Topic: Manchester

Track works at Dore looking west towards Hope Valley

England: Hope Valley Project in final push

Work has started on the final engineering project to upgrade the Hope Valley line in the north of England. The line, which crosses the Pennines (north-south ridge chain), and connects Sheffield with Manchester, will be...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Sky shot of cranes lifting bridge into place at Bamford in the Hope Valley

UK Hope Valley Upgrade bridges Bamford gap

The Hope Valley freight main line and passenger community lifeline is approaching the endgame of a multi-year upgrade project. Recent line closures have seen major work completed, with key milestones hit by the project team,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Biffa liveried class 66 operated by GB Railfreight hauls another waste train

British Biffa bashes on with waste by rail

Biffa, one of the UK’s leading waste management companies, has been collaborating with GB Railfreight since 2018 to move household and commercial waste out of London using rail transport. With the expansion of the London...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wires up, rails down between Manchester and Stalybridge

The huge Transpennine Route Upgrade improvements programme, driven by Network Rail, continues in the Greater Manchester area. Works are underway to electrify and improve tracks between Manchester and Stalybridge. The multi-billion-pound project will see the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

The next stop for HS2 will be Manchester

Britain’s HS2 high-speed rail project will be debated in parliament shortly. The Bill (the parliamentary proposal for debate) has been laid before the House of Commons, the start of the official procedure for finalising the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

From urban freight route to green oasis

The Castlefield Viaduct in Manchester is congested – but only with wild flowers and weeds. Plans will see the 330m-long landmark turned into an urban oasis for next summer, as the Victorian structure sees new...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

England’s Hope Valley to be upgraded 

The UK government has rubber-stamped a 137 million pound investment (153 million euros) for the Hope Valley line. The route is the major mixed-use connection between the cities of Sheffield and Manchester, and also serves...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Battered Britain: snow and rain disrupts rail

Floods in the south, blizzards in the north. Storm Christoph delivers a weather shock to the UK, and rail services are affected in several areas. Vast quantities of rain caused multiple flood incidents, disrupting rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton