Nearly 140,000 fans, many travelling by train, will descend on Manchester this Saturday (10 October) for the Super League Grand Final and England’s last 2015 Rugby World Cup match.
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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.
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New railway track is being laid at Norton Bridge using a specialist machine in the latest stage of Network Rail’s £250m Stafford area improvement work.
Lanes on the A666 into Bolton will be temporarily closed while engineers enlarge a train tunnel below the carriageway, Network Rail said today (29 September).
Around 1.5 million people are estimated to have used the new Birmingham New Street station during its opening week.
Thousands of Uruguay, Australia, South Africa and Samoa fans are set to travel by train to Birmingham this weekend to shout on their sides in Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park.
South Africa fans hoping their side can re-ignite its Rugby World Cup hopes following a shock defeat to Japan will be among hundreds of thousands of train passengers heading to Birmingham this weekend.
Train passengers are being urged to allow extra time for journeys ahead of one of Birmingham’s busiest-ever weekends.
The redeveloped Birmingham New Street station opened its doors to passengers this morning (20 September) after a five-year, £750m transformation.
Network Rail today (18 September) entered the final countdown to opening Birmingham New Street station after a five-year, £750m transformation.
With less than a week to go until the stunning Birmingham New Street station is unveiled, a further 18 retailers have been confirmed.