This day in history 15 September

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Gourock Pier: [[MV Maid of Argyll]] photographed off Gourock on 15 September 1955.

Piers on the Firth of Clyde
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [15/09/1955]


Dunoon Pier: MV Maid of Cumbrae at sea off Dunoon in September 1955.

Piers on the Firth of Clyde
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) [15/09/1955]


Pollokshaws Viaduct: BR Standard 2-6-4 tank no 80051 crossing the White Cart Water on Pollokshaws in September 1954 with a St Enoch - East Kilbride service.

Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [15/09/1964]


Penrith: Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no 48169 brings a freight into Penrith off the Keswick line in September 1967 over the new railway bridge spanning the M6 motorway. Construction of the motorway itself is well underway in the background.

Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
Colin Miller [15/09/1967]


Whimple: The 13:10 Waterloo to Exeter St. Davids (1V13) rolls through pleasant Devon countryside between Feniton and Whimple, where it was one of the few trains booked to stop. BRCW Type 3 No. 6540 is displaying the Southern Region route code for Waterloo - Exeter, although by the time of the photograph in 1972 the section of the former LSWR main line west of Salisbury was firmly in Western Region territory following the 1963 boundary changes.

London and South Western Railway
Bill Jamieson [15/09/1972]


Arrochar and Tarbet: An Oban service runs in to Arrochar and Tarbet from the south behind an unidentified BRCW Class 27. At this time the station was still controlled by semaphore signals. See image [[30115]] for a modern day view of the same location.

West Highland Railway
Mark Bartlett [15/09/1977]


Pontefract Baghill: Bulleid 'Merchant Navy' Pacific no 35028 Clan Line just south of Pontefract Baghill station on 15 September 1979. The locomotive is on its way from York to Sheffield to pick up the Merchant Navy LPG Strongbow Express. The tall three arched Swanhill Lane Bridge in the photograph was later demolished due to mining subsidence and replaced with the present structure. [With thanks to Vic Smith]

Swinton and Knottingley Joint Railway (Midland Railway and North Eastern Railway Joint)
Bill Jamieson [15/09/1979]


Grindleford: Heading for Shrewsbury, rebuilt Merchant Navy No. 35028 Clan Line is running through sylvan surroundings as it passes Grindleford with 'The Strongbow Express' on 15 September 1979.

Dore and Chinley Railway (Midland Railway)
Bill Jamieson [15/09/1979]


Liverpool Street: A trio of class 37s at Liverpool Street in September 1980. 37064 is about to depart with a service to Kings Lynn as 37012 arrives with a train from Lowestoft. In the centre background an unidentified member of the class is awaiting the clear to run back to Stratford MPD.

Great Eastern Metropolitan Station and Railways
John Furnevel [15/09/1980]


Faslane Junction Yard: West Highland Line, looking along the Faslane branch - September 1981. See photo ref 14629 for newer view.

Military Port Number 1 Railway
Alistair MacKenzie [15/09/1981]


Faslane Junction Yard: West Highland Line, sidings at Faslane Branch serving Faslane ship breakers yard and military establishment. Military Port No 1. Taken 15 September 1981.

Military Port Number 1 Railway
Alistair MacKenzie [15/09/1981]


Tickets and labels: The special edition ticket issued on the re-opening of Dyce station on 15 September 1984.

British Rail
John Williamson [15/09/1984]


Dyce: 47709 The Lord Provost, with the inaugural train from Dyce on the re-opening of the station on 15 September 1984. A special hospitality tent was erected on the location of the Formatine and Buchan platforms which had been filled in to act as a car park.

Great North of Scotland Railway
John Williamson [15/09/1984]


Appleby: Southern No.850 Lord Nelson rolls into Appleby for a water stop with a 'Scout Special' on 15th September 1984. At the time this big Maunsell 4-6-0 was a regular performer on the S&C working out of Steamtown Carnforth.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/1984]


Ormside: The Class 40 prototype D200 (40122) seen heading south at Ormside during that period in the 1980s when it was reinstated to main line service for regular passenger use on the Settle & Carlisle line.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/1984]


Planalp: Scene at Planalp on the Brienz Rothorn Railway, Switzerland, in September 1994.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn
Peter Todd [15/09/1994]


Planalp: Passing loop at Planalp, the halfway station, on the Brienz Rothorn Railway, Switzerland, in September 1994.

Brienz Rothorn Bahn
Peter Todd [15/09/1994]


Kingussie: The signal box at Kingussie in 2001, looking east from the down platform with the B970 level crossing beyond.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2001]


Pontrieux: SNCF 231 K 8 at Pontrieux, northern France, on 15 Sept 2002. The Pacific is being fed and watered after working in on a steam special.

SNCF
Peter Todd [15/09/2002]


Aviemore: A late afternoon Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street service runs into Aviemore on 15 September 2004.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2004]


Thornton Shed [2nd]: A westbound Sprinter passes the site of Thornton Weighs and shed - now a field with no hint of former use. View looks east. September 2004. See image [[33514]]

Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway)
Ewan Crawford [15/09/2004]


Forres [2nd]: Platform view at Forres station looking west in September 2004.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2004]


Forres East Junction: Forres signal box in September 2004, looking east

Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2004]


Dufftown: Prototype railbus 140001 in the sidings at Dufftown on 15 September 2004. See image [[4273]]

Keith and Dufftown Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2004]


Dalmeny: Northbound Sprinter begins the Forth Bridge crossing in 2004

Forth Bridge Railway
James Young [15/09/2004]


Dufftown: Platform scene at Dufftown Station on 15 September 2004.

