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In The News | 6th June 2023 | Latest Rail News

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InTheNews: The latest rail news on Tuesday, 6th June 2023

The mayors of Manchester and London have urged ministers to invest in key stations in the cities to create “the best form of High Speed 2”.

An article on New Civil Engineer’s website says Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan demanded an underground through-station at Manchester Piccadilly as well as a terminus at London Euston to ensure fast connections from the north to the heart of the capital.


Burnham and Khan joined Manchester City Council leader Bev Craig and Camden Council chief Georgia Gould in writing to ministers demanding future-thinking investment in the two stations.

Eurostar’s Amsterdam routes face being suspended for nearly a year, due to upcoming station renovations.

An article in The Mirror says Dutch infrastructure secretary Vivianne Heijnen has warned that no Eurostar trains will be able to run to or from Amsterdam Centraal, the capital’s main station, from June 2024 until as late as May 2025, while it is renovated, media in the country reported.

A Eurostar spokesperson said: “We have received confirmation from the Dutch Government that Eurostar will not be able to run the Amsterdam-Route from June 2024 until April 2025.”

Rail Accident Investigation Branch has taken on an investigation of a runaway wagon from the Ministry of Defence’s Kineton Munitions Depot exchange sidings.

An article on Rail Advent says the incident took place on Thursday the 25th of May at around 9.10pm, when the empty wagon run away covering a distance of more than one mile, passing two farm crossings and a level crossing for a public road before coming to a stop shortly after.

Nobody was injured during the incident, however, damage was caused to a gate in the yard.

Camden Town Tube station has become the latest stop on the Underground network to receive 4G and 5G mobile coverage.

The upgrade means that around 10 per cent of Tube stations with platforms that are below ground, and therefore usually unable to get a mobile signal, are now connected.

Transport for London (TfL) is aiming to bring high-speed mobile coverage to the entire Tube network, as well as the Elizabeth line, by the end of 2024.

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