CAF The construction company is to build a new factory at the Celtic Business Park in Newport (Mon).It will be capable of building tramcars, suburban or inter-city trains and high-speed trains.The revised layout extends to just before Copenhagen Tunnel through which there are still only four tracks.The whole area will be resignalled and it will be possible to handle the significant increase in long distance services planned for 2021.LIVERPOOL Lime Street station was closed on 7 and 8 January 2017 following the discovery of severe corrosion in a structure carrying the overhead wires over all four tracks leading into the station.
A £50m upgrade to the station had been completed recently and the fire was thought to be the result of arson.
GOSPEL OAK – BARKING Overground services are to resume along this route from 15 January 2018 with trains every fifteen minutes (twenty minutes during late evening).
The route had been closed for several months for electrification work and a number of civil engineering improvements.
LONDON BRIDGE Reconstruction of the London terminus was more or less completed by the end of 2017.
The massive new concourse was completed during a ten day closure of the station over the Christmas and New Year period and is as large as the Wembley football pitch.