UK: The government has confirmed £37·4m of funding to enable the construction of a 209 m extension of the Parsons Tunnel rockfall shelter to protect the railway running between cliffs and the sea between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon.
UK: Regular passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter are to be reinstated, after the Department for Transport confirmed the provision of £40·5m of funding under the Restoring Your Railway initiative on March 19.
UK: Network Rail is to reduce the risk fees applied to third-party work from April 1, in a move which the Railway Industry Association said would open up the opportunity for more organisations to work near railway lines.
UK: The Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, James Palmer, has announced ‘a powerful new partnership’ with Network Rail to develop proposals for the reopening of the Wisbech – March line in parallel with the project to increase capacity in the Ely area. A Wisbech – Cambridge service is envisaged.
UK: The Swift, Pragmatic & Efficient Enhancement Delivery project to identify ways of reducing infrastructure investment costs and speeding up delivery ‘is a call to arms to cut unnecessary red tape, be bold and purposeful, and empower the railway to be radical in its thinking’, Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris told ...
UK: Network Rail has set out details of the Cambridge resignalling, re-lock and re-control project, and is to undertake public consultation during March on proposals for the modernisation of seven level crossings.