London North Western news
Farnworth Tunnel engineers battle to overcome poor ground conditions
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.
New signalling at Stafford completed on time and on budget
Passengers were on the move through Stafford again this morning (1 September) after new railway signalling was successfully installed over the bank holiday weekend.
Check before you travel as August bank holiday signals second stage in Stafford rail development
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.
Blackburn to Bolton railway reopens after £14m upgrade
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 sees railway upgrades in Northamptonshire first-hand
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.
New Birmingham New Street exhibition and fly-through revealed
Passengers can get a unique glimpse inside the redeveloped New Street station thanks to a new exhibition and 3D rollercoaster-style fly-through.
First of three platform upgrades at Moorfields station unveiled
The first of three platform upgrades at Moorfields station, part of a £12m investment by Network Rail, has been completed.
Britain’s biggest tunnel-boring machine starts work on Bolton railway upgrade
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.
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