Topic: Sheffield

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
Newell and Wright locomotive and train at Tinsley in Sheffield with road truck in background

Rail freight resurgence in Sheffield

Sheffield is at the heart of England’s fourth most populous area and was also at the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Today, the city region is far from finished with its manufacturing past, and the...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

Sheffield derailment RAIB preliminary report

Track fastenings failure led to the Sheffield cement train derailment in November, says the independent watchdog in the UK, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. The RAIB has determined that a track failure led to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Services resume after Bradford fire

A huge line-side fire has disrupted rail services in and around the north of England city of Bradford for a full week. However, Network Rail has confirmed that a full train service is expected to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Rail freight plan for Yorkshire airport

Proposals to reinvigorate the Doncaster Sheffield Airport as a new commercial hub create up to 33,000 jobs in the process has rail freight at the heart of the plans. The consortium of business interests behind...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton