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Plans to build a new train station at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) as part of a new rail link between the airport and East Coast Main Line (ECML) have been approved by the Department of Transport.
An article on Yorkshire Live says the plans will see platforms with the potential to be up to 150 meters long being built, beginning in just under two years. The building of the rail link is expected to improve transport efficiency in Sheffield.
The link would also mean better connections between Doncaster city and the TransPennine Trail. The details of the latest approvals were revealed by New Civil Engineer, and widely shared by Don Valley MP Nick Fletcher.
Plans have been approved for the National Railway Museum’s new building called Central Hall, which will transform this major attraction and herald the start of delivering the York Central development.
City of York Council’s planning committee approved the National Railway Museum’s reserved matters application at a meeting on Thursday 4th August.
The new development will help the museum realise its potential as the cultural heart of York Central and unite the museum for the first time.
Celebrations will mark a Victorian railway bridge’s restoration after more than five decades of dereliction.
An article on the BBC said Bennerley Viaduct, which runs between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, was in disrepair since 1968, and was the only UK structure on the 2020 World Monuments Watch list.
Repair works cost £1.7 million, with £560,000 coming from the Railway Heritage Trust.
The lord lieutenants of both counties will cut a ribbon to celebrate the year of its restoration.
The Victoria Line is the section of the London Underground which receives the most noise complaints, according to new City Hall data.
Figures obtained by the BBC reveal that the section of the line between King’s Cross St Pancras and Highbury and Islington has accrued 108 complaints since November 2016 – the highest of anywhere on the capital’s transport network.
West Finchley to Hendon Central on the Northern Line was in second place with 75 complaints.
In response Esther Sharples, Transport for London’s director of asset performance and capital delivery, told the BBC that minimising noise complaint was a “priority”.
Photo credit: National Railway Museum/ Feilden Fowles