Topic: East Coast Main Line

Three quarter shot from platform level of Hitachi Class 800 EMU at King's Cross

FirstGroup make Sheffield and London open access bid

Aberdeen-headquartered transport multinational FirstGroup has applied to run a new London to Sheffield rail service. The private sector transport operator has submitted the first phase of an application for a new open-access rail service between...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Engineers working libeside on the East Coast Main Line installing hi-tech digital signalling equipment

UK advances with East Coast Digital Programme

The billion-pound plans to improve rail travel for passenger and freight operations to and from London have progressed further. Critical work took place over the last weekend in June to prepare for a digital future....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Ghost train speeds through a rural railway setting

UK safety authorities have overspeeding concerns

A recent safety alert has highlighted the urgent need to address overspeeding issues, particularly at Spital Junction, a critical formation near Peterborough station, in Cambridgeshire. An advisory, issued by the statutory safety body, the Rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Train driver looks out from cab to the track ahead

ETCS testing for UK Network Rail New Measurement Train

Network Rail has successfully completed European Train Control System testing on the power cars of its New Measurement Train. The yellow-liveried engineering inspection train, adapted from a redundant formation of the diesel-powered ‘High Speed Train’,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK high-speed rail HS2 may never reach Leeds

There are fears that Britain’s high-speed railway project HS2 may never be extended beyond the London – Birmingham link, currently under construction. The extension of the project to reach Leeds may be shelved according to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton