September 2014 News Round Up

The next General Election will be held in May 2015 and candidates and political parties are quickly throwing their support behind local infrastructure improvements. There were 32 updates during September.


Major Stories

September was a month for consultations as Transport for London launched reviews into the Old Oak Overground, Bakerloo and Barking Riverside Extensions. Various campaigns have gathered further support including Gilsland, Beattock and Whitby to York. The Liverpool Regional Rail strategy has been adopted, whilst local councils have issued their plans for Horden and Worcestershire Parkway


Movers and Shakers

Dates Confirmed

Horden – May 2016


Around the UK


Candidate backs Crossrail Harrow extension


East West Rail

East West Rail Phase 2 Design Contract Awarded

Chiltern launches timetable consultation



Barking Riverside Extension Consultation Launched

Campaign to extend Riverside line to Thamesmead

TfL consults on Old Oak Overground plans

TfL consults on Bakerloo line consultation



Sleepers set the scene for track laying on Borders Railway

Beattock Plans discussed with Transport Minister


Northern England

Transport Chiefs consider Skipton to Colne Rail Link

Chancellor to look into Leeds Bradford Rail Link options

Whitby to York Campaign gathers support

Horden on track for 2016

Maghull Station plans approved

Liverpool Regional Rail Strategy Adopted

Campaigners fight for Gilsland



Calls for Nottingham to HS2 link

Sleaford Avoiding Line Officially Opened

Council unveils Ilkeston Plan

Council drums up support for Worcestershire Parkway


South West

Crucial Corsham meeting to happen soon

MP’s support Oxford to Bristol Plan

MetroWest Phase 1 plans submitted

Windsor Link Reveals Town Improvements



Survey work takes place on GCR Link Canal Bridge

Parish Council refuses to buy more shares in Churnet line

Swanage Railway acquires link line lease

Leek plans set to be approved

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