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The British government should fund a new railway line from Glasgow Central to Glasgow airport and name it the Union Line as part of a raft of measures to “unleash the power of the Union”, a think tank has recommended.

More Merseyrail station upgrades revealed ahead of new Stadler trains

MERSEYRAIL have revealed the latest phase of upgrade works set to take place ahead of the introduction of the new fleet of Stadler trains in 2020.

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  • Rail network will do better in the next heatwaveThis summer has been a miserable one for many rail passengers. We saw not only record high temperatures across the UK but also widespread disruption on our railways. Core parts of the network did not cope in the extreme heat, and as an industry we struggled to get passengers the information they really needed in order to reach their destinations. I am really sorry for the disruption that people suffered.

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  • Network Rail presses DfT for enhancement pipelineNetwork Rail bosses have expressed concerns over the lack of a detailed enhancements pipeline. In February last year, when the funding for CP6 was announced, £10.1bn was earmarked for the design, development and delivery of enhancement projects. However, despite CP6 starting in April this year, a pipeline of projects has yet to be announced.
  • HS2 and council clash over Colne Valley viaduct ‘uncertainty’High Speed 2 Ltd (HS2 Ltd) and the Chiltern District Council & South Bucks District Council (CDC&SBDC) have clashed over the financial viability of the Colne Valley viaduct, latest HS2 board papers reveal.

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