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Martin Frobisher - Articles and news items

Major investment in Manchester’s railway this Christmas

Rail industry news / 14 November 2013 /

“This project represents a significant investment in the railway in Manchester and in conjunction with the Northern Hub…”

Easier Access for passengers at Carlisle

Rail industry news / 30 September 2013 /

“These vital improvements to Carlisle station will make life easier for everyone to use the train…”

Major investment for Southport-Wigan route

Rail industry news / 24 July 2013 /

Passengers travelling between Southport and Wigan will soon benefit from more reliable journeys…

£100m investment signals new start for Nottingham

Issue 6 2012 / 29 November 2012 /

It is not often in the life of a Route Managing Director that you get to install a whole new track layout through a major station, but between September 2012 and December 2013, Nottingham’s railway station will be rebuilt complete with a new £100 million track layout and resignalling scheme.

Another scheme, which will finish later, will see the city’s tram network extended and a station built over the top – the first major work to be completed on the station since it was built in 1903.

Nottingham, like so many other places across Europe, has seen its railway infrastructure shrink over the last half century. It once hosted two central main line stations (Victoria and Midland), plus two others run by the Great Northern. They all closed – with Victoria the last to go in 1967.

For many years, the five platforms of the former Midland station were able to cope with traffic, but now with steady growth in rail traffic we have a new challenge.

£100m investment signals new start for Nottingham

Rail industry news / 19 July 2012 /

The railway infrastructure in Nottingham stands on the brink of big changes…

Record speed on Midland main line

Rail industry news / 3 July 2012 /

Network Rail and East Midlands Trains have operated a diesel train at 125mph for the first time on the Midland main line…