Grand Central

  • Grand Central announce return to service after four-month hibernation

    Grand Central announce return to service after four-month hibernation

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    Train operator Grand Central has announced a measured return to service following a four-month period of hibernation during the COVID-19 lockdown.

  • July start for King’s Cross ‘throat’ remodelling work

    July start for King’s Cross ‘throat’ remodelling work

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    WEEKEND part-closures on July 13-14 and August 24-26 will mark the start of Network Rail’s £237million scheme to renew and remodel the station throat at London King’s Cross.  Over the coming months, life-expired trackwork, overhead line equipment (OHLE) and signalling, dating from the last remodelling in the 1970s, will gradually be replaced over the first…

  • Feature | Access all areas?

    Feature | Access all areas?

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    Ben Jones looks at the thorny issue of open access in the UK and Europe, its successes and failures, and the arguments for and against. ASK someone for their views on open access passenger operations and the response will give you a pretty good idea where they stand on the much larger issues of railway…

  • EMT gives ex-Grand Central HSTs fresh interiors

    EMT gives ex-Grand Central HSTs fresh interiors

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    FRESH new interiors are being given to the three former Grand Central (GC) HSTs, now part of the East Midlands Trains (EMT) fleet. The sets – with two power cars and six trailers, rather than the usual eight – were taken on by EMT to provide additional capacity as a result of enforced diagram changes…

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