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In The News | 13th January 2022 | Latest Rail News

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A derailed freight train is causing disruption to high-speed passenger services to and from London St Pancras International.

An article on the ITV website says Network Rail said the “low-speed” derailment happened at a depot between Gravesend and Strood in Kent in the early hours of Thursday.


One of the train’s wheels came off the rails, leading to several wagons blocking southbound lines.

Work will shortly begin to construct the Porth Transport Hub and deliver a modern integrated bus and rail interchange for the town – with initial site setup beginning next week and full delivery on course for next year.

That’s according to an article on Wales 247 which says located at the existing railway station, the development consists of a modern and attractive transport hub at the heart of the town centre.

The council has recently secured Β£3.5 million from the UK Government towards the hub’s delivery, announced in the Levelling Up Fund during October 2021.

People are being asked for their opinion on proposals for Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange.

Tritax Symmetry is hosting the consultation, which launched yesterday, for a period of eight weeks.

Due to the size of the proposed development, it is classed as a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’, which means that any decision will be made by the Secretary of State for Transport.

The Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange proposals include industrial and storage/distribution units and a rail port with access from Junction 2 of the M69.

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HS2 archaeologists have made an exciting find in the form of a rare early Roman carved figure.

The team, from Infra Archaeology, working for HS2’s contractor, Fusion JV, found and removed the well-preserved figure from a water-logged Roman ditch in a field in Twyford, Buckinghamshire.

Lesser-trained eyes might have missed this important relic. Found while investigating Three Bridge Mill, it initially looked like a piece of wood. As archaeologists excavated it, an anthropomorphic figure was revealed.

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Photo credit: HS2 Ltd

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