrington Central Station and traversed the city streets over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Then his replacement is slowly put into the back …

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Network Rail and Highways England publish multimodal freight strategy

Network Rail and Highways England have published the first phase of Solent’s multimodal freight strategy in the Midlands. The study is part of Network Rail’s long-term planning process and Highways England’s pioneering route strategy and projects, both designed to identify investment priorities for the future. He revealed that roads are …

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Rishi Sunak gets East Anglian rail flyer from MPs

The offer for major improvements to the Great Eastern Main Line from London to Ipswich and Norwich was presented to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. The Great Eastern Rail Taskforce was created eight years ago to lobby the government to support investment in the road. Rail operator Greater Anglia …

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Villagers demand reopening of well-used footpath on railway line

VILLAGERS came together this weekend to protest the seven-month “temporary” closure of a well-used footpath across the railroad tracks at Cononley. About 100 adults and children, divided into Covid-safe groups, gathered along the path, which was closed by Network Rail late last year, and waved banners calling for it to …

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Fastest train journey from London to Glasgow attempted

West Coast Avanti Train An attempt to break the 36-year record for the fastest train journey between London and Glasgow will be made on Thursday. Avanti West Coast has said it will offer non-stop service from London Euston to Glasgow Central to highlight “the ease of traveling between countries of …

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3,000th apprentice joins Network Rail

Network Rail has welcomed the 3,000th apprentice to its company in just over four years! In April 2017, the UK government introduced the apprenticeship tax, providing funding for new apprenticeship programs, essential to help thousands of people develop and acquire new skills where on-the-job training is combined with studies leading …

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Region missing despite £ 317million Transpennine rail upgrade

A NORTHEAST MP says the government’s announcement of an upgrade to the Transpennine rail line is “disappointing for Teesside.” The government said it was investing an additional £ 317million in the route to improve punctuality, reliability and passenger connectivity between York, Leeds and Manchester. A section of the road between …

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Maidstone shunter driver Terry Currie who lost his arm in a terrible accident at Dollands Moor Freight Yard in Folkestone demands that employer DB Cargo admit liability

A father of two who lost his right arm after a horrific collision at work asks his employer to publicly accept his responsibilities and apologize so he can start rebuilding his life. Terry Currie, 45 from Maidstone, suffered life-changing injuries when a freight train collided with the gasoline-powered buggy he …

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