Keith and Dufftown Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2004]


Dava: Looking along the northbound platform at Dava in September 2004 with the station house on the left.

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2004]


Dufftown: The K&DR Dufftown station building in September 2004.

Keith and Dufftown Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2004]


Longniddry: 322485 stands at Longniddry with a North Berwick service in September 2006.

North British Railway
James Young [15/09/2006]


Maybole: Dedication team at Maybole on 15 September 2006.

Maybole and Girvan Railway
David Kiltie [15/09/2006]


Maybole: Maybole on 15 September 2006 - with the station name now clearly picked out in white brick on the disused platform.

Maybole and Girvan Railway
David Kiltie [15/09/2006]


Kirkby Stephen: Coal, imported via Hunterston, heads south through Kirkby Stephen.

Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
Ewan Crawford [15/09/2006]


Penyffordd: Northbound 153321 at Penyffordd passing the signalbox.

Wrexham, Mold and Connah^s Quay Railway
Ewan Crawford [15/09/2006]


Cosford: Coal empties passing east through Cosford in 2006.

Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway
Ewan Crawford [15/09/2006]


Wrexham General: Looking north at Wrexham General. The Original line (North Wales Mineral Rly) is to the right in the main station and this platform (no 4) is for what is now a short branch to Wrexham Central.

Wrexham Central Extension (Wrexham, Mold and Connah^s Quay Railway)
Ewan Crawford [15/09/2006]


Hawarden Bridge: View from the level crossing at Hawarden Bridge looking south over the River Dee at a train stopped at Shotton.

Chester and Connah^s Quay Railway
Ewan Crawford [15/09/2006]


Cosford: Resignalling at Cosford in September 2006. View is south east towards Wolverhampton.

Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway
Ewan Crawford [15/09/2006]


Carluke: 334 028 runs into Carluke on 15 September 2007 with a Lanark - Dalmuir service.

Caledonian Railway
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Carluke: 322 483 with the daily North Berwick train at Carluke on 15 September.

Caledonian Railway
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Blairhill: View west along the platform at Blairhill on 15 September 2007 as 320315 prepares to depart with an Airdrie service. See image [[51279]]

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
David Panton [15/09/2007]


High Street: 320 301 stands at High Street station on 15 September 2007 on an eastbound service. (The station was originally College - renamed High Street in 1914.)

Glasgow City and District Railway
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 156433 The Kilmarnock Edition on the approach to Glasgow Central in September 2007.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [15/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: Catering staff clearing the empty Glasgow Central portion of the Caledonian Sleeper prior to it being taken to Polmadie.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [15/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: Access point created in connection with signalling work currently taking place around Glasgow Central. Photo taken from a passing train.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [15/09/2007]


Glasgow Central: 90039 at Platform 9 of Glasgow Central with the terminated Glasgow Central portion of the Caledonian Sleeper

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [15/09/2007]


Easterhouse: 320 316 with a Helensburgh Central service arrives at Easterhouse on a wet 15 September.

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Coatdyke: 320 305 calls at Coatdyke with an eastbound service for Drumgelloch on 15 September 2007.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Shettleston: View east at Shettleston as 320 315 arrives on a Balloch service on 15 September 2007. The junction beyond the train, once the old NB route to Hamilton, now leads into the large PW depot operated by STC, some of which can be seen in the right background on the other side of Hallhill Road.

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Drumgelloch [1st]: 320 305 stands at the terminus at Drumgelloch on 15 September 2007.

New Monkland Line (Monkland Railways)
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Bellgrove: The westbound platform at Bellgrove station on 15 September 2007 with 320 304 boarding a service for Balloch.

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Shettleston: Not in service 320 309 uses the crossover at Shettleston, heading for the loop used for reversing, on 15 September 2007

Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
David Panton [15/09/2007]


Bodmin General: The Bodmin and Wenford preserved railway station retains its original buildings, which closed to passengers in 1967 but still saw china clay traffic from Wenford Bridge until 1983.

Bodmin Branch (Great Western Railway)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2008]


Shoreditch High Street: View southeast showing progress on the East London Line northern extension at Shoreditch on 15 September 2008. After crossing Shoreditch High Street on the new bridge, the line swings north over New Inn Yard to join the former route from Broad Street. [The old tube stock seen bottom right is standing on the Broad Street trackbed on the south side of Holywell Lane.] From here it will continue along what is mainly existing urban viaduct as far as Western Junction on the North London Line, from where it will run west to Highbury and Islington. [Interchange will be available there with the Victoria Line, Northern City Line and North London Line.]

East London Railway to North London Railway link (East London Line)
Michael Gibb [15/09/2008]


Kinross Junction [2nd]: Demolition remains at the site of Kinross Junction station near junction 6 of the M90 on 15 September 2008. [The view is close to the location shown in Robin Barbour photograph]. See image [[20700.]]

Fife and Kinross Railway
Bill Roberton [15/09/2008]


Marazion: Marazion was the first station out of Penzance and famous for many years for its Pullman car camping coaches alongside the sea. Opened as Marazion Road it closed in 1964 but, although all other infrastructure has gone, the former station building is still in use and stands alongside the main line.

West Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2008]


Marazion: Still in use, and in good condition forty four years after closure in 1964, Marazion station building stands alongside the down main line. This view is to the east towards St Erth. The sea lies just behind the new housing development on former railway land.

West Cornwall Railway
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2008]


Stogumber: Early morning at Stogumber before the first train of the day on the West Somerset Railway. Like other WSR stations this is an excellent period piece.

