Topic: West Coast Main Line

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

Bridge works begin on key UK freight route

Network Rail, the UK infrastructure agency, is beginning a programme of works on the 144-year-old Ribblehead Viaduct, the key link on the Settle-Carlisle Line. The huge viaduct carries freight and passenger traffic through the north...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

New mixed-use line proposed for Scotland-England

UK’s influential High Speed Rail Group proposes a significant new-build line between England and Scotland to complement the east and west coast main lines and solve capacity issues. The group, representing member organisations from across...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

West Coast Main Line casualty of Ciara

The British Isles have been buffeted by one of the fiercest storms in a decade, and the busiest long distance route in the country has been knocked out of action. The West Coast Main Line (WCML),...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Huge programme of engineering works in UK

A huge programme of works is planned over the Festive break in the UK. The end of December until the first week in January is the most intense period of maintenance, upgrades and installations. ’Twas the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freight puts a smile on Santa’s face

A team of little orange helpers on the UK West Coast Main Line is helping Santa put smiles on faces across Britain this Christmas. Increasing demand for his services means Father Christmas can no longer rely...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy