This day in history 10 November

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Carlisle: View from platform 1 at Carlisle on 10 November 1962. Kingmoor 'Jubilee' 4-6-0 no 45738 Samson is the locomotive for the 10.50am Perth parcels.

Caledonian Railway
K A Gray [10/11/1962]


St Botolphs: This photo shows the rear of a local train from Clacton and Walton as it approaches Colchester St Botolphs station (later renamed Colchester Town) on 10th November 1977. To the left is the station’s lower freight yard which remained in operation until 1982. In the right foreground is the track bed of a former stabling siding once used by Brightlingsea trains.

Tendring Hundred Railway
Mark Dufton [10/11/1977]


Grafton East Junction: Prototype 4 car DEMU 210-001 westbound at Crofton pumping station on the Berks and Hants line on 10th November 1982. Similarities to EMUs produced in the same era can be seen in the design but the above floor MTU 1140hp engine and equipment took up half the length of the (63 tonne) power car. A second (3 car) train 210-002 had a Paxman engine. Eventually the trains were deemed too expensive and did not proceed to production. After running on the Western Region for several years the sets were disbanded although some trailer cars were reused in EMUs. [See image 32734]

Berks and Hants Extension Railway
Peter Todd [10/11/1982]


Auchenheath Goods: A view north of the Auchenheath goods loading bank, south of the level crossing, in November 2004. This location has since been obliterated. The passenger station was to the north of the level crossing.

Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2004]


Lyne: The former Lyne Station, platform side, photographed from the south in November 2004.

Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2004]


Millerhill Yard: The low Autumn sun catches the afternoon 6M85 Bathgate - Washwood Heath car carrier empties entering Millerhill yard in November 2004 behind a class 60 locomotive.

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2004]


Cairntows Level Crossing: Former level crossing at Duddingston on The Innocent Railway in 2004. View west across Duddingston Road towards Holyrood Park and the tunnel to St Leonards. [See image 17619]

Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2004]


Dumfries Goods [CR]: The only surviving building of what was a large Caledonian goods depot to the east of the current Dumfries station. This former goods shed, seen here in November 2005 being used by a firm of heating engineers, is hidden away in what is now St Mary's Industrial Estate.

Dumfries, Lochmaben and Lockerbie Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2005]


Maxwelltown Goods Junction: A Glasgow - Carlisle train passing the former junction with the Stranraer line north of Dumfries station in November 2005. The short branch serving the former ICI factory at Cargenbridge had closed in 1994.

Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2005]


Torphins: Nice one! Clue regarding the location of the former Torphins station supplied courtesy of the ceramics workshop at 22 Station Road. November 2006.

Deeside Extension Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Banchory Works: The old building in Station Yard, Banchory in 2006, seen from the former yard. [See image 12298]

Deeside Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Aboyne: The refurbished former station building at Aboyne, platform side, in November 2006. Now part of the town shopping centre [see image 5836].

Deeside Extension Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Chiseldon: Just outside Chiseldon. View looks towards Marlborough. Now a cycle path.

Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway
Michael Gibb [10/11/2006]


Chiseldon: The line of trees on the right tell the story! Next stop towards Marlborough was Ogbourne

Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway
Michael Gibb [10/11/2006]


Chiseldon: The line towards the station is now an allotment! Houses now occupy the station area (background).

Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Railway
Michael Gibb [10/11/2006]


Dinnet: The split-level station building at Dinnet on the former Deeside line, photographed looking south from the A93 in November 2006. The platform entrance from the car park was between the white posts centre right [see image 22909].

Aboyne and Braemar Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Dinnet: The former station at Dinnet, between Ballater and Aboyne, seen looking south on 10 November 2006. Platform remains stand beyond the fence and at the time of the visit the building itself was in use as an estate office. Note the totem in place on the front of the building.

Aboyne and Braemar Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Dinnet: Nice place to work. Platform side view at Dinnet looking east towards Aboyne in November 2006. The old station building was being used as an office by the local estate.