West Somerset Railway
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2008]


Bodmin General: The Bodmin and Wenford Railway depot can be seen from the station platform at Bodmin General. On this day T9 4-4-0 30120 was on shed see image [[41020]] with BRCW 33110 and 08444. Just behind the signal box is another small shed that contained the former Fowey Docks Class 10 D3452 and Beattie Well Tank 30587.

Bodmin Branch (Great Western Railway)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2008]


Bodmin General: Bodmin and Wenford trains reverse at Bodmin General before continuing to Bodmin Parkway or Boscarne Junction. Many original station features survive here at the terminus.

Bodmin Branch (Great Western Railway)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2008]


Motherwell: 322 484 arriving at Motherwell on 15 September with the 1538 to North Berwick.

Clydesdale Junction Railway
David Panton [15/09/2008]


Glasgow Central: For the avoidance of doubt...poster at Glasgow Central on 15 September 2008.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
David Panton [15/09/2008]


Umberleigh: View south towards Crediton and Exeter in September 2008 showing the surviving station building at Umberleigh on the North Devon Tarka Line

North Devon Railway and Dock
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2008]


Glasgow Queen Street High Level: Departure board at Glasgow Queen Street on 15 September announcing the 1733 Monday - Friday direct service to Kirkcaldy. One train a day runs each way.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
David Panton [15/09/2008]


Umberleigh: Umberleigh lies south of Barnstaple on the Tarka Line. Services on this former Southern line are now in the hands of First Great Western who are reported to be increasing the frequency of trains due to significant growth in passenger numbers. View towards Barnstaple past the traditional Southern running in board.

North Devon Railway and Dock
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2008]


Fauldhouse and Crofthead: View east along the trackbed towards Bridge Street over the site of the former Fauldhouse & Crofthead station in September 2009. Originally opened by the Wilsontown, Morningside & Coltness Railway in 1848 as Crofthead, the station, which had a single platform on the north (left) side, eventually closed to passengers in 1930. The line remained open east of here for freight, including a branch south to the nearby Levenseat quarry and works, until well into the 1960s, eventually being cut back to Polkemmet Junction in 1969.

Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2009]


Benhar Branch Junction: Just to the west of Fauldhouse and Crofthead station the main WM&C line continued west, passing below the Caledonian route, while a branch turned north towards Fauldhouse Moor, serving mining and quarrying activities in the area (the branch was cut back to Braehead East Quarry in the 1920s and closed completely in the 1950s). The young lady in the picture is about to turn north along the trackbed of the former branch while a DMU, having just crossed Fauldhouse viaduct on the Caledonian route with an Edinburgh - Glasgow Central service, is about to turn west towards Fauldhouse station. See image [[25462]]

Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2009]


Fauldhouse: Shortly after leaving Fauldhouse station on 15 September 2009 an Edinburgh bound service turns south east to run onto the viaduct spanning the northern section of Greenburn golf course. In the foreground, running parallel with the ex-Caledonian line at this point, is the trackbed of the long closed freight only branch running south from Fauldhouse Moor which turned east in the middle distance to join the Wilsontown, Morningside and Coltness line on the approach to the former Fauldhouse & Crofthead station. See image [[25447]]

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2009]


Fauldhouse: A DMU crosses the viaduct over Greenburn golf course shortly after leaving Fauldhouse station on 15 September with a Glasgow Central - Edinburgh Waverley service.

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2009]


Edinburgh Waverley: The external sub platforms 8 & 9 on the south side of Waverley on 15 September 2009. View east towards the Calton Tunnel.

North British Railway
Iain Steel [15/09/2009]


Sheffield: The impressive station frontage at Sheffield, winner of various restoration and heritage awards, seen here on 15 September 2009.

Sheffield to Chesterfield Line (Midland Railway)
Iain Steel [15/09/2009]


Fauldhouse: The 0823 Edinburgh Waverley - Glasgow Central crosses Greenburn golf course on Fauldhouse Viaduct as it slows for the Fauldhouse stop. Photographed on 15 September 2009 from the trackbed of the WMC route near the former Fauldhouse and Crofthead station. See image [[25447]]

Caledonian Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2009]


Mouldron Junction: A late afternoon Glasgow Central - Edinburgh Waverley via Shotts service crossing Greenburn golf course, half a mile east of Fauldhouse station on 15 September 2009.

Cleland and Midcalder Line (Caledonian Railway)
John Furnevel [15/09/2009]


Harborne: The view south towards Harborne from near Hagley Road in September 2010. The trackbed is now a footpath and, regrettably, the terminus at Harborne has been obliterated.

Harborne Railway
Ewan Crawford [15/09/2010]


Carlisle: The crew of 5690 Leander in discussion while waiting on the centre road at Carlisle for permission to proceed to Upperby for watering, with the driver keeping a wary eye on the signal. The date is 15 September 2010, the last day of the 2010 season for The Fellsman.

Caledonian Railway
Bill Jamieson [15/09/2010]


Munlochy: Still standing fifty years after the closure of the Fortrose Branch, a farm access bridge crumbling away in the corner of a field west of Munlochy in September 2010.

Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
John Gray [15/09/2010]


Avoch: Today it is hard to find any indication that Avoch had a railway connection. The station site is now built over but just east of it, hidden in the undergrowth, is this unusual bridge that once carried the line over the Avoch Burn.

Fortrose Branch (Highland Railway)
John Gray [15/09/2010]


Hawthorn Dene Viaduct: Hawthorn Dene Viaduct on the Durham Coast, between Seaham Harbour and Easington Colliery. The beach is recovering after years of despoilation, from colliery waste tipped into the sea by the large Aerial Flights of the East Durham coastal pits (Vane Tempest, Seaham, Dawdon, Easington, Horden, Blackhall...). The tipping operation was demonstrated here in the final minutes of 'Get Carter' (1971). See image [[30874]]. View south, some 15 years after mining ceased.

