Archive for the ‘Network Rail’ Category

Flooding delaying trains between Edinburgh and Newcastle

TweetFlooding is causing disruption at Drem. As a result, there are delays of up to 20 minutes to train services between Edinburgh and Newcastle. These delays will continue until further notice. ScotRail trains are being replaced by buses between Prestonpans and North Berwick.

District line trains to provide service between Leeds, York and Harrogate

TweetHarrogate Chamber of Commerce has revealed ambitious plans to introduce an enhanced rail service between Leeds, Harrogate and York, using refurbished District Line stock from London Underground. The plan would see the route electrified using third rail electrification. The existing diesel services, including the East Coast direct service to London Kings Cross, would continue to [...]

Network Rail and First Great Western confirm £5billion investment

TweetNetwork Rail and First Great Western today confirmed their commitment to a £5bn investment programme to provide more seats and shorter journey times on the Great Western rail route from London through the Thames Valley to the South West of England . The development will bring new rail journey opportunities for key urban centres along [...]

East Anglia trains cancelled due to hot weather

TweetWith temperatures expected to hit 31 degrees C in Eastern England today, the hot weather on Monday June 27th has led to the cancellation of some trains between London Liverpool Street and Suffolk and Essex. The National Express East Anglia hourly service from London to Ipswich will be cancelled from 1202 BST until 1700 this [...]

Woking signal failure causing delays of up to 3 hours on 9th June

TweetA signalling problem near Brookwood is causing major disruption for all trains via Woking. Delays of up to 3 hours are affecting trains on all routes passing through Woking. Delays will continue until the end of service. South West Trains tickets are being accepted on First Great Western services between Basingstoke, Reading and London Paddington, [...]

Severe delays to trains from London Waterloo Monday 6th June 2011

TweetA major signalling failure in the Walton on Thames area is severely affecting South West Trains services into and out of London Waterloo. Information updated at 21:00 The following changes to services are in place until the end of services tonight. Trains between London Waterloo and Wimbledon / Woking will not run between London Waterloo [...]

South Wales power failure causes major rail delays

TweetA power surge around 0710 this morning (Tuesday 22nd March) knocked out signalling, bringing many trains across South Wales to a halt. It is understood that the area affected included Bridgend, Barry, Cardiff and the Welsh Valleys up to Caerphilly. Arriva Trains Wales said it was trying to move about 30 trains, each carrying hundreds [...]

Railway Children returns to Waterloo from 28th June

Tweet York Theatre Royal’s award winning production of The Railway Children will return to Waterloo Station from 28th June to 4th September 2011. (There will also be some preview showings from 18th June) Utilising the now vacant Eurostar terminal at Waterloo, the previous production closed on 2nd January this year having had its run extended [...]

Train operators and Network Rail told to improve snow performance

TweetThe Office of Rail Regulation has told the rail industry that it must improve its performance during heavy snowfall, and that the whole industry must learn lessons from the disruption to the network during the spell of severe weather before Christmas. The Office of Rail Regulation says one area of concern is the way companies [...]

Rail fares increase by up to 46% today

TweetRail fares increase across the UK today, although some little used routes will see fares fall. In recent years, rail operators have had fare increases fixed by the Government, but the new Government has relaxed the rules and insisted only that the average fare increase for each train operator does not exceed 5.8% The problem [...]

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