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November Newsletter

Update on November 16, 2012


NEW PLANNING WEBSITE - TUSP ARE DEVELOPING A NEW WEBSITE



It will be a free to use website that offers best practice tools and techniques for the Railway Community. Users will be able to download tools and techniques and also be able to share their planning experiences. Regular updates and news items will be available ensuring that you are updated by new tools and also events that may be of interest.


£100M BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS STATION UPGRADE ACCNOUNCED - BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS STATION IS TO BENEFIT FROM A £100M INVESTEMNT BY THE END OF 2020



Temple Mead Station will be redeveloped into a world-class railway hub, after there was a 46% in passengers using the station in the last year. Two unused platforms will be opened up for new-electrified trains to operate between Bristol and London, on the side of the station building a new entrance will be built and the current approach will become a public square. Works to the Wells Road enabling access to the diesel depot site, bridges to improve pedestrian and cycle access to the zone, junction improvements enabling rapid transit access direct to Temple Quarter and an anti-clockwise city centre loop. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: This is a fantastic station and there has been a big increase in demand for rail travel in recent years. It is fantastic that such a great city as Bristol is going to get a facility to match its aspirations.


NUNEATION NORTH CHORD OPENED - A NEW FREIGHT LINE HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN OPENED, LINKING NUNEATON - FELIIXSTOWE ROUTE TO THE WEST COAST MAIN LINE.



The £28.3m project saw 0.9 miles of new track laid to allow trains to travel through Nuneaton station without affecting passenger services, reducing disruption and improving reliability. The project is part of a long-term investment programme on the Nuneaton - Felixstowe route, which aims to reduce up to 750,000 lorries from the roads each year by 2030.

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