Topic: West Coast Main Line

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

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