‘To be or not to be, that is the question’ – a line from Hamlet and given to the world by Stratford’s most famous son, William Shakespeare is a quote that would be apt in summarising events affecting Stratford-upon-Avon and its railway service and that came to a head 50 years ago between Easter and the beginning of May 1969.The story started around 1894 when the pressure and demand from businesses and the communities of Stratford-upon-Avon, Henley-in-Arden and Shirley led to the Birmingham and North Warwickshire & Stratford-upon-Avon Railway (BNW&SR) company being formed. This is why the railway between Stratford upon Avon and Birmingham via Henley in Arden is known as and called the North Warwickshire Line (NWL). In 1900 the GWR absorbed the BNW&SR. The work of building a railway between Tyseley Junction and Bearley Junction was awarded to C J Mills, a Henley contractor who began construction in 1905. In effect, the GWR completed an even bigger … [Read more...] about How one man’s bold act saved our railway line
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PUBLISHED: 10:19 30 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:20 30 April 2019 Jessica Frank-Keyes Sheringham train station and platform will remain closed until Thursday, May 16, after a fault was discovered with a batch of beams. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE Archant Norfolk 2015 The reopening of the new £1m railway platform at Sheringham station has been delayed after a fault was discovered. The platform, and the railway line from Sheringham to Cromer, was scheduled to reopen next week, on Monday, May 6, after being closed for more than a month while a new 80 metre platform, improved lighting, and a new shelter were installed.But due to a fault discovered with a batch of beams supplied as part of the replacement platform structure, Greater Anglia (GA) have said part of the project will not be ready on time.And normal service at the north Norfolk station will now not resume until Thursday, May 16.READ MORE: Sheringham Railway Station remains shut while new platform is … [Read more...] about Sheringham station £1m platform reopening delayed due to fault
With the Ultra-Low Emission Zone coming into force next month, Future London takes a closer look at the Mayor’s work on air quality so far. ULEZ The acronym on everybody’s lips, this “radical initiative” to cut air pollution in the capital will see nitrogen oxide emissions from road traffic in central London reduced by approximately 45 per cent at tailpipe in 2020. Starting in the congestion charge zone next month, it will expand to heavy goods vehicles London-wide in 2020 and to all cars up to the North and South Circular in October 2021. Vehicles that do not meet the Ulez standard will have to pay a charge of £12.50 per day, on top of the congestion charge. Chargers The Mayor has set aside £4.5 million under the Go Ultra Low City scheme to install 1,500 residential chargers across London boroughs by 2020. City Hall is now going through applications for rapid chargers in the capital, which can charge electric cars in as … [Read more...] about How is Sadiq Khan cleaning up London’s air?