Aboyne and Braemar Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Aboyne: Approaching the forecourt of the former Aboyne station in November 2006, now part of a shopping centre.

Deeside Extension Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Aboyne: Once the main station building at Aboyne, this is now the rear of a row of shops. Looking east along the former platform in 2006. [See image 31584]

Deeside Extension Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Torphins: The former station master's house in Torphins, looking west along William Street in November 2006. The station was located to the south of William Street on a lower level, with pedestrian access once provided via the pathway running off to the left.

Deeside Extension Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Banchory Works: What surely(?) has to be a former Railway building in Station Yard, Banchory, seen here in November 2006. Now in use as a garden machinery and equipment centre. [See image 55616]

Deeside Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Aboyne Curlers Platform: Rear view of the old curlers platform at the Loch of Aboyne looking south in 2006.

Deeside Extension Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Aboyne Curlers Platform: Looking east along the trackbed at the remains of the Curlers Platform alongside the Loch of Aboyne in November 2006.

Deeside Extension Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2006]


Johnstone: A 6-car class 318 on a Glasgow Central service arrives at Johnston station on 10 November.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
David Panton [10/11/2007]


Neilston: Having reversed at the south end of Neilston station on 10 November, 314 208 picks up passengers for the return journey to Glasgow Central.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
David Panton [10/11/2007]


Glasgow Central: 334035 sitting at Platform 11 of Glasgow Central on 10th November

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/11/2007]


Glasgow Central: 92029 waiting to depart from Glasgow Central with the empty Glasgow Central portion of the Caledonian Sleeper

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/11/2007]


Glasgow Central: Excuse me, but this train is not in service... An unexpected and unusual patron at Glasgow Central on 10th November

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/11/2007]


Glasgow Central: All right, all right, Im going... an unusual guest at Glasgow Central is about to be escorted off the premises

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/11/2007]


Glasgow Central: Unbranded Super Voyager crossing the Clyde Viaduct into Glasgow Central Station on Virgins last day of operating the Cross Country franchise on 10th November

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/11/2007]


Glasgow Central: Unbranded Super Voyager 221124 waiting to depart to Exeter St. Davids on the last day of Virgins tenure of the Cross Country franchise

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Graham Morgan [10/11/2007]


Johnstone: A 6-car 334 service for Ayr stands at Johnstone on 10 November 2007.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
David Panton [10/11/2007]


Williamwood: Train for Neilston at Williamwood on 10 November 2007, emu 314 214.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
David Panton [10/11/2007]


Dumbarton East Junction: Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway. Bridge over Greenhead Road, Dumbarton.

Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Alistair MacKenzie [10/11/2009]


Dumbarton East Junction: Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway Line. Route now through bonded warehouses, Dumbarton, lookng east.

Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway
Alistair MacKenzie [10/11/2009]


Kilmarnock: 156508 calls at Kilmarnock with 09.25 Glasgow Central - Carlisle train on 10 November.

Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway
Ken Browne [10/11/2010]


Bristol Harbour: While strolling through the docks one day.... A slow stroll through Bristol's docks on 11 November produced this shot of the dock's steam crane undergoing its annual boiler inspection. I just love the ashpan, so simple! [See image 22751]

Bristol Harbour Railway
Peter Todd [10/11/2010]


Dunblane: Units 170470 and 170471, the two sets delivered ten years ago in SPT livery as compensation for late entry into service of the Class 334s, have now been reliveried in Transport Scotland colours, the first 170s to receive the treatment since 170434 launched the new ScotRail identity in September 2008. 170470 is seen here on 10 November 2011 waiting to leave Dunblane.

Scottish Central Railway
John Yellowlees [10/11/2011]


Knighton: 150241 at Knighton about to depart for Shrewsbury with the 13.14 ex-Swansea 'Heart of Wales Line' service on 10 November 2012. While the town of Knighton is in Powys, the station lies 100 yards across the border in Shropshire.

