Posts Tagged ‘London’

HS2 high speed rail route given go ahead by Government

TweetA controversial new high-speed rail line (HS2) between London and Birmingham has been given the go-ahead by the Government. The first phase of High Speed Two (HS2) could be up and running by 2026, with options to extend it later into northern England. Transport Secretary Justine Greening announced that extra tunnelling would take place along [...]

Stations closed due to London riots Tuesday 8th August

TweetRelative calm has returned to the streets of London this morning after last night’s widespread public disorder and only one station remains closed: Southeastern Woolwich Arsenal Bus services are operating and passengers wishing to travel to Woolwich are advised to use local bus services.

Camden Town and Ealing Broadway stations closed.

TweetAs the riots in London continue to develop, in the last few minutes, Camden Town and Ealing Broadway stations have been closed. As bus services are also disrupted in these areas, passengers are advised not to travel unless your journey is essential.

Southern advise against travel to all South London train stations

TweetDue to the serious rioting across numerous South London locations last night, Southern are advising passengers not to travel to or from any South London rail station tonight unless absolutely essential.

London Riots – latest list of stations closed

TweetThe following stations have been closed due to the continuing riots in London this evening – Monday 7th August c2c Barking Chiltern Railways Harrow-on-the-Hill First Capital Connect Peckham Rye First Great Western Ealing Broadway Heathrow Connect Ealing Broadway London Overground Barking Hackney Central West Croydon Trains will not run between Sydenham and West Croydon. National [...]

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 [...]

High speed rail network plans to be announced

TweetPlans for a new high speed rail network, featuring 250mph trains, are due to be published by the Government later today. A White Paper will recommend a route for a new line between London and Birmingham with a future extension to the North of England and Scotland. There will be a period of public consultation [...]

Chiltern announces new line from London to Oxford

TweetChiltern Railways have announced plans to build a new railway line between London and Oxford, which if completed as planned by 2013, will be the first new rail link between the capital and a major city for 100 years. The project, part of a £250 million upgrade of rail services to Oxfordshire and the West [...]

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