Posted 24th November 2023 | 1 Comment

Friday briefing: Green light for Castleford

The Office of Rail and Road has approved Castleford station, which has been rebuilt and is due to open soon. The ORR has worked with Network Rail to make sure that the station meets the required standards. The station’s second platform has been rebuilt and will be reopened. A new footbridge with lifts has also been installed. Each of these elements, as well as lighting and signage, were inspected.

Bridge completed

HS2 has completed the last section of earthworks that will carry East West Rail between Oxford and Cambridge over the new high speed line near Calvert in Buckinghamshire. Contractors have built two bridges, one underpass and 3.4km of adjacent earthworks for EWR where the two projects intersect.

Contracts awarded

Network Rail has awarded several contracts worth a total of £61.5 million for the East Kilbride Enhancement Project. The contractors are Story Contracting, AmcoGiffen, SPL Powerlines, Siemens, Rail Systems Alliance Scotland and WSP. Electrification of 22.4 single track kilometres can now go ahead.

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  • Peter Sellers, Leesa

    Good News of new platform at Castleford long overdue