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The latest rail news on Thursday, 1st April 2021
Network Rail is keeping people on the move this Easter while carrying out millions of pounds worth of upgrades.
Among the work taking place includes £31 million of upgrades to improve future passenger and freight journeys between London and Scotland.
Commenting on this work, Tim Shoveller, Managing Director for Network Rail’s North West & Central region, said it will make the West Coast main line reliable for passengers and pave the way for HS2.
East West Rail comes another step closer as the East West Railway Company (EWR Co) encourages people from towns and villages between Oxford, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge to take part in the next phase of public consultation.
The comments and ideas received will feed into the design, construction and operation of this once in a generation rail scheme, which could provide people from communities across the area with new connections to family, friends, jobs, education and leisure activities.
Plans for a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford city centre would be a ‘game changer’, according to the city’s business bosses.
An article in the Telegraph & Argus says Bradford Business Improvement District (BID) has backed the proposal, saying it would bring investment and jobs to the district.
Last month the plans for a new railway station in Bradford that would extend the city centre and open in 2030 were revealed.
Finally, and Greater Anglia has revealed that it has used over 26,500 litres of anti-viral disinfectant in the last 12 months as the company has stepped up cleaning and sanitising inside trains to keep rail passengers safe in the pandemic.
The company has revealed details of its rigorous sanitisation regime, which includes using seven fogging guns every night at four depots across the network.
Around 80 carriage interiors a day are cleaning with fogging guns and all of Greater Anglia’s trains in passenger service are fogged every 28 days.
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