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A new station beside Ayr Hospital, reopening of a railway service between Ayr and Cumnock and a new ferry route from Troon to Arran could be on the way.

(Permalink) Arran Ayr Hospital Cumnock Glengall Siding Troon

Signs of work progressing at Dalfaber Woods but railway level-crossing funding not yet resolved.
(Permalink) Aviemore Dalfaber Level Crossing Planning

An appeal to save a historic railway viaduct has raised an incredible £70,000 towards its £100,000 target in just two weeks.
(Permalink) Newcastle and Berwick Railway) Aln Valley Railway Alnwick Branch (York Cawledge viaduct

The actress will reprise her role as Bobbie Waterbury, more than 50 years after the original film.
(Permalink) Railway Children

Wakefield: Barton Wright 2F 0-6-0 no 52044 (ex-LYR class 25 no 957) standing alongside 56A Wakefield shed in 1959, the year of its withdrawal by BR. Built by Beyer Peacock in 1887 the locomotive is now preserved ...
K A Gray //1959

Oakworth: Closing the level crossing gates at Oakworth, April 2013.
Colin Alexander 27/04/2013

Oakworth: Unchanged since Jenny Agutter's tearjerker scene in The Railway Children Oakworth is a period gem and lovingly maintained by KWVR members. Seen here from an approaching Oxenhope bound train the ...
Mark Bartlett 07/01/2012

A new generation of advanced CCTV has been installed on Metro as part of a £4.2m revamp of security cameras on the network. The new cameras 740 in total have gone in at all 60 stations on the Metro system. They offer state-of-the-art picture quality which make it easier to pinpoint troublemakers and provide crystal clear footage to support police investigations.
(Permalink) Tyne and Wear Metro

Covid-19 has placed severe restrictions on our travel freedoms and we complain about being confined to our local area, potholes, late trains and single carriageway roads - but spare a thought for our ancestors. Until the 18th Century, the only safe way in and out of Berwick was by sea, just the brave and the poor would take to the highway.
(Permalink) Berwick-upon-Tweed

Customers in Standard can now have food and drink delivered to their seat.
(Permalink) Avanti West Coast

The type of ScotRail train involved in the fatal Stonehaven derailment should be withdrawn from service because of their lack of crashworthiness, a rail engineer has urged.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment HST Landslide Stonehaven derailment

A rail engineer has called for the type of train involved in the tragic Stonehaven derailment to be scrapped amid safety concerns.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment HST Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The social housing body behinds a new flats complex along a former railway line said they are surprised by concerns raised by Into The West after a successful appeal against a decision not to grant planning permission for it.
(Permalink) Derry Into the West Londonderry Planning Strabane

ScotRail is urging West Dunbartonshire customers to buy tickets in advance following the relaxation of rules on non-essential travel.
(Permalink) Ticketing

A heritage plaque has been unveiled at Berwick railway station following success in the National Railway Heritage Awards.
(Permalink) Berwick-upon-Tweed National Railway Heritage Awards

A community group behind a path project that will link two major Ross-shire settlements is clearing the way to get volunteers involved again.
(Permalink) Peffery Way Strathpeffer Branch (Highland Railway)

A relief ferry drafted in to help out on the Ullapool-Stornoway route after the MV Loch Seaforth suffered engine failure has itself suffered a fault.
(Permalink) Caledonian MacBrayne MV Isle of Arran MV Loch Seaforth Stornoway Ullappol

Archaeologists working to prepare the UK for HS2, the new backbone of our national transport network, have begun unlocking almost 900 years of history at St Marys Church in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire.
(Permalink) Archaeology HS2

'If this national asset is lost to railway engineering, it's lost forever, and that would be completely unacceptable.'
(Permalink) St Rollox Works

St Rollox Works: The first 158 set to appear in Saltire livery stands in the yard at Railcare, Springburn, on 4 September 2010.
First ScotRail 04/09/2010

St Rollox Works: 6106 receiving attention at St Rollox Works in January 1970. The locomotive was withdrawn from Eastfield shed in July the following year.
John Furnevel 18/01/1970

St Rollox Works: Open day at St Rollox works, 27 June 1981.
Colin Alexander 27/06/1981

Members of the Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy have been back at the town's railway station creating colourful displays for locals and visitors.
(Permalink) Kirkcaldy Rotary Club of Kirkcaldy

Passengers aboard a NorthLink ferry from Shetland are facing a 213-mile diversion after the vessel suffered a fouled propeller on approach to Aberdeen.
(Permalink) Aberdeen NorthLink Shetland

One of two ferries serving Arran has been moved to help support sailings on another route following a breakdown.
(Permalink) Ardrossan Brodick Claonaig Lochranza MV Loch Seaforth Stornoway Ullapool

Teignbridge District Council has approved Network Rail's plans to extend an existing rockfall shelter over the railway line between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon.
(Permalink) Dawlish Holcombe Rockfall Shelter

Passengers are facing disruption to services this morning after an engineering train derailed at Church Fenton overnight.
(Permalink) Church Fenton Derailment

Rolling stock leasing and management company Porterbrook has appointed of Mark Wyborn as its new Head of Freight Commercial, with responsibility for developing its first dedicated freight strategy and building 'strong commercial partnerships' with existing freight operators, new market entrants and Network Rail.
(Permalink) Porterbrook

A female passenger who regularly used Bellshill Station has notched up a nationwide record - for the scale of a fine she faced after being caught for fare dodging.
(Permalink) Bellshill Fine Haymarket

Wemysss Bay station's bookshop and gallery has reopened.

