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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Thursday, 25th May 2023
The government has announced that passengers across the north are set to benefit from fewer delays and more reliable trains thanks to a £72 million package in Manchester.
At Manchester Victoria Station, Rail Minister Huw Merriman revealed the latest of 4 infrastructure upgrades to improve day-to-day journeys for passengers across the region while supporting productivity and economic growth.
The funding will deliver a third platform at Salford Crescent station and track improvement work across north Manchester to help reduce delays, bottlenecks and station overcrowding, meaning passengers will enjoy more comfortable and reliable journeys.
Manchester Victoria Station will also benefit from extra entry and exit points to platforms, making it easier for passengers to travel through the station during busier periods.
An £18 million plan to shorten train journey times between Nottingham and Lincoln has been drawn up.
An article on the BBC website says regional transport group Midlands Connect wants the government to fund improvements to the line between the cities.
Under its proposals, the speed of most trains on the rail corridor would be increased from 50mph (80km/h) to 75mph (120km/h).
A new £20 million railway station will welcome its first guests later before it formally opens this weekend.
An article on the BBC website says Reading Green Park station, south-west of the Berkshire town, is close to sites being developed for businesses and more than 1,100 new homes.
It will be served by half-hourly trains between Reading and Basingstoke in Hampshire.
Local politicians and rail bosses will view the station before it opens to the public on Saturday.
Network Rail has secured planning permission for the construction of the new Cameron Bridge station as part of the Levenmouth Rail Link project.
Located southeast of Windygates just off the A915, Cameron Bridge station will have 125 car parking spaces with provision for electric vehicle charging, accessible spaces and cycle storage.
It will have a bus stop and turning circle and will connect to local communities via new footpaths. It will also connect to Methilhill via a new bridge over the river to the south.
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