North Eastern Railway
Brian Taylor [15/09/2010]


Carlisle: The nameplate and front driver of 'Jubilee' 5690 Leander at Carlisle on 15 September 2010. The locomotive was about to run down to Upperby for servicing after arriving from Lancaster with 'The Fellsman'.

Caledonian Railway
Bill Jamieson [15/09/2010]


Ystrad Rhondda: Arriva Trains Wales Sprinter 150240 runs into the station loop at Ystrad Rhonnda on the 14.17 ex Treherbert to cross the northbound service. The single line sections north to Treherbert and south to Porth are both token operated, from token machines located on each platform, and these see extensive use for the half hourly weekday service.

Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
David Pesterfield [15/09/2011]


Llwynypia: Pacer 142083 climbs the significant gradient out of Tonypandy on 15 September 2011 as it approaches Llwynypia station with the 14.36 Cardiff Central -Treherbert.

Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
David Pesterfield [15/09/2011]


Ystrad Rhondda: Treherbert line services cross at Ystrad Rhonnda on the otherwise single line between Porth and Treherbert on 15 September 2011. 150242 runs in from Cardiff to give up the token for the section from Porth and gain an onward token to proceed as the 14.29 to Treherbert. 150240 on the 14.28 to Cardiff awaits the issue of a token to allow it to proceed forward to Porth.

Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
David Pesterfield [15/09/2011]


Tondu: 150280 runs into Tondu Station, to form the 15.31 service to Cardiff Central, after giving up the token from Maesteg to the Tondu Junction signaller at the nearby box. The two lower semaphore home signals cover the Maesteg line running straight ahead, and the Pontycymer line that branches off to the right by the signal box.

Llynvi Valley Railway
David Pesterfield [15/09/2011]


Bamber Bridge: The track inspection team patrol along the WH Bowker siding at Bamber Bridge as Northern 142045 passes on a Blackpool South to Colne service on 15th September 2012. From the state of the siding it is obvious that it hadn't seen any rail traffic for a while. The overbridge above the train carries the A6 road.

Blackburn and Preston Railway
John McIntyre [15/09/2012]


Duffield: A sight I have waited 30 years to see - main line to branch line interchange at Duffield on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. see image [[40048]]

Wirksworth Branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Derby: The 14.42 service to Crewe getting ready to leave Derby platform 2 on 15th September 2012. see image [[40786 for a classmate not very far away]]

North Midland Railway
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Derby: Fortunately the 14.42 to Crewe (the class 153) is about to leave Derby in the opposite direction from the 14.36 to Cardiff on 15 September 2012.

North Midland Railway
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Leicester Midland: An up HST calls at Leicester on 15 September 2012. Locomotives are rarely stabled at Leicester these days see image [[35939]], but there are often tantalising glimpses of freight traffic stopped in the loops North of the station (on the left in this view).

Midland Counties Railway
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Derby: The 14.50 to Matlock, originating from Nottingham, stands alongside platform 1b at Derby station on 15 September 2012. I liked the old Derby station in my younger days, but have gradually come to appreciate the clean and airy feel of the 'new' station as I get older!

North Midland Railway
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Derby Works: The entrance building is one of the few remaining parts of the Midland's Derby Works, and one of the few which can be seen from the station. The building, seen here in September 2012, has been renovated and updated with modern extras: truly 'old meets new'. Notice the high-tech wash equipment on the platform.

Derby Works (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Leicester Midland: The 14.04 for Sheffield comprising a class 222 arrives at Leicester in September 2012. Compare and contrast to the HST see image [[38536]]. The train in the background is the 13.57 to St. Pancras, evidently a little late.

Midland Counties Railway
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Ravenstor: What a tip! The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway shows how stone used to be loaded at Ravenstor. The paths in the background lead to the High Peak Trail see image [[26057]].

Wirksworth branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Duffield: The passenger loading from Matlock to Nottingham on a Saturday afternoon in September 2012 justified three coaches - curious, as one was fine going the other way see image [[40786]]. The trees at this former junction for Wirksworth have grown considerably since the 1980s.

Midland Railway
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Idridgehay: There are two level crossings on the Wirksworth branch, one on the South side of Wirksworth; the other, shown here, being North of Idridgehay station. Here is the 'second man's view', heading South in September 2012.

Wirksworth Branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Strand Road Level Crossing: Newly repaired at the Ribble Steam workshops and back in traffic, L&YR 'A' Class 0-6-0 No. 1300 (BR 52322) was the star of the 2012 Autumn Steam Gala. It is seen here at Strand Rd in between turns that were shared with two resident industrial locos.

Ribble Branch (North Union Railway and Preston Corporation Joint)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2012]


Llangollen: GWR 0-6-0 pannier tank no 6430 at Llangollen on 15 September 2012.

Llangollen and Corwen Railway
Bruce McCartney [15/09/2012]


Carrog: DMU at Carrog on the Llangollen Railway in September 2012.

Llangollen and Corwen Railway
Bruce McCartney [15/09/2012]


Preston (Ribble Branch): L&YR A Class 0-6-0 with the first train of the day at the Ribble Steam Railway 2012 autumn gala. The locomotive is passing the sand drag that protects the swing bridge and public road just round the corner. Recently returned to service No. 1300 is going on tour almost immediately and will be at the KWVR 2012 autumn gala in October.

Ribble Branch (North Union Railway and Preston Corporation Joint)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2012]


Derby: Refurbished class 56 no. 312 (in Cotswold Railways livery) languishes between Derby station and Etches Park depot on 15th September 2012.