Knighton Railway
David Pesterfield [10/11/2012]


Gore Glen Bridge: View north along the A7 on Sunday 10 November showing the Gore Glen Bridge complete with newly installed deck.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [10/11/2013]


Kingsknowe: The 09.37 from Doncaster to Aberdeen, diverted off the ECML because of engineering work, passes through Kingsknowe on Sunday 10 November.

Caledonian Railway
Bill Roberton [10/11/2013]


Sheriffhall City Bypass Overbridge: Looking north towards the breached section of the Edinburgh City Bypass on 10 November 2013 with the railway tunnel under construction.

Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail)
Bill Roberton [10/11/2013]


Gore Glen Bridge: Gore Glen bridge over the A7. View south on 10 November 2013.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Bill Roberton [10/11/2013]


Gyle Centre [Tram]: Gyle Centre tram stop catching the afternoon sunshine on 10 November 2013.

Edinburgh Trams
Bill Roberton [10/11/2013]


Shawfair: Early casualty? The 'modified' road sign pointing west into the under-construction Shawfair station and car park on 10 November 2014. The innocent looking red flatbed trailer contains a section of the ramp for the new station footbridge.

Millerhill Deviation (Network Rail)
John Furnevel [10/11/2014]


Tynehead: Freightliner 66610 on a ballast train just north of Tynehead station on 10 November 2014. Sister locomotive 66605 is on the other end of the train.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Bowshank Tunnel: Standing above the north portal of Bowshank Tunnel on 10 November 2014 looking towards Stow, with work in progress on the trackbed below. The tunnel itself already has 'slab track' laid throughout its 200m length. [See image 54411] for the view as it is today.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Tynehead: 'More ballast.. give me more ballast...' Easy to get carried away when you're enjoying yourself! Ballasting in progress on the Borders Railway near Tynehead on 10 November 2014.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Heriot: The 'outrider' with the tracklaying team making steady progress near Heriot on 10 November.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Stow: Sleepers in place just north of Stow station on 10 November 2014, seen from the road bridge.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Falahill Summit: Looking north towards Falahill village on 10 November 2014. On the left GBRf 66736+66752 continue their steady progress south with the tracklaying train. In the right background is the recently opened road bridge which now carries the realigned A7 over the new railway.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Tynehead: 'Let's call it a day...' After a long session of tracklaying on the Borders Railway on 10 November, GBRf 66736 (nearest) and 66752 rearrange themselves into T&T formation at Tynehead for the trip back to Millerhill yard.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Tynehead: A low autumn sun casts shadows over the cutting at Tynehead on 10 November 2014, as Freightliner 66610 idles on the south end of a Borders Railway ballast train.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Stow: View south east over Stow station on 10 November 2014, with the beginnings of a new station footbridge starting to appear.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
Ewan Crawford [10/11/2014]


Ayr: The 08.37 for Stranraer waits to leave Platform 3 at Ayr on 10 November 2014.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Colin Miller [10/11/2014]


Ayr: The empty Station Hotel basks in the early morning sunlight overlooking Ayr station on 10 November 2014. Unfortunately this shows up the sad state of the building. At least the pigeons don't seem to have found a way in yet.

Ayr and Dalmellington Railway
Colin Miller [10/11/2014]


St Enoch [Subway]: The new awning over the entrance to St Enoch Subway taking shape on 10 November 2014. [See image 4719]

Glasgow District Subway
Colin Miller [10/11/2014]


Glasgow Central: Contrast in noses at Glasgow Central on 10 November 2014. The 11.00 CrossCountry Voyager for Penzance waits to leave platform 1, while a Class 37 on Network Rail duties stands at platform 2.

Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Colin Miller [10/11/2014]


Knightswood South Junction: Having just cleared the newly installed crossover which is part of the Anniesland EGIP Works, EMU 320312 heading for Milngavie is just about to pass 320306 bound for Edinburgh on a rainy 10th November 2015.

