September 2015

National Railway Museum, Great Hall
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:53

The weekend will see the return of the annual Vintage Vehicle Rally, this will take place alongside a Meet the Author session and there will be steam rides behind historic locomotive Furness Railway No 20
The popular Vintage Vehicle Rally will see a wide variety of different classic vehicles gather from cars to traction engines, motorbikes and commercial vehicles.
During the Meet the Author session visitors can meet Denny Mallows whose new book Time for Coppernob follows... read the full story

 Crossrail logo
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:49

The research, carried out to inform discussion of the railway during the Government’s spending review this autumn, highlights how all parts of the country could benefit. Crossrail 2 will serve London, Hertfordshire and Surrey and provide capacity for 270,000 more people to access central London during the busy morning peak.
The railway will connect... read the full story

Werrington Junction tunnel plans
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:40

There were two options on offer — the other being a bridge — in order to improve the junction between the East Coast main line and the route to Sleaford. Following consultation will local residents, the decision was to proceed with the dive-under.
The proposed work is designed to see the better segregation of passenger and freight traffic through the junction and thus improve ECML journey times.
Following the decision, Network Rail is likely to seek government approval for the... read the full story

New GWR logo
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:27

The special High Speed Train tour of the South Devon Railway is open to all members of the public and will depart from London Paddington at 0715 on Saturday 10 October, arriving back into London at 20.40 after stopping in Buckfastleigh. An optional extra trip, designed for people in the vicinity but open for all, will then travel from Buckfastleigh to Heathfield and return, before the train returns to London via Heathfield.
The service will call at Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon,... read the full story

 Neena Naylor, Network Rail train despatcher featured in Samaritans film
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Editorial
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:20

Action by staff from Network Rail, the train operating companies, British Transport Police and the wider railway industry has potentially saved over 1,000 lives since 2010 when the partnership between Network Rail and Samaritans began. It has now evolved into a cross-industry programme.
Samaritans runs the Managing Suicidal Contacts courses... read the full story

Dublin Airport
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Editorial
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:12

Work on the Metro North project, which is part of a £20 billion investment in infrastructure projects across the Irish Republic, is scheduled in 2021 with completion in 2026/27. The new line will lead to a journey time of about 19 minutes from the airport to O’Connell Street in the city centre.
The 10.3-mile long line, originally conceived as an extension to the DART system but later separated out as an underground link, is planned to run from St Stephen’s Green to the airport at... read the full story

WWI exhibition at Swansea station
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:17

The railway was vital to the war effort, transporting troops, horses, military equipment and medical supplies to ports around the country.
The exhibition, which is free of charge, will be displayed at Swansea station between 28 September and 25 October.
Presented by the Rail Delivery Group, which brings together the train operators and Network Rail, the exhibition contains photos, soldiers’ letters and unique memorabilia commemorating:

The new Birmingham New Street Station
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:14

An estimated 500,000 people used the station over the first complete weekend since it opened on 20 September, combined with an average of 170,000 passengers who use the station every day normally.
Fans from South Africa, Australia, Uruguay and Samoa all used the station on their way to two Rugby World Cup games at Villa Park. The Birmingham Weekender arts festival, sold-out shows at the NEC and Barclaycard Arena and Grand Central shopping centre’s first trading weekend made it one of... read the full story

The derailment occurred at 02.20, at Camperdown, just to the east of Dundee station
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:10

Although Network Rail initially hoped that services would be restored later on the 28th, it was later confirmed by Network Rail that disruption would continue until Thursday morning.
The derailment, which occurred at 02.20, at Camperdown, just to the east of Dundee station, resulted in the closure of both lines as Network Rail staff worked to rerail the derailed wagons.
As a result of the incident, services from the south are terminating at Dundee whilst those from Aberdeen... read the full story

Oxford Parkway station under construction in April 2015.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 10:49

The new line is the first new rail link between London and a major British city for over 100 years and will bring significant social, economic and environmental benefits to those living and working in Oxfordshire.
The new link has now been connected to our Birmingham to London line with signalling systems updated and tested. The first driver instruction train to go over the new line was at 0658 marking a momentous milestone for those involved in the long process to take an idea... read the full story

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