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Avanti West Coast makes Friday an “off peak” day

Avanti West Coast has removed Friday morning peak restrictions on long distance journeys to and from London Euston starting from today, 20 November. The trial, which will run into the…

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West Coast Main Line and Euston HS2 Engineering Works in 2021

Network Rail has announced major upgrades on the West Coast main line and at London Euston in spring/summer 2021. Two lines into Euston station will be taken out of service…

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New arrangements for rail franchises

New arrangements for rail franchises have been announced today by the Department for Transport as the Emergency Measures Agreements, introduced to allow train services to continue running during the COVID-19…

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Grand Central’s planned Blackpool to London route falls victim to COVID-19

Grand Central announced on 10th September that it will not now launch its planned North West route train service between Blackpool and London after COVID-19 rendered plans ‘unfeasible’. Company executives…

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Access Improvements Completed at Tring

A multi-million-pound transformation of Tring station in Hertfordshire is now complete making it more accessible for passengers. Network Rail has completed the £5.8 million ‘Access for All’ upgrade, which included…

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Birmingham International Station design ambitions unveiled

Plans to transform Birmingham International Station into a multi-modal transport facility ahead of HS2’s arrival have been published. The designs suggest how the station on the West Coast Mainline will…

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England’s Economic Heartland transport consultation

The Sub-national Transport Body England’s Economic Heartland is out to consultation on its transport strategy. The area covered by this strategy includes the West Coast Main Line from just south…

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“Tales from the Tracks” videos

Avanti West Coast has produced a series of videos which show the driver’s view on the West Coast Main Line. There are eight “Tales from the Track” videos which covers…

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Grand Central postpones new Blackpool service

Due to the current coronavirus situation, the open access operator Grand Central has postponed the start of its new London Euston to Blackpool service. The service was due to start…

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West Coast Main Line moving 1 million tonnes of critical supplies every week

Every 24 hours throughout the coronavirus crisis,188,000 tonnes of critical supplies – including food, fuel and medicine – are being moved by rail between London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.…

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