(Permalink) Wemyss Bay

Wemyss Bay: The concourse at Wemyss Bay with the flowers in full bloom.
Alastair McLellan 01/08/2017

Highland councillors agreed to approve the plan despite serious accessibility concerns for disabled people. [See item of the 28th for first mention of approval.]
(Permalink) Dalcross Inverness Airport

Fascinating images have revealed the interior of former Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito's custom-designed Blue Train which was used exclusively for his diplomatic travels.
(Permalink) Tito Yugoslavia

Councillors agreed to approve the plan despite serious accessibility concerns for disabled people. [See item of the 28th for first mention of approval.]
(Permalink) Dalcross Inverness Airport

A host of Scotrail services have been cancelled or are running at a reduced service as a result of strike action.

(Permalink) ScotRail Strike

So far as most of us are concerned, steam trains vanished in a puff of smoke back in the 1960s, around the time much of the railway network itself disappeared. Other than a few survivors pulling day-trippers along short stretches of track, the received wisdom is that steam is over. Yet the reality is different.
(Permalink) Book

Freemasons raise £34,500 for charity - despite event not taking place
(Permalink) Charity Forth Bridge

'People of Strathspey deserve to know why the funicular fell into disrepair and who is responsible for this failure.'
(Permalink) Cairngorm Mountain Railway Politics

ScotRail has caused nearly 3 million minutes of delays to its own trains in nine years, figures highlighted by the Scottish Conservatives today showed.
(Permalink) Politics ScotRail

Trains on the Wemyss Bay-Glasgow line were disrupted by a signalling fault yesterday.

(Permalink) Signalling

The nationalised shipyard company at the centre of Scotland's ferry building fiasco has made a £100m loss in its first four months of Scottish Government control.

(Permalink) Ferguson Marine

Retired advocate Andrew Hajducki QC has passed away. Dean of Faculty, Roddy Dunlop QC, extended his condolences to Mr Hajducki's family and his many friends, saying: Andrew was for many years a leading practitioner, especially (but not solely) in the field of personal injury. His work on civil jury trials is oft-cited and highly respected. ... He wrote seminal textbooks on licensing law and civil jury trials, and co-authored a book featuring the Lauder Light Railway.

(Permalink) Aberlady Gullane and North Berwick Railway Anstruther and St Andrews Railway Gifford and Garvald Light Railway Haddington Lauder Light Railway Macmerry Branch (North British Railway) North Berwick Branch (North British Railway) North British Railway

The biggest ferry in the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet will remain in Greenock for repairs until well into next month.

(Permalink) Caledonian MacBrayne

Ticket examiners and conductors will walk out this weekend in a row over payments for rest day working.
(Permalink) Conductors ScotRail Strike Ticket examiners

Calls for island representation on quango boards have been reinforced by the current ferry crisis - but resistance to appointing islanders has never been more evident.
(Permalink) Caledonian MacBrayne

Campaign for North East Rail (CNER) has confirmed its commitment to retaining cycle paths on the Formartine and Buchan Way and the Deeside Way.
(Permalink) Campaign for North East Rail Deeside Railway Deeside Way Formartine and Buchan Railway Formartine and Buchan Way

Maud: The Fraserburgh platforms at Maud Junction looking south towards Aberdeen on 27 May 2012, with trees and shrubs continuing to encroach. Difficult now to imagine passengers for the Broch and Peterhead, ...
Brian Taylor 27/05/2012

Ellon: Approaching Ellon in June 1974.
John McIntyre 01/06/1974

Banchory [2nd]: An oft repeated scene at Banchory on the Royal Deeside line in the summer of 1965, where an Aberdeen - Ballater DMU has arrived at the westbound platform. Pupils from Banchory Academy board the train, ...
Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven) //1965

South Ayrshire Council yesterday blocked the sale of the Station Hotel.

(Permalink) Ayr Station Hotel

Ayr: Work is about to begin on a new staff accommodation block at Ayr station in the first phase of a programme that will unlock significant improvements for passengers and the operation of the station.
Network Rail //2020

Network Rail is reminding passengers to check before they travel this holiday weekend as engineers will be carrying out upgrades works.
(Permalink) Engineering Works Network Rail

Work has started on the UKs longest railway bridge, with ground engineers sinking the first of almost 300 piles that will form the foundations for the Colne Valley Viaduct. The viaduct, which will carry the new high-speed rail line for 3.4km across a series of lakes and waterways on the north west outskirts of London. [The proposed viaduct is 2.1 miles long - for comparison the Tay Bridge is 2.028 miles long. RS]
(Permalink) Colne Valley Viaduct HS2

Colne Valley Viaduct: Colne Valley Viaduct concepts created for HS2 by Grimshaw Architects.
HS2 12/12/2017

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have said it should be full steam ahead on plans to reopen railway lines including Deeside and Peterhead.
(Permalink) Deeside Railway Formartine and Buchan Railway Politics Scottish Liberal Democrats

New fares for the Corran Ferry in Lochaber will apply from Saturday 1 May for the 2021/22 season.
(Permalink) Corran Ferry

Spectacular Drumochter Pass poster available now for fans to acquire.
(Permalink) Azuma Druimuachdar Summit Drumochter Pass Inverness and Perth Junction Railway London North Eastern Railway

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