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Trains via Milton Keynes affected by Leighton Buzzard landslip

Virgin Trains, London Midland and Southern services via Milton Keynes have been affected by a landslip near Leighton Buzzard.

2,200 tonnes of debris was generated and lineside equipment was damaged after an area of 35 metres of land beneath the London-bound slow line near Leighton Buzzard station slipped on Saturday (30/01).  121 more words


Ten rail capacity solutions that don’t cost the earth

  • Introduce more flexible pricing to flatten the peak. Passengers would have greater financial incentives to travel during the ‘shoulders’ of the peak, or indeed off-peak, thereby making more efficient use of existing infrastructure and rolling stock.
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Virgin HSTs

Hornby Virgin Pendolino and Virgin intercity 125 on main lines, whilst Hitachi Class 395 Blue Rapier lies in the siding. Also British Railways Intercity 225 can be seen, this unit is currently being repaired. 8 more words

British Railways

Further high-level doubts about HS2

A 130-page report on the HS2 project, just released by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, adds to concerns over HS2’s value for money expressed by the National Audit Office, echoing a… 42 more words


Revelan revelling in residential review

Local planning officers are celebrating another victory over their arch enemies on the  Planning Committee of Lichfield District Council.

Despite planning officers recommendation to grant Revelan Group’s proposals for 77 homes on land off Eastern Avenue, the application was unanimously rejected by the Planning Committee in February. 290 more words


Travel pain for train passengers over busy Christmas period

The West Coast main line will be closed between London Euston and Hemel Hempstead after the last trains on Christmas Eve until Monday, December 29. 512 more words


View From Railway Bridge, Lancaster

As trains travel through the city of Lancaster towards Cumbria, they pass over a bridge called Carlisle Bridge, which gives one of the best views in not just the city, but the county as a whole… 1,469 more words