Stobcross Railway
Colin McDonald [10/11/2015]


Knightswood South Junction: At the newly-installed-but not-yet-commissisioned junction with the Maryhill line, both photographer and route indicator had bags over their heads for different reasons on a very wet 10th November 2015.

Stobcross Railway
Colin McDonald [10/11/2015]


Knightswood South Junction: For your comfort and safety the new crossover at the end of the westbound plaform at Anniesland stays firmly clamped until commisioned.

Stobcross Railway
Colin McDonald [10/11/2015]


Knightswood South Junction: The new trackwork at Knightswood South Junction, which connects the Maryhill line with the North bank electric lines by Anniesland station.

Stobcross Railway
Colin McDonald [10/11/2015]


Woodacre Crossing: Plain blue 37422 heads north on the WCML at Woodacre with the 1004 (Mon-Fri) Preston to Barrow service on 10th November 2015. A short time earlier the loco had propelled the stock south on a through train from Carlisle.

Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
Mark Bartlett [10/11/2015]


Melrose: View south towards the 1849 Melrose station building in November 2016.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [10/11/2016]


Galashiels, Currie Road: Approaching Galashiels from the south on 10 November 2016, the 1128 ex-Tweedbank crosses Currie Road bridge. Photographed looking north east from what must be the quietest car park in Gala.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [10/11/2016]


Lindean: The much modified and extended 1856 station building at Lindean in November 2016. The Galashiels - Selkirk branch lost its passenger service in 1951, although continued in use as a freight only line for many years. Following complete closure in 1964 part of the route was incorporated into the realigned A7 trunk road, which now runs past the east side of the building [see image 57146]. [Ref query 2835]

Selkirk and Galashiels Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2016]


Galashiels: A Tweedbank bound DMU passes below the pedestrian footbridge on Low Buckholmside on 10 November 2016 as it approaches Galashiels station [see image 43490].

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [10/11/2016]


Kilnknowe Junction: Crossing the bridge over Wheatlands Road on the northern edge of Galashiels on 10 November 2016 is the 1059 ex-Tweedbank, destination Edinburgh Waverley.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [10/11/2016]


Lindean: The 1000 Edinburgh – Hawick First Bus runs through the site of Lindean station on a fine autumn morning in November 2016. The level crossing has been replaced by crossroads, although the surviving station house still stands immediately beyond the fence. [See image 57246]

Selkirk and Galashiels Railway
John Furnevel [10/11/2016]


Kilnknowe Junction: An Edinburgh bound train makes its first crossing of the Gala Water on its way out of Galashiels on 10 November 2016. View is north east from Wheatlands Road.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [10/11/2016]


Redbridge Viaduct: Shortly after crossing the Tweed on 10 November, ScotRail 158726 is about to pass below Winston Road between Tweedbank and Galashiels with a northbound service.

Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)
John Furnevel [10/11/2016]


Margam Middle Junction: Network Rail HST track test train passing Margam Middle Jct with an Old Oak Common to Swansea test run returning to Derby on 10th November 2017.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [10/11/2017]


Poulton-le-Fylde: Last shift - Poulton No.3 signal box. Five signal boxes between Preston and Blackpool closed w.e.f 11th November 2017. Salwick, Kirkham North Junction, Blackpool North No.2, Carleton Crossing and Poulton No.3. The last named box is seen here during the last evening shift before closure of the line for 19 weeks of electrification work. [See image 44186].

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [10/11/2017]


Carleton Crossing: Last shift - Carleton Crossing. The 16 lever LNWR box at Carleton Crossing, between Layton and Poulton, signalled its last trains and closed w.e.f. 11th November 2017. Seen here during the final shift prior to the Blackpool North line closing for electrification. The box nameboard had already been removed [See image 57480].

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [10/11/2017]


Blackpool North: Last shift Blackpool North. Blackpool No.2, a L&YR signal box, controlled its last trains and closed with effect from 11th November 2017. Seen here during the final evening shift, after the name board had already been removed. [See image 45312].

