Grand Central will not launch its planned North West route train service between Blackpool and London after COVID-19 rendered plans ‘unfeasible’.
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Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer of Structures and Material at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), outlines how RSSB is continuing to support innovative solutions to improve the lifecycles of bogies and wheelsets, funded by the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT).
Yorkshire-based train company, Grand Central, has been rated the passengers’ favourite in a national survey of rail users.
After suspending services on 30 March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic causing a drastic drop in passenger numbers, Grand Central has announced the extension of the suspension.
British open-access train operator, Grand Central, will use findings from the survey as it looks to shape a return to services following an initial two month ‘hibernation’ period which bosses will review during May 2020.
Britain's open-access passenger operator, Grand Central, will temporarily suspend all its train services from the end of Friday 3 April 2020, as coronavirus restrictions continue to affect passenger numbers.
Five trains and 24 coaches have been leased to Grand Central for operation on its new route between Blackpool North and London Euston.
The survey's results show that overall passenger satisfaction has increased, but passengers in various regions across the UK are still suffering from less than optimal performance.
As part of a £2.6 million investment programme, Grand Central have announced further details of eight station investment schemes.
A report has revealed that Britain’s rail industry is committed to delivering over 1,000 extra services a week for passengers and the introduction of 1,000 new carriages during 2020.
Grand Central's plans for new Blackpool to London route in 2020 have been confirmed and are expected to facilitate a in major boost for the local economy.
Passengers may soon be able to find out which carriages have available seats, and if the toilets are operational and vacant, before they board the train.
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The rail sector is changing at rapid pace with numerous innovative digital technologies now playing a crucial role in how tracks are run and maintained. Among these modern infrastructure changes, the development of rolling stock should not be overlooked – the comfort and performance of trains is just as important…