Archive for category: Stations

Manchester seeks station devolution

Greater Manchester’s transport authority has submitted proposals which, if supported, could see it assume ownership of the county’s railway stations. Under the plans, entitled ‘Case for Change’, the ownership and management of Greater Manchester’s stations would transfer from Network Rail and individual train operators to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) by the mid 2020s. TfGM says […]
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Council appoints contractor for new Worcestershire Parkway station

Buckingham Group has been appointed by Worcestershire County Council to design and build the new Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station. The station, which is located at Norton, will serve the North Cotswold Line that links Worcester, Oxford and London Paddington. Having been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT) last month, the station is scheduled to open […]
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Preferred contractor named for Wolverhampton station rebuild

Galliford Try has been announced as the preferred contractor for a £132 million project to build a new station in Wolverhampton’s city centre. The existing station will be demolished and rebuilt under plans approved in November last year. The new modern station will include a link to the Midland Metro tram network, for which enabling […]
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Tender documents for Cross Rail Link tunnels and stations released

Tender documents for the design and construction of the tunnels and stations for Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) have been issued. The tender represents the project’s largest construction element. It includes both the 3.4 km twin-bore tunnels and two new underground stations near Aotea Square and Mercury Lane. CRL will extend the city’s commuter rail network […]
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Contractors shortlisted for Barking Riverside extension

Three companies – Balfour Beatty, Carillion and VolkerFitzpatrick – have been shortlisted to build London Overground’s 4.5 km Barking Riverside extension. The extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking line, which is currently closed for electrification works, will serve the new Barking Riverside scheme – a major housing development which will create up to 10,800 new homes. […]
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SNCF to trial robot bin at Paris station

Ever struggled to find a bin at a station? A futuristic pilot project led by France’s national rail operator, SNCF, could make it a problem of the past. An autonomous robotic bin on wheels is to begin a week-long trial at Gare de Lyon station in Paris this month. The prototype, known as B.A.R.Y.L – ‘la […]
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Vision for stations

Towards the end of the 19th century, Joseph Pulitzer ran a campaign in his newspaper, the New York World, to raise money for the base of the Statue of Liberty after the US government had failed to raise the funds itself. In return for a few dollars, readers received a miniature souvenir statue – an […]
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‘Station of the future’ opens in Birmingham

Virgin Trains has unveiled its redesigned ticket office at Birmingham International, describing it as the company’s “vision for the station of the future”. The old ticket office windows have been closed and replaced by a welcome desk, touch screen information points and new ticket machines. The “open plan design” ticket office is the result of an […]
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Planning application submitted for Inverness Airport station

A detailed planning application for a new railway station at Inverness Airport has been submitted by the Highlands and Islands Strategic Transport Partnership (HITRANS). The application includes plans for a single platform on the northern side of the Inverness-Aberdeen line designed to accomodate 2+4 and 2+5 HST units. As well as the airport, the parkway […]
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Come hell or high water

It symbolised the coming of the electric age: ‘new’ Euston – a monument to the 1960s. Out went the station’s Doric propylaeum and glorious Great Hall, products of Philip Hardwick and his son; in came bleak concrete and what a critic called “tawdry glamour”, brought to us by British Rail’s anonymous architects. Thanks for that. […]
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Construction and testing milestones for Florida’s Brightline

Florida’s new intercity rail operator, Brightline, celebrated the topping out of line’s West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale stations in the same month it completed initial testing of the first passenger locomotive. On September 30, officials marked the completion of the core station building at West Palm Beach, as work now focuses on constructing the […]
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