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The latest rail news on Thursday, 26th August 2021


The height of Scotland’s most struck bridge is to be raised with work set to start this month.

The Network Rail and North Lanarkshire Council project will see the bridge deck on Bellside Bridge at Cleland replaced.

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The railway bridge, over the A73, is the most frequently struck bridge in Scotland and the seventh most struck in the UK.


Transport for Wales (TfW) is asking the public to take part in a survey that will help future transport planning following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new survey covers a number of different aspects of public transport that have been impacted by the pandemic, including people’s travel patterns, their future plans, and how they would like to purchase and use tickets.

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Repairs to the UK’s highest railway have been hit by fresh problems.

The Cairngorm funicular has been closed since September 2018 due to structural problems.

Its owners, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, had hoped the funicular would be available early next year, but it said COVID, a shortage of materials and blizzards had caused delays.

It said the planned timescale had now been pushed to the second half of 2022.


A tiny kitten has been taken for veterinary treatment after it was found abandoned on a train at Birmingham New Street station.

The defenceless feline was spotted by staff on a CrossCountry service on Tuesday night.

Concerned station staff cared for the kitten throughout the night and took it to a vet this morning to be checked over.

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Photo credit: Network Rail

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