London North Western news
Full train timetable to resume between Manchester and Bolton
Network Rail has announced that services on the route between Manchester and Bolton will return to a full timetable from Monday 14 December.*
Chiltern Railways and Network Rail open groundbreaking new rail line connecting Oxford and London
Chiltern Railways today (26 October) launches its new services into London, connecting Oxford with the capital, following a unique £320m investment by the franchise operator and Network Rail.
Work to reinstate quarry link reaches major milestone
A project to reconnect two quarries with the main Settle to Carlisle railway at Horton in Ribblesdale will reach a major milestone this weekend when the new line is connected to the existing network.
Blackrod railway bridge reopens more than a month early
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.
Allerton depot opens to electric trains after £23m makeover
Allerton Train Maintenance Depot is ready to service Northern Rail’s fleet of Northern Electrics trains after a £23m upgrade by Network Rail.
Ordsall Chord judgment good news for rail customers
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.
Road bridge in Crewe set for major upgrade
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.
Manchester-bound sports fans urged: ‘Allow extra time for train travel’
The 160,000 sports fans heading to Manchester this Saturday were today (Fri) urged to allow extra time for their train journeys.
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