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.
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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.
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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.
Greater Manchester rail passengers a step closer to greener, faster, more reliable services as enlarged Farnworth tunnel reopens
Passengers on one of the busiest rail routes in the north west of England are a step closer to a faster, more reliable electrified railway after the new tunnel at Farnworth opened to passenger train services this morning (Monday 14 Dec 2015).
A £250m programme of rail investment is entering its final stages this Christmas with work taking place to help improve performance and reliability on the West Coast main line near Stafford.
After three days of round-the-clock work by Network Rail’s orange army, the Cumbrian coast line has now fully reopened.
The West Coast main line north of Carlisle has reopened just two days after it was under eight feet of floodwater.
Network Rail will be re-opening the West Coast main line north of Carlisle this afternoon just two days after it was under eight feet of floodwater.
Weekend closure before full train timetable to resume between Manchester and Bolton on Monday 14 December
Network Rail is reminding passengers to plan their journeys this weekend before services on the route between Manchester and Bolton return to a full timetable on Monday 14 December.*
Network Rail’s orange army has swung into action to reopen the northern section of the West Coast main line after extensive flooding of the tracks receded overnight.
People living and working in Crewe are invited to attend a drop-in session to find out more about Network Rail’s plans to strengthen the Hungerford Road bridge in Crewe, part of the company’s £17m investment in the Crewe to Manchester and Sandbach to Northwich lines.