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [10/11/2017]


Haymarket: Poppy train: 1000 Edinburgh-Dundee at Haymarket.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
John Yellowlees [10/11/2017]


Blackpool North: An evening view of Blackpool North on Friday 10th November 2017, its last full day of services before a nineteen week closure for electrification modernisation. Work continues in the foreground on the new Platforms 1 & 2. Tracks on the surviving Platforms 3-6 were lifted immediately after the closure period commenced. Signalling on the electrfied line to Preston will be controlled from Manchester.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [10/11/2017]


Edinburgh Waverley: A 'Dave' advert; observations on modern life and commuting.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [10/11/2017]


Poulton-le-Fylde: Last train from London. Virgin Voyager 221113 makes the penultimate stop at Poulton on the evening of 10th November 2017 with a Euston to Blackpool North service. With the line closing that night for nineteen weeks electrification work the next Euston to Blackpool service (a Pendolino?) will run entirely under the wires and with colour light signalling.

Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour
Mark Bartlett [10/11/2017]


St Pancras: A Southeastern Javelin arrives at St Pancras platform 12 on 10 November 2017. On the right on platform 13 a pair of Javelin sets are parked waiting for their next trip along HS1 to Kent.

London Extension (Midland Railway)
John McIntyre [10/11/2017]


Neath: A Swansea to Cardiff Central Class 143 Pacer service entering Neath Station 0n 10th November 2017.

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [10/11/2017]


Neath: 1V37, a Manchester Picadilly to Milford Haven service formed by a Class 175 unit, seen approaching Neath on 10th November 2017

South Wales Railway
Alastair McLellan [10/11/2017]


Blackford: Turbostar 170413 passes Blackford (BK) Signal Box at 11.39 (8 mins late) on the 10th November 2018 with the 0907hrs SO Dyce to Glasgow Queen Street service.

Scottish Central Railway
Michael Green [10/11/2018]


Hoghton: Black 5s 45212 and 45407 (running as 45157) head east at Gregson Lane Crossing near Hoghton on 10th November 2018, whilst working the 1Z50 from Manchester Victoria to Carlisle 'The Citadel' railtour.

Blackburn and Preston Railway
John McIntyre [10/11/2018]


Edinburgh Waverley: 170428, leading the 5-car 0730 Edinburgh to Inverurie service on 10th November 2018, displays the recently applied Armistice Centenary logo.

North British Railway
John Yellowlees [10/11/2018]


Aberdeen: Wreath-laying at Aberdeen Station. Gordon Casely is playing The Flooers o' the Forest.

Denburn Valley Line (Great North of Scotland Railway)
John Yellowlees [10/11/2018]


Edinburgh Waverley: You don't have to be a graphic designer to know that white text on a pale yellow background is an unhappy combination. For some time however this is what has been chosen to display the service disruptions and alterations on this screen next to Waverley's Platform 2. You would almost think they were trying to keep it quiet.

North British Railway
David Panton [10/11/2018]


