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ScotRail is is announcing a return to on-train duties for ticket examiners and conductors from Monday with customers urged to plan ahead to stay safe.

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Wabtec has announced its intention to close its manufacturing operations at the Brush Traction site in Loughborough.
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Loughborough: The famous neon sign, framed by the steelwork of the recently erected Loughborough station footbridge. View east in October 2013.
Ken Strachan 25/10/2013

Tha dil gum bi an loidhne rile aig Ionad Sprs-sneachda a' Chirn Ghuirm fosgailte ro thoiseach a' Ghearrain an ath-bhliadhna.
{The railway line at the Cairngorm Snowsports Centre is due to re-open before the beginning of February next year.}
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Passengers will have their tickets checked on trains again from Monday after being suspended for more than a year, ScotRail is to announce today.
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North-east Conservative politicians have launched a campaign urging the Scottish Government to set out £200 million plans for the region's rail and infrastructure as 'an urgent priority'.
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Passengers heading for Edinburgh and Glasgow on west coast main line trains face disruption for two weeks after track was damaged during engineering work at the weekend.
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A union has urged Network Rail to examine 'every mile' of Scottish track to ensure the Stonehaven train crash which killed three people.
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A KEY Wester Ross road is to be closed for an entire weekend early next month, to allow vital level crossing repairs to be carried out.
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Balnacra Level Crossing: 158715 on a Kyle to Inverness service crosses the A890 at Balnacra between Strathcarron and Achnashellach. A railwaymen's halt was located here at one time but no public station.
Mark Bartlett 07/07/2012

The 2,000 tonne Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) will be launched later this year, creating a one-mile twin bore tunnel under Long Itchington Wood.
A competition to find a name for the moving mega-factory was launched in March and has already received over 120 suggestions.
Exclusively aimed at Warwickshire residents, HS2 and BBV are calling on the local community to submit their final name ideas, with the competition portal closing on Friday 30 April 2021.
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Network Rail has had to make changes to planned refurbishment works on the Grade II listed Britannia Bridge, in North Wales, after a pair of peregrine falcons were found to be calling it home.
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Britannia Bridge: About to cross the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait westbound on 29 May 2013. Originally a tubular bridge designed by Robert Stephenson, it was rebuilt after a major fire in 1970. A later additi ...
John McIntyre 29/05/2013

Visitors to Eskdale will be able to welcome steam trails from the La'al Ratty Railway as the attraction prepares for a long-awaited reopening.

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Ravenglass [R and E]: Locomotive 'Northern Rock' seen on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway on 24th July 2019.
John Yellowlees 24/07/2019


Ravenglass [R and E]: R&ER River Mite being turned at Ravenglass in April 1982.
Colin Miller /04/1982


Ravenglass [R and E]: River Irt on the turntable at Ravenglass on 18 October 2008.
Peter Todd 18/10/2008

Shortlisted by the British LGBT Awards alongside well-known brands and celebrities including RuPaul, Carla Delevingne and Eugene Levy. Nominated following the launch of the Pride Train which is a symbol of inclusion
Winners to be announced at an awards ceremony on 27 August.
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Derailment of a passenger train at Carmont, Aberdeenshire, 12 August 2020.

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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The site of the derailment has been restored with new track,and drainage and repairs to the bridge.
Network Rail 30/10/2020

Darlington's history went global yesterday afternoon - 200 years to the day that the concept of the modern railway was created in what is now a kebab shop.
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New passenger ferry for isle of Lismore as Argyll and Bute Council awards contract for £500,000 vessel to Mainstay Marine Solutions.
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As we glide in 21st-century comfort along continuous welded rail - connected to social media and six billion web pages - it's easy to forget that much of the infrastructure were travelling on, through or over is a product of Victorian grit. The busiest section of the West Coast main line is now 182 years []
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Campaigners fight to save hundreds of disused railway structures threatened with infilling or demolition. Scattered across our nation are relics of the transport revolution brought by the railway in the 19th Century and lost to another - driven by the motorcar - in the 20th. Fifty years ago, the idea that we might eventually reopen []
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A report says a signaller was not aware of any obstruction on the line where a train crashed, killing three people.
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The family of an Aberdeen man, killed when a train derailed near Stonehaven last summer, say their grief is still 'very raw' - as they speak publicly about their loss for the first time.
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Three people died when a ScotRail train hit stones washed onto the track in Aberdeenshire on August 12 last year.
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Contractors at the scene of the Stonehaven rail disaster ran after hearing a 'loud rumbling noise,' a new report has said.
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The ScotRail train which derailed near Stonehaven leaving three people dead and six other injured came off the tracks after striking stones and debris, an official report has ruled.
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Network Rail is today launching an art competition that will celebrate rail travel and the destinations people have missed travelling to during lockdown over the last year.

