Construction starts on new Devon station

WORK has begun on building a new station on the southern outskirts of Exeter. The two-platform station at Marsh Barton is part of the Devon Metro plan. It will be on the main line south of Exeter St Thomas, and will serve a major employment area. The new station will also include

MPs intervene in disused railway structures debate

HIGHWAYS ENGLAND has come under more pressure over its proposals to demolish or infill more around 130 old railway bridges and cuttings to reduce maintenance costs. HE is responsible for the Historical Railways Estate (previously dubbed the ‘Burdensome Estate’) in England, Wales and Scotland, which it inherited when the British Railways

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Survey claims to reveal post-lockdown travel patterns

THE Campaign for Better Transport is predicting that few longer-term changes to travel patterns are likely after the pandemic, quoting a survey of transport users carried out in March. If the survey is right, public transport will continue to provide almost half the journeys, with cars in a narrowly dominant position,

Abellio reports increasing ScotRail losses

SCOTRAIL operator Abellio has revealed a loss of more than £64 million last year, although lockdowns and travel restrictions had only just started as the financial year ended on 31 March. Even so, Netherlands-owned Abellio said the pandemic had a ‘significant impact’ on its results. The pre-tax loss reported by Abellio was

Rail services ramped up as lockdown rules ease in England

Industry body the Rail Delivery Group has said more than 1,000 daily weekday services have been added to timetables since mid-February. The increase means nearly 18,000 services will run today, when non-essential shops, pub beer gardens and outdoor visitor attractions are among premises allowed to reopen in England. A more significant

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