Network Rail is continuing preparations for completion of the £130 million resignalling at Bristol Temple Meads, with the station closed from March 30-April 4. Much of the attention will focus on testing and commissioning, but in the first three shifts of the project plain lining of two point ends will take place, in addition to installation of remaining structures and signals that could not be installed earlier owing to constraints imposed by old signals and track circuits.
Research conducted by the RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board) suggests that braking distances in low adhesion could be halved if improved sanders are adopted by train operators. Tests carried out at the Melton Mowbray Rail Innovation and Development Centre, using two Class 387 electric multiple units loaned by Great Western Railway, suggest that double variable rate sanders can offer a significant reduction in braking distances by applying more sand when braking at higher speeds.
Four years after storms closed the Exeter to Plymouth railway at Dawlish, the Peninsula Rail Task Force (PRTF) says the Government is “gambling with the region’s economy”, with no permanent solution to the resilience of the railway yet funded. PRTF Chairman Geoff Brown says the Government has yet to respond to the task force’s Closing the Gap 20-year plan for investment in the region’s rail network - 14 months after it was published and submitted in November 2016.
@RAIL@jruddy99 I hope you're wrong Nigel, but fear you're right. Small positive though: I find the Voyagers excruciating after more than a couple of hours (so that's W Cornwall to NTA then...) but I've not heard pax complaining about them. Maybe the new train bounce will stick. Really hope so.
@philatrail Well, at least they have something to look at - when I did @dailypolitics south west a few weeks ago all I had was a camera lens pointing at me in a broom cupboard in Truro. Mind you, they probably wish they hadn't had to look at me, but there you go!
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