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Network Rail has begun the process of appointing a main contractor to design and build the new Forth Bridge Experience.
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Tourism came to represent the post-industrial palliative of the Scottish economy as the way that we had previously lived supplied a cause for celebration with our visitors.
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The head of Glasgow's subway operator has said commuters in the West of Scotland are still likely to face service cuts despite the approval of a £9 million government rescue package. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson announced that financial support will be put place for Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Edinburgh Trams from July to the end of September to ensure services can continue to run in the face of a continued decline in passengers.

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Work being carried out by Network Rail on the East Kilbride line is believed to be for the proposed upgrading of train services.
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The Aberdeen-based bus and train operator sees a huge fall in passengers, and losses of more than £150m.
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One of the 'longest standing early railway mysteries' has been solved with the pedigree of a locomotive proven to be false, researchers have claimed.

The Lyon engine was said to be designed by George Stephenson and pre-dated his 1825 Locomotion No 1 and 1829 Rocket.

But researchers at Locomotion National Railway Museum in Shildon, County Durham, said they can 'conclusively' prove that to be false.

The 'tall tale' had ensured the engine survived though, the researchers said.
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Network Rail is trialling new battery-powered hedge trimmers and strimmers that are quieter, much lighter and friendlier to the environment than their petrol-powered counterparts.
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The section of railway between Keswick and Threlkeld in the Lake District was closed in 1972 and subsequently became a well-used footpath. However two striking bowstring bridges were washed away during Storm Desmond in 2015, severing the route and impacting on local tourism. The structures had been engineered by Sir Thomas Bouch whose reputation was ...
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Glasgow's Subway is to get a share of a £9 million emergency fund after its operators warned the future of the service was in doubt due to Covid passenger losses.

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The Scottish Government announced the funding which will last until the end of September.
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A popular miniature railway in Inverness is back up and running.
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The Highland Council has confirmed that from Monday (13 July 2020) staff operating the Corran Ferry in Lochaber will resume collecting fares for everyone using the crossing and new rates for the 2020-2021 season.
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The Snowdon Mountain Railway has taken delivery of two 800 mm gauge diesel-battery hybrid Abt rack locomotives ordered last year from Clayton Equipment, which specialises in the production of bespoke designs for specialist railway, metro, mining and tunnelling applications.
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Prime Minister oversees start of construction of Siemens Mobility's new Goole train factory.
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Blackpool's trams are to begin operating once more from July 19, having been suspended since March 29 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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We're going on an adventure. First things first, make your way to your kitchen, pop the kettle on and make yourself a cuppa. Next stop, the snack cupboard - tasty snacks are essential for any adventure. Next stop, your living room. Once you're settled in your comfiest seat it's time for your journey to start. What's the adventure, you say? A train journey to wherever you fancy in the world. Argentina? Mexico? France or much closer to home? The choice is up to you.
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Motorists in some Wester Ross communities face lengthy detours if travelling overnight in the coming days. The Lair Railway Bridge [Achnashellach] on the A890 will be subject to night-time repairs for the next four days, starting tonight (Monday).
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The N700S - the 's' stands for 'Supreme' - has a top speed of 360kph (223mph), though the line it serves, the Tokaido Shinkansen line, has a maximum operating speed of 285kph (177mph).
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With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first rail systems procurement competitions have commenced - for track and signalling. Four new contract opportunities cover the design and build of the complex track systems between London, Birmingham and Crewe, where HS2 trains will join the existing West Coast Mainline.
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Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to power zero-emission trains and create a battery hub in the North East.
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Historic Clyde steamer TS Queen Mary has been given a boost to help it survive the coronavirus crisis.

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Network Rail is about to commence a £25 million upgrade of Barmouth viaduct to protect it for local people and visitors in the future. A large number of the timber and metal elements of the Grade II* listed viaduct need replacing, as well as the entire length of track. In order to reduce the impact […]
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The train station, as it stands now, was constructed just prior to WW1, replacing a 1867 structure of the same now. The original sandstone frontage was revamped during the construction of Union Square, however these archive images focus on the period it was operated by British Rail.
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Travel firm ScotRail has issued advice to commuters using Glasgow Central Station's lower level trains.

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The popular Glenelg-Skye seasonal ferry will not return to operation until the 2021 tourist season, it has been announced.
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A lung disease charity has warned the Scottish Government that if people are not actively encouraged to hop back onto trains and buses more people will be 'rushed to hospital' amid an potential air pollution spike.

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Network Rail engineers will be delivering vital upgrade works on the line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries from Saturday, July 4, to Sunday, July 12.
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The capital's flagship council-owned bus company is set to be merged with Edinburgh Trams to form a single operation in a major shake-up of public transport in the city, putting an end to competition between buses and trams.
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From Leeds to Liverpool to London Bridge, stations across the country will be 'going blue' on Saturday evening to help celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS.
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Generous donors have thrown a lifeline to the last paddle steamer built in the UK by raising around £20,000 for the charity which owns it.

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