Taking a look at the extension developments…
– Andy Carter
Welcome to the new layout extension!
– Andy Carter
Thanks for your patience, I’ve been on holiday and then had an extremely busy week at work, but the Weekly now returns!…
- UK to get state of the art Pantograph monitoring system.
- 30% rise in Signals passed at danger.
- Network Rail privatisation still on the cards.
- Surprise, surprise… The sale of Eurostar was a bad idea…
- TfL forced to take over Croxley Rail Link project from Hertfordshire County Council.
- Essex gets free contactless payment wristbands on c2c…
- …and Gatwick gets Oyster.
- Thameslink to be bolstered by more Class 387’s.
- WiFi now available at over 250 of the 270 Underground Stations. (Yes, even Roding Valley!).
- The S-Stock is turning heads and has already been voted a design classic.
- Tim O’Toole of First Group thinks wholesale changes to the rail network wouldn’t solve anything.
- …whilst commuters in Scotland are told overcrowding isn’t going to be fixed any-time soon.
- Overcrowding out of Paddington isn’t set to get any better either, with more delays and cutbacks to improvement schemes.
- UK station staff to get vulnerable children training.
- Birmingham New Street tram extension delayed.
- Farnworth Tunnel work nears completion.
- Yorkshire councils want new Leeds-Ripon rail connection.
- How smartphones are making Network Rail maintenance easier.
- Velocipede (people powered rail vehicles) rally at the NYMR.
- Bluebell Railway need £400,000 for western extension with Tunnel leasing dictating the pace of the project.
- As the restoration of Flying Scotsman nears completion, check out some of the greatest images ever captured of the old girl.
- You may often wonder what’s at the end of your local line, but what’s at the end of one of the world’s remotest railways?
- A train that got stuck in the Egyptian desert 9 years ago will finally complete it’s journey… Talk about Severe Delays…
From The CAS Team
- Edward asks, How steep is Britain’s toughest incline?
- Central Line wins the speed race.
- Catch up with Andy’s 100 Journeys.
Compiled By Edward Kendal & Andy Carter
- Bachmann and the London Transport Museum have teamed up to launch a OO-Gauge model of the new S-Stock. They’ve also confirmed they’re suitable for at least 2nd radius curves. ALL THE EXCITEMENT!
- Hornby have some fancy new graphics of their upcoming GWR Collett coaches.
- Engineers in Cardiff use giant “Lego” bricks to reduce engineering work disruption.
- Network Rail strike. I’ve lost track of how many times it’s on again off again… Well, It’s off after unions accepted a 2% pay increase. Let’s hope it’s the last we hear of that…
- FANFARE! The 26 miles of Crossrail tunnelling is now complete! Good. Let’s fill it up with Pringles.
- …and the completion of Crossrail can’t come soon enough as rail journeys increase 70% in a decade!
- A Class 66 has been named after one of the campaigners for the new Borders Railway.
- Class 315’s are getting the Overground treatment…
- …whilst Eversholt Rail are to refurbish the Class 321’s.
- Three bidders have been shortlisted for the troubled East Anglia franchise.
- LocoYard take a look at the dependable Hunslet Austerity’s at the East Lancs Railway.
- Peter Gray explores the history and success of GWR’s extra loooong coaches.
- Get your mits on some cracking Railway themed artwork.
- Boris will surely be keeping a close eye on Delhi’s new driverless trains.
From The CAS Team
- Check out Andy’s new series Heritage Journeys, with new films from The Great Central and East Lancs Railways.
- Edward investigates the underground footprint of Nottingham Victoria station and how it influenced the construction of a shopping centre in the city.
- How many Mechanical Lever-Frame are left in the UK? More than you’d think.
– Compiled by Edward Kendall and Andy Carter