The competition titled 'Wish I Was There' invites art students from across Britain to create and submit pieces of artwork that conjures up images of the places that they have been looking forward to visiting- whether it be a town, city or beach, a shopping street or even just a pub or a park - a place that means something special to them.
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Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused at a popular north-east heritage site after it was targeted by thieves.

Royal Deeside Railway, an award-winning Victorian station preservation complex, said the break-in and theft of tools and broken windows totalled up to £3,000.

The damage was discovered by staff on Sunday morning at the site in Milton of Crathes, Banchory.
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A train between Aberdeen to Montrose was taken out of service after a traffic cone was thrown from a bridge.
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Good news as steam railway tourist got another cash boost to help it recover from the Covid pandemic.
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Alston: 'Barber', an 0-6-0ST built by Greens of Leeds (441/1908), photographed at Alston on the South Tynedale Railway on 22 July 2017. Note the new station roof, bought with the help of National Lotte ...
Peter Todd 22/07/2017

Services from Glasgow Central to Barrhead/Kilmarnock and Carlisle have all been affected.
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One of the vessels on the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay ferry route has been withdrawn.

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The vast investment in rail infrastructure outlined by Lorna Slater in the Green Party manifesto will delight those living in Durness, Ullapool, Campbeltown, and Kelso who currently lack a railway station. It will indeed be a pleasant surprise to the residents of Lerwick, whose nearest railway station is in Bergen.
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A night freight ferry service will return to the Stornoway-Ullapool route this weekend after its suspension led to severe criticism of operators CalMac.
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New plans floated by the Scottish Greens would see the Rosyth to Europe ferry line reinstated after more than a decade.
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Rosyth Dockyard: Blue Star 1 arriving at Rosyth with the ro-ro ferry from Zeebrugge on 26 June 2008. Passenger services on the route ceased at the end of 2010 although a freight only service is still in operati ...
John Furnevel 26/06/2008

GWR passengers have seen the highest increases for 'walk-up' tickets, but they also benefit from the cheapest day returns.
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A new park and choose facility at Rosyth station could be timetabled as part of plans to speed up bus journeys and boost passenger numbers.
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Rosyth: DRS 68004 on the 17.08 from Edinburgh meets 158732 heading in the opposite direction at Rosyth, on 8 April 2015.
Bill Roberton 08/04/2015

Deeside residents are backing proposals to reinstate a historical north-east railway - with the move also expected to feature in the SNPs election manifesto.
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Cults: View east at Cults in February 1997, when the two platforms were overgrown but still visible.
Ewan Crawford 04/02/1997


Cults: Cults Station building dating from 1894 replaced the original structure from 1853 (which had been moved on a train from its original location a few hundred yards east in 1855). It has the typical pien ...
Charlie Niven 20/06/2016


Cults: The BMU passing Cults station on 13.55 Aberdeen to Ballater service on 18th April 1960.
David Murray-Smith 18/04/1960

Rail services between Perth and Inverness will be reinstated from tomorrow morning (Thursday). The railway line has been closed near Dalwhinnie since Saturday following the derailment of two rear vehicles on an overnight rail operations test train.
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Dalwhinnie: An aerial view of Dalwhinnie looking to the station over the level crossing showing the track damaged in the derailment repaired.
Network Rail 15/04/2021


Dalwhinnie: This is the derailed HST at Dalwhinnie viewed from the level crossing to the north.
John Gray 10/04/2021

Scotlands Railway urged customers to plan ahead to stay safe as travel restrictions are lifted this weekend.

Yesterday, the Scottish government announced that, from Friday, people will be permitted to travel across Scotland to meet in groups of up to six adults from six households in outdoor settings.
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Scotlands rail operator urged customers to plan ahead to stay safe as travel restrictions are lifted.
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The MV Loch Seaforth has been taken off the Ullapool-Stornoway route until at least the end of April.
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A rail trade union has announced that ScotRail ticket examiners will join conductors in strike action involving not working on Sundays from the end of April.
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The constant circulation of air by the ventilation system on Greater Manchester's light rail vehicles helps to limit the risk of aerosol transmission of viruses, an independent study has found.
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Ferguson'S should be awarded 'every single' new Caledonian MacBrayne ferry contract by the Scottish Government in the post-Brexit era, an election candidate has declared.

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A community group has notified South Ayrshire Council of their intention to apply to purchase Ayr Station under the community right to buy scheme.

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Government needs to attract people back to public transport - CBT.
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After last week's column about the latest disturbing developments at Ferguson Marine on the Lower Clyde and the Scottish government-owned yard's protracted struggles to finish two new ferries for the ...
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Strike action is supported by workers as the union Unite accuses Albellio ScotRail of failing to make a meaningful pay offer.
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