North Midland Railway
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Ravenstor: A Derby lightweight DMU, which 'goes quite well' according to the driver on the day, prepares to head down the 1 in 30 to Wirksworth. The black star in the right background is actually a couple of stone wagons see image [[40612]]

Wirksworth branch (Midland Railway)
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Leicester: The old (an HST forming the 17.57 to St.Pancras) and the new ( a class 222 forming the 18.04 to Sheffield) meet at the venerable Leicester station on 15th September.

Midland Counties Railway
Ken Strachan [15/09/2012]


Kirkdale: A view of Kirkdale Depot, from the Up platform at Kirkdale station, with several Class 507 and 508 units in residence on the afternoon of Sunday 15th September 2013.

Liverpool and Walton Joint Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2013]


Klosters Platz: The Rhaetian Ge 4/4 III fleet are handsome and powerful (4160hp) locos that wouldn't look out of place on the standard gauge network. All twelve are in different advertising liveries but that on 648 Susch particularly complements the red coaching stock. The guard and driver of a Davos to Landquart service chat at Klosters while waiting for departure time.

Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2013]


Ormskirk: Merseyrail 508137 has just arrived at Ormskirk in September 2013 with a service from Liverpool and after a short break will return to the city. The buffer stop and barrier board at the far end of the unit marks the limit of Merseyrail working, the line beyond that being operated by Northern from Preston

Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2013]


Aberdeen: Deltic Royal Scots Grey rests at Aberdeen's Platform 2 on 15th September after arrival at the head of a charter train. The 12.47 ScotRail service to Edinburgh stands alongside.

Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
David Spaven [15/09/2013]


Inverkeithing Central Junction: 37516 hauls the empty stock from the previous day's SRPS Inverurie - Oban trip back to Bo'ness from Aberdeen past Inverkeithing Central junction on 15 September.  Deltic 55022 brought up the rear of the train see image [[44581]].

Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway
Bill Roberton [15/09/2013]


Sandhills: A Southport to Liverpool Central Merseyrail service formed by 508137 calls at Sandhills station on 15 September 2013.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
John McIntyre [15/09/2013]


Kirkdale: Merseyrail 508130 arrives at Kirkdale with a service to Liverpool Central on 15 September 2013. The modern station building stands high above the tracks. See image [[31286]] for a view in the opposite direction.

Liverpool and Walton Joint Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2013]


Kirkdale: A view from the footbridge at Kirkdale station on 15 September 2013 looking south over Merseyrail's Kirkdale EMU depot. The depot was built on the site of Bank Hall engine shed, which closed in 1966 see image [[22293]].

Liverpool and Walton Joint Railway (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway and East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2013]


Ormskirk: Merseyrail 508137 approaches the buffers as it arrives at Ormskirk on 15 September 2013 with a service from Liverpool. See image [[15790]] for a similar view north from Derby Street bridge some 22 years earlier when the vegetation was less prolific.

Liverpool, Ormskirk and Preston Railway (East Lancashire Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2013]


Sandhills: Looking south towards Liverpool city centre on 15 September as Merseyrail 508112 approaches Sandhills station past the turnback siding.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
John McIntyre [15/09/2013]


Klosters Platz: Rhaetian Railway service locomotive Gmf 4/4 BB, stabled in a siding at Klosters Platz station. This metre guage diesel, and sister 242, are used on a variety of support duties including the propelling of snowblowers. It is also available to provide emergency assistance in the nearby Vereina tunnel, which at 19km is the longest metre guage tunnel in Switzerland.

Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2013]


Blackpool North: Elevated view of Blackpool North from the new municipal buildings that now overlook the station. A 150 Sprinter is in Platform 2, while a 158 waits in Platform 6 on a York service. The taxi rank and land beyond were once occupied by the main station platforms which extended back beyond the area now covered by the road.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2014]


Blackpool North: The soon to change scene at Blackpool North station where Network Rail has announced that during electrification and resignalling they are taking the opportunity to simplify the track layout too. 158842 departs for York towards the array of semaphores on 15 September, while another Class 158 from York waits to take its place in Platform 6.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2014]


Blackpool North: Typical motive power line up at Blackpool North in September 2014, with a TransPennine 185 alongside a Northern 158 and a 156 also in the station. Behind, on the hill, the new buildings overlooking the station are part of the town centre regeneration.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2014]


Eskbank: A Tweedbank to Edinburgh service calls at Eskbank in September 2015.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
David Panton [15/09/2015]


Cowlairs Incline: Final concrete bases on the stretch of track down to the tunnel were poured over the weekend - metalwork and wires to link to the bar system can't be far away now. Looking forward to spotting my first AT200!

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Martin MacGuire [15/09/2016]


Millerhill: The British Rail Helvetica typeface dates this one. 'Millerhill Freight Services T & R S Stores' Whatever they were (and please don't tell me) they are surely not there now. The June 2012 pass of the Google Street View camera shows that there was a steam loco road sign here then, but it's not there now. Also, somebody thought this was the ideal place to pitch up tent.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
David Panton [15/09/2017]


Blackpool (North Pier): Historic trams on a wedding hire in Blackpool on the 15th of September.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Veronica Clibbery [15/09/2017]


Pyle: ATW 153312, approaching Pyle station with a Swansea to Newport service, and 158822 shortly after departing with a Cardiff Central to Swansea train.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [15/09/2017]


Pyle: The Chirk (Kronospan) to Baglan Bay empties passing through Pyle station with Colas Rail 70806. To the right of the loco was Pyle West Jct, which formed part of the triangle of the Porthcawl branch at Pyle.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [15/09/2017]


Millerhill: I last visited this location in 1985, when I took a photo see image [[18724]]. Looking at other RailScot images it has all been downhill since then! The old station buiding is having some work done. This was once on the Waverley Route, but the Borders Railway made a deviation to the west in the section containing Shawfair station. The new line and the course of the old one converge, coincidentally, where King's Gate Junction now is.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
David Panton [15/09/2017]


Dalgety Bay: Colas Rail 70802 passes Dalgety Bay station with the Aberdeen to Oxwellmains cement empties on 14 September 2017.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [15/09/2017]


Blackpool (North Pier): Historic trams on a wedding hire in Blackpool on the 15th of September.

