Members of the public have had the opportunity to preview the work being made on the site of a project to restore railway services on part of the Yorkshire Wolds Railway. The railway has planning permission to lay approximately one mile of track from Fimber Halt towards Wetwang, which it hopes to start as soon as the enabling works are completed.
Construction is expected to start within weeks on the new railway station that is to be created at Bermuda Park on the Coventry to Nuneaton railway line.
The Welsh Government has confirmed that it expects the Ebbw Vale Town Extension to be finished by Spring 2015.
A railway station at Low Moor remains on course to open next year with an offer for the last piece of land set to be accepted.
A demonstration attended by over one hundred people was held on Saturday to keep the spotlight on the campaign to reopen the railway station at Saltford.
Pye Corner Railway Station is on track to open later this year following the release of images that shows how the station should look. Work will begin overnight from this week on the construction of the platform.
A number of new railway stations and pieces of infrastructure have been proposed as part of a Merseyside Rail Strategy.
The Liverpool City Region Long Term Rail Strategy has recommended that a new railway station in central Liverpool should be explored if demand continues to rise.
Wapping Tunnel is to be surveyed as part of proposals to improve the understanding to return this line to passenger use. This would allow Northern Line trains to join the line to Edge Hill and beyond. Stations are proposed to serve the Universities and the Smithdown Road corridor. Optioneering and feasibility studies are to be undertaken into a connection extending rail services from Liverpool South Parkway to the Airport, Speke and Runcorn.
The strategy proposed support with neighbouring authorities for railway stations at Warrington West and Tarbock Interchange/Halewood South. Early feasibility work will be undertaken for a potential railway station at Beechwood in Runcorn. Ledsham and other places on the Crewe to Chester line were also proposed.
Further work will be undertaken to review the business case for the Burscough Curves as part of proposals to improve the Ormskirk line and the development proposed in the area.
A new railway line to Skelmersdale and a railway station at Headbolt Lane are proposed with proposals to commence the GRIP process for the design and construction.
Working with Network Rail, the report proposes undertaking early feasibility and initial GRIP stage work to design and construct new railway stations at Beechwood, Woodchurch and Deeside Industrial Park. as part of an upgrade of the Borderlands line between Wrexham and Bidston.
There were also proposals to look at the case to upgrade the North Mersey Branchline and Bootle Branchline to passenger usage. This would include new stations at Anfield, Tuebrook and Edge Lane.
Finally new stations were proposed at Carr Mill, Ditton, Maghull North, St James, Vauxhall and Town Meadow,
Restoring the railway line to Tavistock took a step closer to reality after West Devon Borough Council approved Bovis’ plan for 750 homes in Tavistock on the condition the firm would pay £13.2m towards the line.
The proposed alternatives to the Dawlish Railway line could deliver bigger economic benefits than outlined by the initial report published by Network Rail.
Funding for a new railway station at Barrhead South has been agreed as part of the Glasgow City Deal.
A Riding Stables fears that it could be forced to close due to the noise of passing trains on the reopened railway line between Oxford and Marylebone.
Work has started on a proposal to install a Level Crossing on the reopened Portishead Railway Line. It follows a consultation with regards to the location of Portishead Railway Station which was fiercely criticised after ruling out a Level Crossing over Harbour Road.
The first tram has run over the bridge built over the railway station at Nottingham. The bridge will be used to connect the existing network to the new extensions to Clifton and Chilwell.
London Underground (LU) has today announced its intention to award the contract to design and build the Northern line extension from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms to Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke.
The contract, worth approximately £500 million, will be for six years and covers the main construction works.
The new line is expected to open in 2020.
The Scottish Government has pledged to seriously consider any proposals to reopen the Levenmouth Railway Line. The positive comments given during a meeting with Transport Minister Keith Brown has prompted Fife Council to review and update 2009 strategic transport apraisal at a cost of approximately £100,000.