Events


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

YearCompaniesDescription
1868Scottish Central RailwayDecision taken to move the locomotive shed at Dunblane Shed to CR_>Dolphinton CR on the Dolphinton Branch (Caledonian Railway). The Kinbuck banking engine operated from Stirling after 1865.
1873Swansea Vale and Neath and Brecon Junction RailwayOpened. The line was built over difficult terrain.
1981Caledonian RailwayCobbinshaw (temporary) signalbox 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
2002Line blocked by landslip near LarbertThe Greenhill to Carmuirs section of line, used by passenger trains from Glasgow and the South running north towards Stirling or east to Falkirk Grahamston, has been blocked by a landslip where the line passes in a tunnel under the Forth and Clyde Canal. Passenger trains are subject to a diversion which takes 30mins. Repair work is likely to take 2 weeks to complete. A section of the canal has been drained to facilitate repairs.
2008Auditor to probe railway funding [BBC News Article]Public spending body Audit Scotland is seeking a review of expenditure on the Cairngorms funicular.
2009Steam rail line plans discussed [BBC News Article]Plans are being stepped up to connect Aviemore to Grantown-on-Spey in the Highlands by steam railway.
2010Commuters celebrate as rail^s missing link returns [Scotsman]IT IS a journey between Scotland^s two main cities that has not been possible for more than half a century, but which next month will enable the first-ever regular trains to run coast to coast.
2011Thirty-year signalling strategy to protect railway heritage [Rail.co]Plans to safeguard Britains railway signalling heritage are being drawn up as part of a thirty-year proposal to modernise and consolidate the activities of hundreds of signal boxes into regional control centres.
2013Holme Tunnel repairs close line for four months [BBC News]A railway line in West Yorkshire is to be closed for four months to repair a tunnel which has been damaged by shifting land. Network Rail said Holme Tunnel, between Burnley and Hebden Bridge on the York-Blackpool line, would be closed until March. [From Richard Buckby]
2013Daughter of mystery Mallard rail guard comes forward [BBC News]The identity of the guard on the Mallard when it set the speed record for a steam train has finally been discovered 75 years after the event. Goods guard Henry Croucher was pictured alongside the rest of the train crew in a number of photographs taken at the time. His identity remained a mystery until his daughter contacted the National Railway Museum in York. [From Richard Buckby]
2013Borders to Edinburgh railway works reach one-year anniversary [BBC News]Almost 1,000 people are involved in works along the length of the Borders to Edinburgh railway to ensure it can open to passenger trains in 2015. It is exactly one year since Network Rail took over the project. Spokesman Craig Bowman said they were confident of meeting their contractual completion target.
2015TfL has released the first official ^walk the Tube^ map for London [Evening Standard]Transport bosses have unveiled the first official map showing the walking times between central London^s Tube stations. The comprehensive plan highlights the time it takes to travel on foot between almost all of the stations on London’s Underground network. [From Mark Bartlett]
2015Full Timetable to Resume between Manchester and Bolton [Northern Rail]Network Rail has announced that services on the route between Manchester and Bolton will return to a full timetable from Monday 14 December following the majority of the work in the new Farnworth Tunnel being completed over the weekend of 12 & 13 December. [From John McIntyre]
2016Croydon tram crash: Driver held on suspicion on manslaughter [BBC News]The driver of a tram that crashed, killing seven people and injuring dozens more, is being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter. The 42-year-old, from Beckenham, was at the wheel when the vehicle derailed and toppled over in Croydon, south London, just after 06:00 GMT on Wednesday. More than 50 people were injured and it is feared the death toll will rise. Claims the tram was exceeding permitted speeds and that the driver may have fallen asleep are being investigated.
2017Multi-million-pound masterplan to create transport hub in Perth [Courier]Council officers have revealed work is finally under way on long-awaited proposals for an ^integrated^ hub on the edge of the city centre. The improved base will incorporate a new bus station, replacing the the much-maligned Leonard Street complex and creating a one-stop location for national and international travellers. It is hoped the redevelopment will attract more tourists and give them a warmer welcome to the city.
2017Blairhill train station introduces brand-new ticket office and waiting area [Daily record]A brand-new state-of-the-art ticket office and waiting area has opened at Blairhill train station. The new feature, which was part of £5m worth of investment into its facilities, opened to the public on October 31. The new facility replaces the existing ticket kiosk on the Blair Road bridge and feature a heated waiting area as well as an accessible ticket window and facilities for station staff. The building is located between the Glasgow-bound platform and the car park, right next to the dedicated parking bays for blue badge holders.
2018Highland flights expansion exposes rail upgrade failures [Press and Journal]An expansion of flights between Inverness and Heathrow exposes a failure by the Scottish Government to upgrade rail infrastructure, a north MSP has claimed.