Campaigners are urging people to respond to a Transport Scotland consultation into the future of the Scottish rail network to support the reinstatement of railway stations at Mauchline and Cumnock.
Network Rail have set the completion date for the tram train extension of the Supertram to Rotherham. The completion date set is summer 2018.
The two arches that form the railway bridge on the Ordsall chord were craned into place on Tuesday.
There have been renewed calls to reopen the railway station at Midge Hall due to the number of developments in the area. It has been suggested that a park and ride station could be created there.
Friday 24 February 2017 was the last day to submit views to a survey run by Highland Council into reopening the railway station at Evanton.
Three groups have put £4,500 towards the initial feasibility study for a railway station serving Somerton and Langport.
A study has revealed that the railway station proposed at Elland would cost around £14m.
A residents group has called for the delivery of Kenyon Junction railway station after it wasn’t included in the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040.
The final piece in the Metrolink ‘big-bang’ expansion jigsaw will fall into place this weekend, when the new Second City Crossing opens on Sunday (26 February).
TransWilts have offered an update with regards to Wilton Parkway. The proposal is currently at GRIP Stage 2.
Five councils, two train operators and two rail user groups have come together to fund £10k feasibility study into the economic impact of the reinstatement of the railway line between Stratford and Honeybourne.
Worcestershire County Council is forging ahead with its plans for Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station, with the recent appointment of a specialist rail contractor to deliver the scheme.
Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd, which has over 60 years’ experience as a multi-disciplinary contractor, has been awarded the design and build contract with site preparation and final design work planned for this winter. They will be working alongside SLC Rail, who are project managing the scheme on behalf of the Council.
The precision operation required a huge 750-tonne crane to lift the two tunnel boring machines, Helen and Amy, in the shadow of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station.
The two tunnel boring machines will create two 3.2km underground tunnels to extend the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station, via Nine Elms Station. Tunnelling will take six months to complete. The extension, targeted for completion in 2020, is the first major Tube line extension since the Jubilee line in the late 1990s.
Both tunnelling machines will now be fully assembled within two 77m long launch tunnels, before starting their journeys towards Kennington next month. When fully assembled, Helen and Amy will each be 100 metres in length.
According to tunnelling tradition, the machines cannot start work until given a name and, following a vote by local school children, were named in honour of the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman, and British aviation pioneer, Amy Johnson, who was the first female pilot to fly solo from Britain to Australia.
After both tunnel boring machines and their gantries are constructed, a conveyor system will be built to take the spoil from the tunnels up to barges on the River Thames. More than 300,000 tonnes of earth will be excavated by Helen and Amy in this way before the spoil is taken to Goshems Farm in East Tilbury, Essex by boat where it will be used to create arable farmland.
Plans have been submitted by Luton airport to create a mass passenger transit system between Luton Airport Parkway and Luton Airport. The 2.2km system would cost £200m and be fully automated.
Rail Action Group East Scotland are pushing for East Linton and Reston railway stations to be opened by 2020.