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Rail commuters are facing another day of disruption due to adverse weather conditions in Perth and Stirling.
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Train commuters in the Highlands are experiences another day of train cancellations. Adverse weather conditions has forced the partial closure of railway lines at Perth and Pitlochry. Services from Inverness to Edinburgh and Glasgow will terminate at Pitlochry and will not call at Dunkeld and Birnam.
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Plans for a radical redesign of Perth railway station are back on track, after they were included in a list of priority projects drawn up by Transport Scotland.
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Perth: An Edinburgh service pulls out of its accustomed Platform 5 at Perth, as such trains seem destined to do until the end of time. It is possible the station ironwork will get a paint job before then, bu ...
Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Liz Smith has campaigned on the issue since 2013.
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Passengers travelling on rail services between Dundee and Glasgow Queen Street are facing disruption after a vehicle collided with a bridge between Perth and Dundee.
A spokeswoman for the police said that officers were called at around 10.20am following a report that a vehicle had struck a railway bridge on Perths Tay Street.
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Dozens of cancellations were causing major disruption for Highland rail passengers on Monday morning “ amid two active weather warnings.
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Train services from Inverness to Edinburgh and Glasgow were delayed earlier this morning due to signalling fault at Perth.
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A man has been charged by police after a supermarket lorry smashed into a Perth railway bridge.
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Passengers, and freight customers, will benefit from more than £16m of investment in Scotland's Railway over this Christmas and New Year. Engineers will be relaying track, renewing junctions and refurbishing structures across the country with work taking place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth and Inverness. In Glasgow, a key line into Glasgow Queen Street High Level station will be affected from Christmas Day until January 2 while engineers renew points - rails which move to allow trains to cross from one track to another - and replace over 1km of track at Cadder. This will have an impact on some services in and out of Glasgow Queen Street, but alternative routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh will be available. A number of services will continue to run. On the south side of the Clyde, engineers will be working from New Year's Day until the early hours of January 4, to renew junctions and life-expired track between Muirhouse and Eglinton Street, near Glasgow Central. In Stirlingshire, engineers will be delivering a range of works to renew track, upgrade signalling and level crossings while in Perth and Inverness works will be delivered to improve track at both stations.
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Post Hatfield Crash repairs
On the 15th there were three locations affected by Gauge Corner Cracking.
200 points and 75,000 yards of track have been renewed.
40 junctions which are known to be bottlenecks are to be remodeled.
As of the 15th 53 speed restrictions existed in Scotland.
New station facilities and station regeneration
81 stations have been identified for new toilets.
New Information Systems (CIS) will be installed at Hyndland, Partick and Queen Street Low Level.
Partick station is to be refurbished and platforms resurfaced.
Gourock station is due to be rebuilt and Railtrack is in discussion with developers.
Perth station is to be regenerated with footbridges and canopies renewed.
Broughty Ferry has been rebuilt at the cost of £1,000,000.
Train Protection Warning System
Installation of Train Protection Warning System on Scotland's railways and trains continues and is expected to be complete by December 2002.
The contracts for the Edinburgh Crossrail scheme (reopening of freight only route from Portobello to Brunstane and Newcraighall to passengers) have been signed with the council and contractors.
Stirling to Alloa and Dunfermline
The details of reopening the closed but mostly extant line from Stirling to Alloa and on to Kincardine have not yet been resolved.
Larkhall to Milngavie
Although there have been some doubts about the reopening of the closed line between Larkhall and Hamilton, Railtrack and Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive are continuing discussions.
Aberdeen to Inverness improvements
Railtrack is considering its options for improving capacity of the Aberdeen to Inverness line.
A loop may be opened at Orton.
Forres loop may be altered to run by the Forres goods loop and a two platform station opened on the loop.
Signalboxes between Elgin and Nairn may be closed.
Proposals will be drawn up to 'level 4' (complete design) and given to the Strategic Rail Authority by the end of the year. Actual changes will be delayed as work on signaling is being focused on installing Train Protection Warning System until December 2002.
Members of the RPC and public suggested that perhaps a section of double track at the beginning of the route in Aberdeen and Inverness would help - such as that which the Inverness and Perth has. It was also commented that the station at Keith can be a bottleneck as the loop is located to the east of the station - a train at the station has to occupy the Keith to Elgin section and consequently trains have to be held at Keith loop or Elgin loop when there is a train at the station.
Cornton Level Crossing
Cornton Level crossing, by Stirling, is fitted with cameras which photograph every road vehicle which passes through the lights at red. 250 vehicles were photographed between January and May this year, many belonging to local people. The crossing has been checked and complies to safety standards. The council and Railtrack are considering further traffic calming options including permanent closure of the road.
The council in Dundee is considering opening a station at Ninewells which would serve new developments in the area, the airport and Ninewells Hospital.
Tay Bridge repair
Repairs to the Tay Bridge are due to be complete in 2003 and will allow higher speed running on the bridge and freight to pass over it.
Railtrack and New Edinburgh Ltd have resolved difficulties and a station at Edinburgh Park can now be built. It could be open by 2003.
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