The Chiltern main line has reopened on time after Network Rail’s orange army completed two days of upgrade work near Banbury on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
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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, West Midlands Trains, London North Western, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Southern (GTR), Merseyrail, Northern, First TransPennine Express, London Overground, Arriva Trains Wales and Chiltern Railways.
Latest news for this region
Train passengers in flood-stricken parts of northern England were tonight (Saturday) advised to expect disruptions on the railway tomorrow (Sunday).
Severe rain fall in East Lancashire has led to flooding on the railway in the Walsden area which may affect services due to start up after the Christmas period tomorrow. Passengers are being asked to check before they travel to see if their journey is affected.
Train passengers were travelling today on near normal services between Culgaith and Carlisle after Network Rail’s orange army completed storm damage repairs.
Passengers are benefiting from the return of a normal timetable on the West Coast main line after Network Rail fully reopened the section which was badly damaged by flooding north of Carlisle
While much of Britain is tucking into its Christmas dinner, Network Rail’s orange army will be out in force on the West Coast main line at Weedon - near Northampton - to improve the reliability of the railway through the area.
Cheshire’s most iconic railway bridges and viaducts are being revitalised thanks to a £17m investment by Network Rail. The purpose of the work is to make the railway safer and more reliable for passengers, motorists, pedestrians and canal users across the county.
Work to transform the second of three platforms at Moorfields station will take place from 4 January 2016.
Workers at a major development near Stafford have set a track-laying record as they enter the final stages in the construction of a new rail-over-rail flyover.
Engineers building a new railway flyover near Stafford have set a new track-laying record, with more than 4km of new track installed over the weekend.