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NR plans for the future in the South East

NR plans for the future in the South East

28 April 2013

Planning for the next three decades of railways in London, the South East... and beyond, begins with a new study by Network Rail designed to look at the role that rail plays in the economic life of Britain.

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Leicester signalling upgrade finished

17 April 2013.

The second phase of Leicester's railway signalling revamp is completed, transferring 90 miles of railway around the city to the East Midlands Control Centre at Derby.

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NR reveals new Rochester station plans

10 April 2013.

Details have been unveiled for a new railway station in Rochester, to be operated by Southeastern after completion in winter 2015.

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Birmingham New Street shakedown

9 April 2013.

200 volunteers were used for the final test for the revamped concourse at Birmingham New Street station, ahead of the opening of the first half of the facility later this week.

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Work begins on Manchester Victoria transformation

9 April 2013.

A £44 million upgrade of Manchester's Victoria station to become a major regional interchange will see the construction of a new station roof and the restoration of many period features of the original building.

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NR provides Hatfield update

6 April 2013.

Following the spoil heap collapse at Hatfield colliery in mid-February, Network Rail now expects the repairs to the extensive damaged section of railway to be completed at the end of the summer.

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GBRf makes Bluebell Railway history

2 April 2013.

The Europorte-owned freight operator made headlines on March 28 when it operated the first official through passenger train from Victoria to East Grinstead.

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All change for franchise renewals

2 April 2013.

The Government states that its new franchising plan places additional focus on passengers requirements, as the starting gun fires on the East Coast Main Line inter-city route franchise.

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Beeching: find out what really went on!

27 March 2013.

March 27 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark report which became a watershed in the history of Britain’s railways and made its author’s surname a much-reviled household word.

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Power by the Hour: Direct Rail Services clears out its ‘demics’

22 March 2013.

FEBRUARY saw Direct Rail Services undertake a clear out of its stored locomotives as it prepares to receive the first of its new Class 68s later in the year. The first location to be cleared was Barrow Hill with two low-loaders being utilised to transport 20306, 37087 and 47791 the short distance to the Rotherham scrapyard of CF Booth on February 11.

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