Train passengers were travelling today for the first time on a newly modernised railway between Crewe and Shrewsbury following a £25m upgrade by Network Rail.
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LNW runs from London Euston in the south, through the West Midlands, the north west of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. It is home to the West Coast main line, the busiest mixed use railway in Europe and the main long distance route between England Scotland. LNW supports the major British cities outside of London – including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as several smaller cities such as Wolverhampton, Stoke, Coventry and Carlisle. Train operators on the route include Virgin Trains, London Midland, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Southern (GTR), Merseyrail, Northern, First TransPennine Express, London Overground, Arriva Trains Wales and Chiltern Railways.
Latest news for this region
Eight foot-deep floodwater means northern section of West Coast main line to remain closed for several days
The West Coast main line north of Carlisle will remain closed for several days after eight feet of water flooded the railway.
The West Coast main line was closed to trains today between Carlisle and Oxenholme after multiple floods and landslips made it impassable.
Passengers advised to 'check before you travel' this weekend as severe weather speed restrictions come in across the north west
Speed restrictions are being put in place across large sections of the railway in the north west of England as the region prepares for further strong winds and rain.
Network Rail has awarded an alliancing contract with Atkins, Laing O’Rourke and VolkerRail for the design and construction of the East West Rail Phase 2 (EWR2) scheme.
Major milestone for East West Rail scheme as contracts awarded for Oxford, Milton Keynes and Bedford link
A rail link connecting Oxford with Cambridge and Ipswich has moved a step closer to reality with Network Rail's appointment of partners to deliver the next phase of the East-West Rail scheme.
Network Rail's orange army was today working to reopen the railway between Workington and Carlisle after heavy rain caused flooding and landslips overnight (Thursday).
Manchester to Stalybridge electrification one step closer as Ashton-under-Lyne bridge rebuild completes over three weeks early
Faster, more frequent train services for the north-west are a step closer after Network Rail completed work to rebuild a railway bridge in Ashton-under-Lyne more than three weeks ahead of schedule.
Network Rail has apologised to Northern Rail passengers after they faced delays this morning (30 November) following a points failure between Blackburn and Clitheroe.
Better services for rail passengers between Crewe and Shrewsbury as £25m railway upgrade takes place
Rail passengers travelling between Crewe and Shrewsbury can look forward to more reliable rail services as Network Rail invests £25m to modernise signalling as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan.