Cromer Town Council have asked to be involved in proposals to build a railway station serving Broadland Business Park following concerns that the increased service would not reach Cromer. Preliminary research indicated a strong case for an increased service frequency between Norwich and North Walsham. Funding is currently being approved for a further technical study into the proposals.
Tunneling of the Northern line extension is underway following the completion of two shafts. Tunnel Boring Machines will complete most of the branch with excavators completing the work where the new line will join the existing Kennington loop. The line is expected to open in 2020.
Council leaders are intending to accelerate the construction of HS2 plus the Midland Metro route to Birmingham International as part of the bid for the city to host the commonwealth games.
Timelapse footage has captured the installation of a footbridge that connects the ticket office with the platforms at the new Cambridge North railway station, due to open in May 2017 as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
The footbridge was installed in two sections and links all three platforms to the new ticket office, lift shafts and stairwells. Each section was built on site and lifted into position last weekend.
The station is due to open in May next year.
A promotional DVD has been produced and is to be submitted as evidence by cabbies concerned about the increase in traffic congestion caused by trams accessing the proposed tram extension to Blackpool North.
Additional train services will need to be timetabled to stop in the area as part of the 2018 timetable recast to make a proposal to close Invergowrie railway station and move it to a new Dundee West stop viable. Proposals will hopefully be revealed to stakeholders in early 2017.
Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra has called for a railway line serving Heathrow from the south with a station at Bedfont to be considered by Network Rail in its plans to create a route that accesses Heathrow from the south.
The Scottish transport minister has confirmed his support for restoring the railway stations at East Linton and Reston. The campaign group and a local MSP have advised that this is not sufficient.
The draft Greater Manchester framework has proposed a railway station serving Droylsden on the Manchester Victoria to Ashton railway line as part of a development site in the Ashton Moss area. The framework suggests that a passing loop may be required.
The framework will be consulted on over the next two months. It also includes extensions to the Metrolink from Manchester Airport serving the new HS2 station, looping back to join the existing tram line at Wythenshawe Hospital and Port Salford extension over the Manchester Ship Canal.
The frameworks notes consideration of the reinstatement of the rail line through New Carrington for transport purposes, including investigation of the potential for a rail spur serving the new employment development.
Funding to deliver Maghull North has been approved following a meeting of the Liverpool City Region. A planning application is set to be submitted shortly with the station expected to open in May 2018.
Outline plans for a light rail centre that would offer facilities to develop and construct light rail vehicles in Dudley has been approved.
A new railway station serving the Paddington Village scheme should begin construction within five years according to Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson.
Local councillors are to consider whether to support a public consultation and whether to seek funding for a feasibility study into a proposed railway station serving Evanton. The proposed railway station would be located on the Far North line north of Dingwall.
Talks have been held between council representatives and Parry People Movers who operate the Stourbridge to explore the feasibility of a very light rail system that could link the Midland Metro stop with the bus station. A scoping survey will be produced by early next year for a loop using tracks laid on top of the existing road surface.
Construction of the new rail station in Low Moor is advancing well, and work continues to progress on the new platforms and car park areas. Installation of the new passenger lifts and footbridge have commenced and the majority of the necessary track adjustments have been completed. Most of the essential highway improvements have also been completed, including the construction of the main entrance to the new station car park and forming the new residents parking bay in New Works Road. New Traffic Regulation Orders will also be implemented nearer completion of the scheme, providing new traffic priority measures in New Works Road and the junction with Cleckheaton Road.
Previously unrecorded mine workings, discovered on the northern side of the new station development are currently being treated. This requires substantial engineering works including the filling and capping of two previously unidentified shafts. The capping of these shafts is almost complete and, when finished, will allow the remainder of the station platforms and lift shaft/footbridge to be completed. This has impacted on the delivery programme and, subject to no further issues being encountered, the station will be opened in May 2017.
Source: West Yorkshire Combined Authority