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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Wednesday, 25th January 2023
Network Rail has awarded the first of two contracts to build the new railway station for Chelmsford’s Beaulieu Park development.
An article on Insider Media Limited says the £37.8 million contract, which has been awarded to J Murphy & Sons Ltd, includes work to begin construction and enabling work for the new station on behalf of partners Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council.
The phase of the work includes set up of site welfare, earthworks, civils, modifications to track and signalling systems to facilitate the main construction phase of the new facility.
A new railway station will connect rail services to a new development and a new arena.
An article on the BBC website says South Gloucestershire Council has granted planning permission for a new North Filton Station.
The station will connect rail services to the new development, named Brabazon, as well as visitors to the new arena.
Eurostar has unveiled its new brand identity complete with a logo, symbol and name: Eurostar.
An article on City A.M. says the high-speed rail line’s regeneration includes bringing in French-Belgian high-speed train operator Thalys and Eurostar under one company name, the Eurostar Group.
Announcing the move on Tuesday, all of its 51 trains will carry a new star symbol by the end of the year, inspired by l’Etoile du Nord which linked Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
More evidence has emerged of a long-lost 19th-century railway on a Gwynedd beach. At low tide, submerged iron wheels and axles are occasionally revealed off Barmouth in an area where the remains of a narrow-gauge track have been spotted.
An article on the North Wales Live website says for decades, the track and rolling stock have lain hidden beneath the sand on the beach’s northern end. It is thought that, in recent years, they have been slowly exposed by shifting sand patterns on a coastline that is constantly evolving.
Eighteen months ago, the discovery of sections of a narrow-gauge railway on the beach, seemingly leading out to sea, caused a minor sensation in the seaside town and beyond. Now, photos have confirmed the existence of associated rolling stock.
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