London Euston

  • Bringing HS2 to Euston will need ‘compromise’ says minister

    Bringing HS2 to Euston will need ‘compromise’ says minister

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    Extending HS2 to Euston will involve “careful prioritisation of requirements” and “compromise”, the rail minister has warned.

  • Work to make overhead wires more resilient to cause bank holiday disruptions

    Work to make overhead wires more resilient to cause bank holiday disruptions

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    Rail engineering work to make overhead electric wires more resilient against hot weather will be carried out during the early May bank holiday weekend, causing major disruption at one of the UK’s busiest stations.

  • Mural unveiled celebrating pioneering female train driver

    Mural unveiled celebrating pioneering female train driver

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    A mural celebrating one of the UK’s first female train drivers woman has been unveiled to launch a recruitment campaign.

  • Passengers reminded to ‘travel either side’ of Easter bank holiday

    Passengers reminded to ‘travel either side’ of Easter bank holiday

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    Passengers travelling between London Euston and Scotland over the Easter bank holiday are being urged to travel either side of the long weekend.

  • Locomotive Services buys Class 86 and 87 from ETL

    Locomotive Services buys Class 86 and 87 from ETL

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    TWO former West Coast AC electric locomotives have been bought by Locomotive Services Limited from Electric Traction Ltd (ETL). The last mainline Class 87 – No. 87002 Royal Sovereign – along with 86101 Sir William A Stanier FRS had been hired by ETL to GB Railfreight for working empty stock from the Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston…

  • West Coast looks forward with Avanti

    West Coast looks forward with Avanti

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    Words: Ben Jones NEW trains, more services and a better customer experience are the priorities for Avanti West Coast (AWC), which replaced Virgin Trains on December 8.  First-Trenitalia’s West Coast Partnership joint venture will operate the country’s busiest inter-city railway until March 31, 2031, during which time it will also become the shadow operator for…

  • Euston’s landmark towers vanish as HS2 redevelopment work continues

    Euston’s landmark towers vanish as HS2 redevelopment work continues

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    PREPARATORY work is continuing at London Euston despite ongoing uncertainty over whether High Speed 2 trains will ever serve the station. Contractors are quickly demolishing the two early-1970s tower blocks in front of the station, clearing the land for the redevelopment and expansion.  Four floors have already been removed from Grant Thornton House and One…

  • ‘Plain Jane’ look for ‘Pendolino’

    ‘Plain Jane’ look for ‘Pendolino’

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    THE end of Virgin Train West Coast franchise is just two months away, and an on-going repaint programme has led to the release of the first unbranded Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ set.  The repaint work is part of the interim maintenance regime, which began in June 2017. Set No. 390137 was released from Alstom’s Technology Centre, at…

  • Big Pacifics dominate RTC autumn/winter tours

    Big Pacifics dominate RTC autumn/winter tours

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    THE Railway Touring Company’s regular summer operations are over for another year, but there is a tempting selection of railtours for the autumn and winter months.  October 12 sees one of its regular ‘Cumbrian Mountain Express’ trips from Euston to Carlisle, utilising electric No. 86259 Les Ross as far as Carnforth, where one of the West…

  • Leaked draft confirms Oakervee support for full HS2 route

    Leaked draft confirms Oakervee support for full HS2 route

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    An early draft of the Oakervee Report – leaked to national media in November – confirms the expert panel will recommend High Speed 2 (HS2) should proceed, despite worries the revised £88billion budget could be exceeded.  Supporters had been concerned that parts of the ‘Y’-shaped route could be scrapped to save costs, but the draft…

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