7 March 2013
Network Rail has awarded the Crossrail contract for the section of route between Plumstead to Abbey Wood in southeast London.
21 February 2013.
A LACK of demand for its locos from main line companies has led to the AC Loco Group’s associated company, Electric Traction Ltd, making a decision to stand down its locos from Network Rail operations. The two Class 86/7s it leased have been returned to Europhoenix, while preserved 86101 Sir William A Stanier FRS and 87002 Royal Sovereign were due to be taken out of service when the Network Rail ice-breaker contract finished on February 9. Since the beginning of the year, the locos have been limited to operating north of Peterborough and Rugby due to their lack of GSM-R digital radio equipment.
20 February 2013.
The Scottish Government has revealed a major upgrade programme for key Glasgow rail transport hubs to be completed ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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