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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Friday, 29th April 2022
Passengers are advised to plan ahead over the May Bank Holiday weekend as Network Rail works on two major projects to improve the railway.
The £160 million Victoria to Clapham and Balham resignalling scheme continues. No trains will run between East Croydon and London Victoria over all three days of the long weekend.
Overall, Network Rail is investing £70 million on 550 projects to upgrade the railway over the early May bank holiday.
Stadler, Beacon Rail and GB Railfreight have signed an agreement for the supply of 30 Class 99 bi-mode Co’Co’ locomotives including spare parts.
Following the success of the EURODUAL 6-axle locomotives in continental Europe, with about 100 units sold, Stadler is introducing this concept to the UK.
It has been described as representing a new generation of locomotives that offers rail operators many economic and environmental benefits and underscores Stadler’s green credentials.
Network Rail and the British Transport Police have announced that they are cracking down on thieves stealing metal cables in South Yorkshire.
The action is being taken after a series of daily offences in April.
Since April 2021, the theft of signalling cables, electric wires and metal equipment from locations including Rotherham, Sheffield and Aldwarke has cost the infrastructure owner more than £280,000.
Re-flow’s co-founder & managing director, Michael Saunders, has completed his 400-mile run to raise money for the prevention charity, PAPYRUS.
Over the past four weeks, Michael has run a 10-mile commute from his home in Cheriton Fitzpaine to the Re-flow offices in Exeter, Devon.
Undertaking this distance twice a day, he’s completed just under a full marathon every weekday, for four weeks in a row, which overall amounted to 400 miles and 40,000 feet of elevation.
Photo credit: Stadler