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Train travellers on this mornings early service from Wick to Inverness have been hit by disruption north of Lairg.
(Permalink) Far North Line Lairg

Dress for the Weather has put forward plans that will breathe new life into a historic Glasgow railway bridge, the 'Hielanman's Umbrella'.
(Permalink) Glasgow Central Hielanmans Umbrella

A few hours away from Waverley station, in London's Kings Cross, stands an intriguing outpost of Scotland that is generating creative waves across the world: The Gyle boutique hotel. A genuine Scottish oddity in London, is now the centre stage for an award-winning music video, a time-travel sci-fi graphic novel just published and a feature film Reel encounters coming out later this year.

A 175-year-old Perthshire railway tunnel has been given a new lease of life in a £6m project delivered by Network Rail.
(Permalink) Moncrieffe Tunnel

Following a ScotRail recruitment drive, the rail company are set to have two ticket guards on trains to help clamp down on fare dodging.
(Permalink) Fares Revenue protection ScotRail Tickets

FirstGroup is in discussions with Transport Scotland and Network Rail about route options and timings
(Permalink) FirstGroup Glasgow London Lumo Network Rail Transport Scotland

FirstGroup, the private sector transport operator, today announces that its popular open access rail service Lumo is in discussions with Transport Scotland and Network Rail.
(Permalink) FirstGroup Glasgow London Lumo Network Rail Transport Scotland

Rail services between Livingston South and Edinburgh were halted on Wednesday afternoon, following reports of an injured swan on the line as staff were on hand to move the bird.
(Permalink) Animal on the line Livingston South Swan

Alan Valley Railway is set to start serving afternoon tea on board its steam-hauled train service.
(Permalink) Aln Valley Railway

Lochmaddy Pier will eventually be used by new ferries being built for CalMac's Little Minch routes.
(Permalink) Loch nam Madadh Lochmaddy Pier

Potential new railway stations at Cove and Newtonhill are to be examined in more detail as work continues to identify improvements to sustainable travel between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk.
(Permalink) Cove Newtonhill

Brits are the most likely in the world to choose to travel by train over car or plane for long-distance journeys, according to a new global survey commissioned by Hitachi Rail.

The study found that 46% of Londoners prefer to travel long-distance by train (versus a global average of 34%), compared to 41% by car and just 10% via short haul flights.
(Permalink) Hitachi Rail Rail travel Survey

The Derry to Coleraine and Larne to Carrickfergus rail lines are at risk, Assembly told.
(Permalink) Carrickfergus Colraine Derry Larne Londonderry

The worst performing railway station in West Fife has been revealed through a train time analysis website.

A fantastic role model, who created an app which could revolutionise the way train cleaning crews across the country work shortly after he joined Northern as a graduate, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. 
(Permalink) Northern

The world's only turning boat lift is rightly popular, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year
(Permalink) Falkirk Wheel Forth and Clyde Canal Union Canal

There is no single solution when it comes to green transport fuel, but CalMacs new Scottish ferry fleet will be ready to navigate the passage to net zero in 2045, according to Louis de Wolff, the companys director of standards and performance
(Permalink) Caledonian MacBrayne Green

Headbolt Lane station's battery-powered trains (a UK first) makes it hugely significant. Merseyrail’s new Class 777/1 IPEMUs (independently powered electric multiple units) have enabled Merseyrail to expand its network for the first time since the Wirral lines to Chester and Ellesmere Port were electrified. Since then, Mersey trains have been limited to working within the confines of the third-rail electrified network. Now, they are running beyond the third-rail network for the first time - albeit on a short extension from Kirkby to Headbolt Lane, which is less than one mile (1.3km).
(Permalink) Class 777/1 Headbolt Lane IPEMU Merseyrail

ScotRail’s safety chief says "80 per cent of all complaints" originate on the West Highland Line’s "ageing" trains between Glasgow, Oban and Mallaig as it vowed to tackle the route’s long-running heating problem.
(Permalink) Fort William Heating Mallaig Oban Polar Express ScotRail West Highland Line

A busy station car park will have over 100 fewer spaces for over a year.
(Permalink) East Kilbride

Levenmouth has long been one of Fife's hidden gems and the reopening of its rail line on 2nd June, with direct trains from the capital in just over an hour, is about to place it on every Scot's staycation bucket list.
(Permalink) Coast Fife Leven Levenmouth Line

Giant tunnelling machine named Florence completes 10-mile drive under the Chilterns in 2 years and 9 months. 3 million cubic metres of material excavated from the tunnels to be reused for ambitious chalk grassland restoration project.
(Permalink) Chilterns Tunnel HS2

Railway engineers have egg on their faces after a sign on a rail bridge on the Highland Mainline mistakenly mentioned Cambridge instead of Carrbridge.
(Permalink) Cambridge Carrbridge Highland Main Line Lynebeg Moy

