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In The News | 23rd November 2021 | Latest Rail News

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Click here to listen to the latest rail news on Tuesday, 23rd November 2021


Final plans for a new ยฃ26.5 million rail station at White Rose, Leeds, are set to be considered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority this week.

An article on Insider Media Limited says members of the authority’s Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee will be asked to approve the plans for the new rail station between Morley and Cotttingley on the Transpennine route at the meeting on Thursday (25 November 2021).

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The scheme is being developed in partnership by the Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, Munroe K and Network Rail.


Tube users could face severe disruption because of planned strike action by workers on the London Underground in the run-up to Christmas.

An article on Sky News says Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union are set to carry out industrial action on two days and eight nights in November and December, in a dispute about new driver schedules.

If the strikes go ahead it would severely disrupt services on the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines on Friday 26 November and Saturday 18 December, Transport for London has said.

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Work is now well underway on an 850m-long station box at HS2’s Old Oak Common station.

Concrete frame and substructure specialist Expanded was appointed by HS2 construction partner Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA to create the main station box.

The box, a reinforced concrete structure, will provide the frame and base for the HS2 station building.

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A railway bridge in the Midlands has been named the second worst in the country for crashes.

An article on Birmingham Live says St John’s Street bridge in Lichfield was hit 18 times from March 2020 to March this year.

This meant it was the second most hit bridge in the country over that period.

In total there were 1,624 bridge strikes across Britain’s rail network between 2020 and 2021, costing more than ยฃ5.5 million in delays and cancellation fees, according to Network Rail, StaffordshireLive reports.

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