A complex tunnelling project to enable electric trains to run between Bolton and Manchester has been delayed, possibly until December, by exceptionally poor ground conditions.
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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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Passengers were on the move through Stafford again this morning (1 September) after new railway signalling was successfully installed over the bank holiday weekend.
Passengers are being advised to check before they travel this bank holiday weekend as long-term improvements being made to the railway near Stafford will cause short-term changes to normal services.
Train services between Bolton and Blackburn have returned following the completion of a £14million package of improvement work on the Clitheroe to Manchester route.
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne visited Northamptonshire on Monday (August 24) to see the investment that is being made in the region to deliver a more reliable service for passengers.
Passengers can get a unique glimpse inside the redeveloped New Street station thanks to a new exhibition and 3D rollercoaster-style fly-through.
The first of three platform upgrades at Moorfields station, part of a £12m investment by Network Rail, has been completed.
The biggest tunnelling machine in Britain has started work near Bolton as part of a Network Rail project to electrify one of north-west England’s busiest rail routes.
Network Rail has teamed up with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) to help keep farmers and their workers safe at level crossings at harvest time.
Passengers are being advised to check before they travel this August bank holiday as long-term improvements to the railway near Stafford cause short-term changes to normal services.