Northumberland Line news

  • Bicester footbridge on East West Rail line
    Rail Business UK

    Rail projects included in Treasury’s list of schemes for acceleration

    2022-09-28T09:38:00Z

    UK: HM Treasury has published a Growth Plan listing rail, light rail and other infrastructure projects which are to be be ‘accelerated as fast as possible, aiming to get the vast majority starting construction by the end of 2023.’ Rail projects listed are: Cambridge South ...

  • Northumberland Line signal box
    Rail Business UK

    Siemens Mobility awarded Northumberland Line signalling contract

    2022-02-17T11:13:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply signalling and control equipment for the Northumberland Line project to reintroduce passenger services on the freight line between Newcastle and Ashington from 2024. The contract scope includes signalling, telecoms and control equipment, power supply upgrades, ...

  • Northeast transport strategy 2035 plan
    Rail Business UK

    Local ambitions in 2035 rail strategy for northeast England

    2022-02-16T17:00:00Z

    UK: Further devolution of powers to manage rail services, better transport integration and long-term funding streams are at the core of the North East Rail & Metro Strategy, which sets out the North of Tyne and North East combined authorities’ ambitions for rail and Tyne & ...

  • Bedlington South crossing
    Rail Business UK

    Northumberland Line timetables under development

    2021-08-18T09:11:00Z

    Northern has operated a number of special trains between Newcastle and Morpeth for Northumberland County Council to highlight progress with the Northumberland Line scheme…

  • Northumberland Line signal box
    Rail Business UK

    Northumberland Line stations contractor selected

    2021-08-10T05:00:00Z

    UK: Northumberland County Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as primary contractor for the six stations to be built as part of the Northumberland Line project to reinstate passenger services between Newcastle and Ashington. The initial stage of the framework contract covers the completion of detailed ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
    Rail Business UK

    Northumberland Line and East West Rail awarded funding

    2021-01-23T00:03:00Z

    UK: The government has announced £794m of funding for the projects to develop an Oxford – Cambridge railway corridor and reintroduce passenger services between Newcastle and Ashington. East – West Rail The funding confirmed by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on January 23 includes £760m for the ...

  • The Department for Transport launched the Restoring Your Railway Fund in January to support the development of proposals to reopen closed railway lines and stations.
    Rail Business UK

    Restoring Your Railway Fund could provide a toolkit for town transformation

    2020-06-23T12:55:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport launched the Restoring Your Railway Fund in January to support the development of proposals to reopen closed railway lines and stations. The introduction of this new stream of funding for the rail industry ...

  • The project would see the the reintroduction of passenger services on a freight-only section of the former Blyth & Tyne network
    Rail Business UK

    Northumberland Line reopening plan advances

    2020-05-15T05:00:00Z

    UK: Following the completion of the outline business case and option selection, AECOM and SLC Rail have been give the go-ahead to provide project management, design, operations and advisory services for the design phase of the Northumberland Line project. This would see the the reintroduction of passenger ...