One of the final bridges to be rebuilt as part of work to electrify the railway between Manchester and Preston re-opened today (15 October) - over four weeks ahead of schedule.
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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
Allerton Train Maintenance Depot is ready to service Northern Rail’s fleet of Northern Electrics trains after a £23m upgrade by Network Rail.
Network Rail today welcomed a judge’s decision to dismiss a legal challenge to the process by which permission was granted for a much-needed railway improvement in central Manchester.
The A532 Hungerford road bridge (Manchester Bridge) over the railway in Crewe will be rebuilt as part of a £17m investment by Network Rail to extend its life by more than 60 years.
The 160,000 sports fans heading to Manchester this Saturday were today (Fri) urged to allow extra time for their train journeys.
Leeds and Wigan fans were today advised to allow more time for their train journeys to and from Manchester for the sold-out Super League Grand Final this Saturday (10 October).
A train station once labelled Britain’s worst was formally reopened today following a £44m facelift.
Network Rail will start work this week to rebuild Park Street bridge in Walsall as the electrification of the Chase Line continues.
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.
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.