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In The News | 15th May 2024 | Latest Rail News

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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Wednesday, 15th May 2024

Passengers on one of London’s biggest commuter networks are set to benefit from a multimillion-pound new fleet of trains — but will likely have to wait until the end of the decade to board them.

An article on The Standard website says Southeastern, which operates out of Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street, hopes the investment in its “metro” network in south-east London and Kent will help lure more people back onto the trains and into the office.

It has taken an “important step” towards securing the new trains by inviting five shortlisted firms to bid for the contract to make them, likely to be worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

A new railway station and transport interchange could be built in Melton.

An article on the BBC website says East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a consultation on the proposal, which would also include bus stops and a car park with almost 500 spaces.

The Melton Interchange would address “significant capacity issues” at peak times at North Ferriby and Brough stations, according to consultation documents.

The area is undergoing significant development, including the construction of an Amazon distribution centre, which is due to bring up to 2,000 jobs to the Melton West business park.

Work to build the 3.5 mile Bromford Tunnel bringing high speed trains into Birmingham has taken a leap forward as excavation of the 22 metre deep west portal is completed.

The portal at Washwood Heath has been finished in readiness for the two 1,600 tonne tunnel boring machines (TBMs) building the twin-bore tunnel to complete their journeys from Water Orton in North Warwickshire.

The huge earthworks operation has taken a team of 130 people from HS2’s construction partner Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) nine months to complete.

Part of the Tube line that connected central and south-east London 25 years ago is being celebrated by Transport for London (TfL).

The Jubilee line extension connects Green Park with the Docklands.

All 11 stations along the route were designed by architect Roland Paoletti to herald the new millennium.

To mark the occasion, TfL has created 25th anniversary posters that will feature along the Jubilee line over the coming weeks.

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