Network Rail is reminding passengers that a number of parking spaces at East Kilbride station will be temporarily out of use to allow the safe delivery of construction works.
(Permalink) East Kilbride

The battered old advertising hoarding on the rail bridge at St Leonard's Bank has been labelled a blight on the Perth cityscape.
(Permalink) Perth

Plans were refused to open a new a new Greggs at a Glasgow Central.
(Permalink) Glasgow Central

It emerged this week that the Glen Sannox will now cost almost £150m, while the Glen Rosa will be ready no later than September 2025.
(Permalink) MV Glen Rosa MV Glen Sannox

Wemyss Bay's Station Caf is accepting applications for a role described as being ideal for a young person still at school.
(Permalink) Wemyss Bay

ScotRail has issued a warning to train passengers ahead of two huge events.
(Permalink) ScotRail

RMT will hold a 'Rail Cuts Cost Lives' rally and lobby MSPs at Holyrood on Thursday.
(Permalink) RMT Scottish Parliament

New concerns have surfaced over the future of the nationalised shipyard firm at the centre of Scotland's ferry fiasco as MSPs say they were told there was no sight of future work.
(Permalink) Ferguson Marine

Safety works at the Ayr Station Hotel are progressing with attentions turning to the section nearest the iconic clock tower.
(Permalink) Ayr Station Hotel Demolition Safety works South Ayrshire Council

Network Rail has completed works as part of an £11.2m investment at Dunblane station that will improve train performance and reliability on the wider route.
(Permalink) Dunblane

Shoppers have been left in stitches after a world-famous fashion brand released a £990 hoodie which has been compared to a ScotRail seat.
(Permalink) Burberry ScotRail

Rail users are being advised not to park their cars at North Berwick Fire Station whilst the towns train station car park is closed.
(Permalink) North Berwick

Network Rail engineers have completed a mammoth nine-day programme of engineering work at the UKs only sliding canal bridge in Keadby, near Scunthorpe. [The Ulverston Canal Rolling Bridge also still exists, but it out of use. -RS]
(Permalink) Keadby Sliding Bridge

Thrill seeking Fifers are sought as one of Scotlands biggest fundraising events returns this summer.
(Permalink) Forth Bridge

A Northumberland bus service that will soon connect with a number of railway stations in the county has undergone a rebrand.
(Permalink) Buses Northumberland Line

Enthusiasts join test run of Newcastle to Ashington service, which will restart this summer following 19-year campaign. It has been painful and torturous, said Dennis Fancett, reflecting on a 19-year battle to bring back trains to overlooked communities in south-east Northumberland. It is a working freight line. It should have been the easiest rail reopening in the country and it hasn't been. It has been painful and stop-start for years.

(Permalink) Northumberland Line

Katy Clark MSP has warned that Ardrossan's loss of its ferry link with Arran could be a fatal blow for the town.
(Permalink) Ardrossan Arran Brodick

A huge dry dock in Inverclyde finds itself at the centre of a fierce debate.
(Permalink) Inchgreen Graving Dock

Two men face charges of stealing 1,200kg of lead from the Station Hotel - with one also admitting failing to tell cops about an uncapped needle.
(Permalink) Ayr Station Hotel

Concerns have been raised over a big gap between the platform and trains at Aberdour Station.
(Permalink) Aberdour Mind the gap

Ambitious plans have been launched to recreate a working replica of Scotland's oldest railway.
(Permalink) 1722 Waggonway Project Tranent Waggonway Tranent to Cockenzie Waggonway

Countdown clocks marking the final 100 days until Scotlands newest rail link goes live have been switched on.
(Permalink) Leven Levenmouth Line

More than 40 years have passed since Glasgow's Harbour Tunnel closed to the public.
(Permalink) Finnieston Quay Glasgow Harbour Tunnel Glasgow Harbour Tunnel Company Mavisbank Quay Rotundas

The Settle-Carlisle railway line is seeking new volunteers to support the growth of local tourism.
(Permalink) Settle and Carlisle Line Tourism Volunteers

ScotRail has issued new travel advice to rugby fans hoping to see Scotland and England clash for the Six Nations at Murrayfield this weekend.
(Permalink) ScotRail

People living and working across Cumbria will see better public transport, reduced congestion and upgraded bus and rail stations as part of billions of pounds of investment into towns, smaller cities, and rural areas across the North of England.
(Permalink) Cumbria

With 100 days to go until the return of rail services to Levenmouth, Cabinet Secretary for Transport Fiona Hyslop today (Friday, February 23) switched on an official countdown clock at Edinburgh Waverley to mark the milestone.
(Permalink) Leven Levenmouth Line

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