Blackpool Tramroad and Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramroad
Veronica Clibbery [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Just as swish and contemporary as when built, the Wuppertal soars over the heads of cars. Wuppertal is wunderkind!

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: The Wuppertal is wunderkind!

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Boarding the Wuppertal in its large glazed station area.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: A model of the Wuppertal in a bar.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Wuppertal is wunderkind!

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Wuppertal is wunderkind!

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Forward, driver's view, from the Wuppertal.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Forward view on the Wuppertal, about to pass another car ...

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Cars stopped at a station on the Wuppertal, showing the suspension of the cars.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: Suspension system for the cars on the Wuppertal.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Schwebebahn: An apparently IRN Bru themed car enters a station on the Wuppertal.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway
John Yellowlees [15/09/2017]


Penrith: Three Freightliner Class 66s run from Crewe to Carlisle on Saturday 15th September 2018. 66529, 66588 and 66570, seen here passing through Penrith, were probably rostered for Sunday engineering trains.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2018]


Donibristle Platform: Scotrail HST powered by 43033 and 43183 passes Donibristle with a Haymarket - Dundee training run on 15 September 2018.

Aberdour Line (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [15/09/2018]


Anniesland: Two Class 334 EMUs, photographed between Anniesland and Hyndland stations. This was taken from Anniesland Court multi-storey car park during the Glasgow Doors Open Day on 15th September 2018.

Stobcross Railway
Iain Teaz [15/09/2018]


Bamber Bridge: Stanier 8F 2-8-0 no.48151 accelerates 'The Brief Encounter' railtour after having being checked by signals at Bamber Bridge. Making an impressive sight the driver of the spotless 8F was no doubt hoping to get a clear run up the bank to Hoghton. The tour, organised by Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, was a circular run from Carnforth to Carnforth via Preston, Blackburn and Hellifield.

Blackburn and Preston Railway
John McIntyre [15/09/2018]


Penrith: TPE 350408 departs from Penrith with a Preston to Glasgow service on 15th September 2018. The train is just passing the point where the old barrow crossing was located. This has been removed following the installation of the lift equipped footbridge that can be seen beyond the platform canopies.

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2018]


Penrith: 390121 Virgin Dream leans into the curve as it passes through Penrith at speed on 15th September 2018. The Glasgow to Euston service is just passing under the new footbridge with lifts that has allowed the barrow crossing at the north end to be removed. See image [[41268]]

Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Mark Bartlett [15/09/2018]


Niddrie West Junction: Empty stock movement approaching Niddrie West on the sub on 15 September 2019 en route to Waverley to form the 0910 to Aberdeen. The rather tatty looking HST was made to look even worse given that it was followed closely by a brand new Azuma. However, the side of rear power car 43318 carried the message 'InterCity 125 - Celebrating 40 years 1978-2018', which did make me wonder what the Azumas might look like in 2059... not that I'll be around to find out!

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2019]


Niddrie North Junction: A diverted empty stock movement from Craigentinny Depot to Waverley running past the site of Niddrie North Junction on 15 September 2019. The HST is passing the abutments of the bridge that carried the Lothian Lines to Wanton Walls and Niddrie South junctions. Much of the western abutment of the old bridge has now been taken over by ivy.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [15/09/2019]


Nantmawr: Not the place where I expected to find three carriages from a Class 309 EMU and certainly nowhere near to 25kV overhead wires but two driving trailers and a motor coach from various sets has found a new home at Nantmawr quarry. Seen on 15 September 2019 during a heritage open weekend event, the motor coach is in use as a café.

Nantmawr Branch (Potteries, Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2019]


Blodwell Junction: A diesel shunter and track machine 98205 with lettering 'GTRM' above the front window, sits on track at Blodwell Jct on 15 September 2019. Llynclys Junction is to the left and the terminus of the Tanat Valley line at Llangynog was to the right although the track no longer goes further west of Blodwell Junction.

Nantmawr Branch (Potteries, Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2019]


Llansantffraid: Although significantly extended, the original parts of Llansantffraid station building are evident in this photo on 15 September 2019. What would have been the platform now contains the glass roofed section, the brick extension beyond and the two storey brick extension on the left. From what I can tell, the photo has been taken from the area of the former signalbox and the single track was between it and the station. The building is now 'The Station Grill' and I enjoyed an excellent Sunday dinner in the single storey extension.

Llanfyllin Branch (Oswestry and Newtown Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2019]


Niddrie West Junction: HST power car 43318 bringing up the rear of a Craigentinny - Waverley empty stock movement passing through Niddrie West Junction on 15 September 2019. The unit carries the name 'InterCity 125 - Celebrating 40 years 1978-2018' see image [[70753]].

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2019]


Brunstane: 'Sunday 15 September | buses replace trains | Edinburgh - Gorebridge | 09:27:05'. So reads the platform information display at Brunstane on this chilly autumn morning in 2019. The reason for the replacement bus service is engineering work in the Calton Tunnels. This also resulted in empty stock movements between Craigentinny Depot and Waverley being routed around the sub, as in this case.

