Topic: West Coast Main Line

Aerial view of Royal Mail EMU passing through Carstairs Junction

Carstairs Junction remodelling enters final phase

Work on the 164 million pound (almost 200 million euros) Carstairs junction remodelling project is entering its endgame. It has been a challenge for Scotland’s Railway, the partnership that administers the network, to keep services...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Train being loaded with construction spoil on the HS2 project site

High Speed Two or Low Speed One for freight?

The upcoming review of Britain’s high-speed railway project could provide unexpected benefits for rail freight. The massive project to build a new line between London and Birmingham is to come under scrutiny again, as costs...Read more
|3 comments|author: Simon Walton

Freight to benefit from engineering works

The UK West Coast Main Line, the busiest mixed-traffic route in Europe, will see the most extensive programme of engineering works this weekend. The Late May Bank Holiday is traditionally a busy time for operations....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