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Flyover to boost capacity and reliability on one of Europe’s busiest rail routes
Plans for a new railway flyover which will help provide increased capacity and improved reliability on the Stafford to Crewe section of the busy West Coast main line have been given the go-ahead.Network Rail’s plans for the flyover at Norton Bridge (north of Stafford) will see six miles of new...
Severe disruption on the West Coast Mainline
Network Rail reports...........................Due to the extreme weather conditions there is severe disruption on the West Coast Main Line.Trains are currently running from Euston station to Birmingham and Wolverhampton but with delays, cancellations and alterations.Due to fallen trees, damaged...
West coast mainline rail contract halted in shock move
 West coast mainline rail contract halted in shock moveTransport secretary announces competition has been cancelled following discovery of flaws in franchise process from: http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/oct/03/west-coast-rail-contract Gwyn Topham, transport correspondent...
Railway works completed
from: http://www.lep.co.uk/news/traffic-travel/railway-works-completed-1-5880045Railway works completedPublished on the 23 July 2013 00:00Published 23/07/2013 More than £18m of improvement work on the railway between Warrington and Preston was completed yesterday after nine consecutive days of...
Major investment to improve West Coast rail performance
Network Rail today revealed details of a series of projects, worth nearly £40m, aimed at improving the reliability of the infrastructure and punctuality of train services on Britain’s busiest mixed-use railway line.The projects, many of which are already underway, have been specifically...
Amphibious antics at Norton Bridge
Shallowford newt works, picture 3:Work is well underway to re-home the newts of Norton Bridge as part of a major project to deliver performance improvements on the West Coast Main Line through Staffordshire.The newt relocation comes in advance of the proposed railway flyover at Norton Bridge...
Alstom Managing Director appears before Select Committee to comment on rail franchising
Terence Watson, Managing Director of Alstom’s UK Transport business, has today appeared before the Transport Select Committee to give the company’s views on Rail franchising.While Alstom is a supporter of the franchise system, it is also clear that issues over the West Coast Main Line...
Network Rail breaks track record
 Another track record was broken over Christmas when Network Rail’s track renewal system enjoyed a rare period of unbroken work on the West Coast main line.The track renewal train, known as Track Renewal System 4 (TRS4), is regularly used on overnight possessions, as its speed allows the...
Virgin Rail gets west coast mainline for two more years
 Virgin Rail gets west coast mainline for two more yearsRichard Branson's firm to run route until new long-term deal is awarded with new hourly service linking Glasgow and LondonGwyn Topham, transport correspondent, and agenciesguardian.co.uk, Thursday 6 December 2012 07.41 GMT ...
Civil Servant suspended over West Coast Fiasco - scapegoat?
 Civil servant suspended over West Coast rail says she was 'public sacrifice' By Michael Northcott Friday, 30 November 2012A civil servant who was suspended by the government of the West Coast main line fiasco has accused the government of using her as a scapegoat. from...

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