Borders Railway (Network Rail)
John Furnevel [15/09/2019]


Niddrie West Junction: Something to brighten up a dull Sunday morning. Train 5E13, the 0849 ecs movement from Craigentinny Depot to Waverley, negotiates Niddrie West Junction on 15 September 2019. The train had been sent via the scenic route due to the Calton Tunnel works. The empty stock would form the 0944 Edinburgh - London Kings Cross, a service that engineering works would force to divert via Carlisle and Hexham.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2019]


Llansantffraid: Llansantffraid station building seen from the former station forecourt on 15th September 2019. The original building has been extended and is in use as the Station Grill.

Llanfyllin Branch (Oswestry and Newtown Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2019]


Blackford Hill: Power car 43309 leads the empty set from the 08.30 LNER service from Leeds through the site of Blackford Hill station on 15th September 2019. The train was diverted via the 'sub' because of track work in Calton Tunnel.

Edinburgh, Suburban and Southside Junction Railway
Bill Roberton [15/09/2019]


Brunstane: The empty stock for the 0847 (Sundays) Edinburgh - London Kings Cross passes Brunstane on the single line section of the sub on its way to the west end of Waverley on 15 September 2019. Diversion from the usual route was due to engineering works in the Calton Tunnel.

North British Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2019]


Nantmawr: One of the surviving 'Clacton' Class 309 driving trailers in a siding at Natmawr, seen during an open weekend on 15th September 2019.

Nantmawr Branch (Potteries, Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway)
John McIntyre [15/09/2019]


Niddrie West Junction: An empty LNER Azuma set on its way around the sub from Craigentinny Depot to the west end of Waverley to commence duty on the morning of Sunday 15 September 2019. The train is on the single line curve from Brunstane approaching Niddrie West Junction. Trains were being temporarily rerouted that day due to engineering works.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [15/09/2019]


Edinburgh Waverley: Azuma 800106 at platform 2 Edinburgh Waverley on 15th September 2019.

North British Railway
Bill Roberton [15/09/2019]


Edinburgh Waverley: Azuma 800106 heads west from Waverley platform 2, heading for Craigentinny depot via the 'sub', on Sunday 15th September 2019.

North British Railway
Bill Roberton [15/09/2019]


Edinburgh Waverley: Freightliner 90046 and 90043, stabled in the siding between platforms 16 and 17 at Waverley on 15 September 2019.

North British Railway
Bill Roberton [15/09/2019]


Brunstane: A CrossCountry Voyager passes below Milton Road on the curve between Portobello and Brunstane on the Edinburgh sub on 15 September 2019. The train is one of a number of empty stock movements diverted that Sunday due to engineering works in the Calton tunnel. The stock in this case will form the 1023 Edinburgh - Glasgow Central via Carstairs.
See query 2164

Borders Railway (Network Rail)
John Furnevel [15/09/2019]


Events


Events from the chronology which occured on this day. This generally lists events before 1995, the creation of the website.

YearCompaniesDescription
1856Ayr and Maybole RailwayOpened to passengers.
1934West Highland RailwayCorrour opened to the public having been a private halt.
1952Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge RailwayHamilton to Peacock Cross (Allanshaw Foundry) closed to all traffic.
1952Glasgow, Bothwell, Hamilton and Coatbridge RailwayNBR_>Blantyre Junction NBR to North_British_>Bothwell North British closed to all traffic.
1952Formartine and Buchan RailwayEsslemont closed.
1952Glasgow, Bothwell Hamilton and Coatbridge RailwayNBR_>Hamilton NBR to North_British_>Bothwell North British (excluded) closed to passengers due to the Craighead Viaduct over the Clyde having been undermined. (Also given as the 13th of September). Signal boxes along route closed but track retained until approx 1955.
1958Edinburgh and Northern RailwayFalkland Road station closed
1958Great Northern RailwayAbbots Ripton closed.
1958Wishaw and Coltness RailwayWishaw South closed.

News


These are old news items which which occured on this day. This generally lists events after 1995, the creation of the website.

