Wednesday, 13 July 2016

New Bromsgrove Railway Station Finally Opens

UK Railway Station News




After a wait of over two years, Bromsgrove's new railway station, a £17.4 million joint project between Network Rail, Centro and Worcestershire County County, is finally open with the first train time-tabled at 06:20.


Originally built as a Midland Railway two-platform station in 1840, at the foot of the steep two-mile 1 in 37.7 Lickey Incline, the new station now features four platforms connected by a covered footbridge and lifts providing unrestricted access for all.

The new Bromsgrove station upgrade, which began in March 2014, also boasts a modern station building which includes toilets, ticket desk and a retail facility.

In 1838 when the plans for the original station were proposed, local business owners objected strongly to its building on the grounds that the noise and smoke would scare away customers and deter them from coming to the town centre.



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56 Class 390 Pendolino Trains To Be Repainted by Alstom

Class 390 Virgin Pendolino Trains




Angel Trains, one of the UK's leading train leasing companies since 1994, have contracted Alstom, who provide equipment and services for the railway sector, to repaint 56 Virgin Trains West Coast Main Line Class 390 Pendolino trains.


The repainting work , at a cost of 28m Euros, is expected to be completed by December 2019.

Each Pendolino train will take two weeks to paint at Alstom's new technology centre in Widnes, which is still under construction and expected to open in May 2017.

The 'tilting' Class 390 Pendolino electric trains, with a top speed of 140 mph, began service on the West Coast Main Line on the 23rd July 2002 replacing loco-hauled passenger services headed by locomotive classes - 86, 87 and 90.




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Photo of Class 67017 Arrow Diesel Locomotive at Leamington Spa

Class67017 , seen here in EWS livery, hauling a Chiltern Railways train, was photographed at Leamington Spa station . A number ...