A Leicester based design agency is using the latest technology to develop the Mail Rail heritage attraction that will form part of the Postal Museum.
A study on the Bittern line has demonstrated a strong case for a new railway station serving Broadland Business Park and additional trains between Norwich and North Walsham.
Work has begun to remove the footbridge currently in place at the Ilkeston railway station site. The station is expected to open later this year.
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A railway station serving Whitfield near Dover has been proposed as part of a submission by the district council to the local transport plan. Whitfield is expected to rapidly over the next few decades.
Kent County Council has supported the extension of Crossrail from Abbey Wood to Dartford, Gravesend and Ebbsfleet.
Over £74,000 has been allocated to restore the station buildings at Slaggyford on the South Tynedale Railway. Slaggyford will be the new terminus of the railway following the award of £5.5m to extend the railway.
Council leaders from Glasgow and Renfrewshire council’s are to call for the Glasgow Airport rail link to be fast tracked to mitigate the effects of the current economic uncertainty.
Volunteers are being called for to help tidy up the Fleetwood end of the Fleetwood to Poulton railway line.
The Institute of Public Policy Research IPPR has urged the UK government to prioritise high speed links between northern cities over HS2.
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Rail tours operating along the Longannet line show the potential for the introduction of regular train services between Dunfermline and Glasgow via Kincardine. The steam hauled trains are being run a month before a transport study is released in September adding further weight to calls to restore services.
A campaign has been launched to reopen the railway station at Newtonhill, located just 6 miles south of Aberdeen.
The developers of the site at Kirkstall Forge have revealed that 170-180 people per day are using the railway station that opened just two months ago.
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Transport for London (TfL) has begun the process of appointing a contractor to build the Barking Riverside extension, a vital rail link that will serve east London’s largest housing development site.
The extension will unlock a wide range of benefits for people in the local area and beyond, including 10,800 new homes, many of which are affordable, along with a new school and healthcare services, as well as shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.
The extension will also deliver a sustainable public transport alternative to car travel and link Barking Riverside into London’s public transport network through connections at Barking, with District and Hammersmith & City Tube services and c2c services to London Fenchurch Street and Essex.
TfL has placed a notice with the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) seeking expressions of interest to construct the rail extension. A formal Invitation to Tender is expected to be issued in 2017 following the completion of design work. This follows the submission of the Transport and Works Act Order earlier this year.
Construction of the 4.5km extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking line will deliver London Overground services to a new station at the heart of the Barking Riverside community, with construction beginning in late 2017 and train services commencing in 2021.
The project is part-funded by TfL’s £360m growth fund, which is creating more than 50,000 homes and 30,000 jobs by supporting 14 transport projects across London that are directly unlocking development.
HiTrans have begun investigating the potential usage and costs for a railway station serving Inverness Shopping Park.
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Lancashire County Council have commissioned Network Rail to deliver a report that will assess the proposed locations for the railway station serving Skelmersdale. Two sites have been put forward with the report expected to be completed by the end of the year.