YearCompaniesDescription
2003Edinburgh Waverley alteration plans reducedPlans to re-built and radically alter Edinburgh Waverley station which will cost £800M have been setback. A £100M reconstruction will go ahead which will include extra platforms and lifts to Princes Street.
2003Progress at Edinburgh ParkA 20 tonne bridge has been placed over the line at the new Edinburgh Park station under construction.
2003Waverley Route funding planMSPs have proposed that communities which would benefit from the re-opening of the Waverley Route should help fund the re-opening of the line. The Scottish Executive has already promised £100M for the project.
2003Babtie Group to carry out engineering study on closed Airdrie to Bathgate lineThe Babtie Group has been awarded £600,000 to conduct an engineering study of the closed Airdrie to Bathgate Railway. The line closed in 1979 and is planned to be re-opened in 2007.
2006Maybole Celebration15th September 2006 saw the 150th anniversary of the Ayr and Maybole Railway coinciding with the 1st anniversary of the First ScotRail Adopt A Station programme. To mark the event, a small ceremony took place at Maybole station during which a dozen flower tubs were jointly dedicated through First ScotRail and Maytag Community Development Agency and Community Council. A nice touch on the day came as a result of the vegetation on the disused platform at the station being cleared by Network Rail ahead of the event, thus revealing the station name picked out in white brickwork.
2007Tories in call for cheaper rail services [Scotsman Article]THE Tories' UK Shadow Transport Secretary Theresa Villiers has called for cheaper and more reliable rail services during a visit to Edinburgh.
2007Rail campaign lines up talks [Scotsman]THE group campaigning for the reopening of the South Sub railway has announced details of its winter series of meetings.
2009City running proposed for Tram Train in South Yorkshire [Network Rail Article]Passengers in South Yorkshire could be the first in the UK to take a continental-style tram-train under plans announced today by the Department for Transport, Northern Rail, Network Rail and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
2010Weardale Railways off to strong start with new line [Progressive Railroading] British American Railway Services Ltd. said recently that its Weardale Railways unit has experienced “strong and growing demand” for its community rail service launched May 23
2011Edinburgh trams: New deal signed with Bilfinger Berger [BBC News]Edinburgh City Council has signed a new deal with its main trams contractor, ending speculation over the future of the project. The council confirmed a deal was agreed and signed following negotiations with Bilfinger Berger which lasted until the early hours of Thursday morning. It follows the Scottish government^s announcement that Transport Scotland is to step in to help manage the scheme
2011Dornoch rail group quiz on Far North Line train usage [BBC News]People living in the far north are being asked if they would be more inclined to travel by rail if journey times could be reduced by 45 minutes. Travel by train from Wick and Thurso to Inverness takes about four hours
2012ScotRail Customer Forum 25 September 2012 [Railscot]The next ScotRail customer forum will be held at 1800 for 1830 on Tuesday 25 September in the Dalgety Bay Sailing Club, The Wynd, Dalgety Bay KY11 9SJ tel : 01383 822778. All are welcome. As space is subject to availability, those wishing to attend are asked to register before Friday 22 September by email to customerforums@firstgroup.com or calling tel: 0141-335 4391. Light refreshments will be served from 1800 with the forum starting at 1830.
2013Chiltern Railways toilets become ^inspiration stations^ [BBC News]^Bog-standard^ toilets on Chiltern Railways^ trains are being transformed with images inspired by places along its main route. The rail firm wants to give passengers on its Birmingham to London trains ^a window into a different world^. Floor to ceiling vinyl images are being installed in the toilets of its trains. The first ^inspiration station^ has been designed to resemble Compton Verney, an 18th Century country mansion in Warwickshire.
2014Churchill^s funeral carriage in Shildon for restoration [BBC News]The carriage which carried Sir Winston Churchill^s coffin to his final resting place has arrived in County Durham for restoration. Southern Railway luggage van No 2464 will be at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum, in Shildon until January. The carriage transported Churchill^s coffin from London to Oxfordshire in 1965. It is being loaned to the museum by Swanage Railway Collection. The museum^s team will restore the carriage before moving it to the National Railway Museum in York as part of an exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the former Prime Minister^s state funeral. [From Mark Bartlett]
2015Dawlish passengers abandon wave-hit train [BBC News]Passengers abandoned a train after huge waves left it stranded on a coastal track. The Arriva Cross Country service broke down when its electrics failed between Dawlish and Teignmouth at about 21:30 BST on Sunday. The same stretch of track was destroyed by winter storms last year and was out of action for several months.
2015Public consultation launched for second phase of East West Rail [Rail News]Network Rail has launched a public consultation into plans for the second phase of the East West Rail project. Phase 2 of the project focuses on the route from Bicester to Bedford, and Milton Keynes to Aylesbury Vale and Princes Risborough. Scheduled for completion by March 2019, plans include a new station at Winslow, two new platforms at Bletchley, 18 new overbridges, 22 new footbridges/subways and work at 97 crossings. Phase one of the project’s Western Section is close to completion. In October, Chiltern Railways and Network Rail will complete a new rail link between Oxford Parkway and London Marylebone. [From Richard Buckby]
2015Euston station HS2 plans ^should be scrapped^ [BBC News]Plans to redevelop London Euston as part of the high-speed railway line HS2 should be scrapped, an MP has said. HS2 Ltd, the company behind the rail link from London to northern England, last week said the redevelopment of the station would finish in 2033 - seven years later than planned.
2017West Coast main line: Long delays after Harrow fire [BBC News]Rail travellers using London Euston station are facing severe disruption following a fire overnight at a timber yard and offices in north-west London. There is no service on London Midland, Virgin Trains and Southern between Milton Keynes Central and Euston. Virgin trains to and from Scotland, north-west England, the West Midlands and north Wales are starting or terminating at Milton Keynes. London Midland is advising its passengers not to travel on the route.
2017Parsons Green: Injuries after London Tube train blast [BBC News]London Underground passengers have been injured following an explosion on a District Line train in south-west London. Police and paramedics were called at 08:20 BST (07:20 GMT) on Friday to Parsons Green station in Fulham. Pictures show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, but does not appear to show extensive damage to the inside of the Tube train carriage. Witnesses described seeing at least one passenger with facial injuries. Others have spoken of ^panic^ as alarmed passengers left the train at Parsons Green station.
2018^Broken^ rail franchise system to be reviewed [BBC News]A review of the rail industry is to be launched by the government next week, following criticism of the way the franchising model is run. Labour said the model was ^broken^, after the East Coast Mainline franchise failed for the third time and passengers on other lines faced strikes and disruption to new timetables. The party says it will renationalise the railways if it gets into power. But the government says privatisation has helped ^transform^ the industry.
2019More than one million people have taken train to Dundee since V&A opening [ITV News]More than one million people have taken the train to Dundee in the year since the V&A museum opened in the city, new figures show. ScotRail said that 1,017,693 passengers have travelled to the city since September 15 2018, a 14% increase on the previous year. V&A Dundee itself has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors since it opened on that date last year.