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With data from inter-city operator LNER suggesting that that Fridays and Sundays are now the most popular days for travel on the East Coast Main Line, infrastructure manager Network Rail is to undertake engineering work mid-week rather than at the weekend as a trial.
(Permalink) Engineering work Network Rail

The route between Rutherglen and Exhibition Centre has re-opened following a 32m improvement project. The structural elements alone, including work at Anderston tunnel, saw engineers complete over 47,000 hours of work. The slab track work was made up of 19 separate sites, ten of which were to replace damaged sections of the top slab ranging from two to eight metres in length. This work extends the life of the existing slab and also reduces the risk of temporary speed restrictions being imposed. Principal contractors involved in delivery for the work include AMCO-Giffen, Story and Bam Nuttall.
(Permalink) Anderston Argyle Line Argyle Street Bridgeton Dalmarnock Engineering work Exhibition Centre Glasgow Central Rutherglen

Anderston Tunnel: A section of tunnel on the Argyle Line. The route between Rutherglen and Exhibition Centre has re-opened following a £32m improvement project. Network Rail has successfully completed work to the Ar ...
Network Rail 25/03/2022

Our teams have completed our latest bout of bank holiday engineering works to help build a more resilient and reliable railway for passengers and freight operators.
(Permalink) Cathcart Road Engineering Work Gushetfaulds

Gushetfaulds: Steel preparation and painting works being undertaken at Cathcart Road, Polmadie.
Network Rail /05/2022

Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock this May Bank Holiday to deliver vital improvements for passengers.
(Permalink) Argyle Line Beattock Carstairs Cathcart Road Engineering Work Network Rail Symington

Beattock Summit: Engineering work at Beattock Summit. Easter Bank Holiday Works are planned for various locations including the West Coast Main Line.
Network Rail /04/2022

Unlike all different transport modes continuing operations during holidays, this is not the case for the railways of Great Britain. The only movement in the railway network during such days is the scream of the grinding wheel, the roar of the welding torch, and thousands of orange-jacketed engineers, hard at work on a programme of ...
(Permalink) Engineering work Railfreight

Network Rail is reminding passengers to check before they travel this Easter as we prepare to deliver improvements across Scotlands Railway.
(Permalink) Abington Argyle Line Beattock Carstairs Easter Ecclefechan Engineering work

Glasgow Central Low Level: Passengers are being reminded about the ongoing improvement works on the Argyle line, which are impacting services between Exhibition Centre and Rutherglen.
Network Rail /02/2022

Glasgow Central Low Level: Glasgow's Argyle line will close for eight weeks from mid-March while Network Rail delivers a £32m programme of work to improve reliability for passengers. Customers are being urged to plan ahea ...
Network Rail /02/2022

Residents living close to the railway line in the West End of Dundee are furious after a noise compared to the 'gates of hell' kept many awake for hours. [Article requires subscription. -RS]
(Permalink) Dundee Engineering work

Network Rail is trialling technology that will allow digital sensors to spot track faults, cut rail disruption and improve safety on Scotland's network. Hitachi Rail and its subsidiary Perpetuum have been awarded a contract by Network Rail to develop the first real-time digital solution that monitors, and eventually predicts, sections of track that affect ride quality and require maintenance.
(Permalink) Engineering work Hitachi Rail Network Rail Perpetuum Real-time Remote sensing Track faults

The main railway line between Edinburgh and Dundee is to close over two weekends this month for improvement works.
(Permalink) Engineering work Leuchars

Leuchars: A Dundee to Edinburgh service calls at Leuchars on 10 October 2018. Occupying the site of the south bay buffers is a new lounge for Caledonian Sleeper customers. It looks comfy and inviting but is onl ...
David Panton 10/10/2018

Leuchars: 170452 enters Leuchars with the 10.06 from Arbroath to Edinburgh on 30th September 2019. To the extreme left the overgrown sidings remain connected but to the right the stub of the RAF Leuchars sidin ...
Bill Roberton 30/09/2019

The picturesque Glenfinnan Viaduct is well known for its appearances in the Harry Potter films.
(Permalink) Engineering work Glenfinnan Viaduct Survey

Glenfinnan Viaduct: Watched by around two hundred people, Black 5 No.45407 takes the morning 'Jacobite' across Glenfinnan Viaduct on 26th August 2021.
John Gray 26/08/2021

Glenfinnan Viaduct: Glenfinnan Viaduct's west end in December 2018, showing over 100 years worth of the effects of water on concrete.
Ewan Crawford 17/12/2018

Glenfinnan Viaduct: Deltic 55022 Royal Scots Grey masquerading as 55003 Meld pauses for a few seconds on Glenfinnan Viaduct on 2 May with the Royal Scotsman before continuing on to Mallaig. 66735 in ...
John Gray 02/05/2015

Rail engineering works will cause ongoing weekend disruption for Ayrshire train travel. ScotRail says that due to engineering work, buses will replace all train services between Kilwinning and Paisley Gilmour Street for the next three weekends - and for a further four Sundays after that. The closure of the railway will affect people planning to travel on the Ayr-Glasgow, Ardrossan-Glasgow and Largs-Glasgow routes.
(Permalink) Engineering work Kilwinning Paisley Gilmour Street

ScotRail has published all the information needed for travel over Christmas and New Year, including timetable alterations due to engineering work.
(Permalink) Christmas Engineering Work New Year Timetabling

The shutdowns have yet to be added to timetables used by officials at National Rail Enquiries. Passenger watchdogs warned the engineering schedule could be even more disruptive.
(Permalink) Christmas Engineering work

No trains will run to or from Helensburgh this weekend due to engineering work - and because of ongoing industrial action there will be no replacement buses on Sunday.
(Permalink) Dalmuir Engineering work Helensburgh Industrial action RMT

Engineering work on the railway in Wales has been made safer with the end of human lookouts which are used to warn the workforce of approaching trains
(Permalink) Engineering work Lookouts Network Rail Safety

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