Upgraded Fareham-Eastleigh railway reopens to passengers with smoother, more reliable journeys

Network Rail engineers have successfully completed a vital upgrade of the railway between Fareham and Eastleigh in Hampshire to provide a more reliable train service for passengers

Botley Tapnage tunnel

Between Saturday 23 and Saturday 30 May, engineers replaced just under a mile of single-line track on the line which forms part of the route from London to Portsmouth via Basingstoke. The team also took advantage of the closure by carrying out some general maintenance work to the points and rails.

The line reopened to South Western Railway passengers on the morning of Saturday 30 May.

Track renewals Botley

Engineers worked for 10,000 hours in shifts to fit new track, concrete sleepers and to lay ballast – that supports the track – and conductor rail which carries power to the trains.

A ‘New Track Construction’ train which uses a continuous, automated process was used to quickly lay sleepers (up to 10 per minute) align and secure rails into place was used on the section of track near the Tapnage tunnel between Fareham and Botley.

Once the track and sleepers are laid, a train called a tamper consolidates the ballast and also positions the track so it is straight and level.  The rails are then stressed and tested before passenger trains can run.

By using much more durable materials, the track will last longer and require less maintenance in the future.

Track renewals Botley

Mark Killick, Network Rail Wessex route director said: “We’ve now completed the rail upgrade on the Eastleigh to Fareham line which will provide a more reliable railway and better journeys for passengers.

“I’d like to thank those unable to work from home for their patience during the works and also praise our railway heroes who adopted new practices and worked tirelessly to hand back the railway on time.”

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Trains back on track after major repairs to storm ravaged Cumbrian Coast line

Trains have started running on the Cumbrian Coast line again after three consecutive storms forced the railway to close earlier this year.

Northern services have resumed on the line from today (Monday 1 June) after Network Rail completely replaced a railway bridge damaged beyond repair at Parton by Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge in March.

For the last 11 weeks the railway between Whitehaven and Workington has been closed so that the bridge could be made safe and reliable again.

Network Rail teams have now successfully replaced the damaged underpass beneath the railway, strengthened the sea wall and re-laid the track.

While trains can now run on the line between Workington and Whitehaven, Network Rail teams expect to be on site for four more weeks to finish work to improve fencing and landscaping in the surrounding area.

Phil James, route director for Network Rail’s North West Route, said: “The scale of the storm damage on the railway at Parton was significant, and I’m pleased that the Cumbrian Coast line is now available for essential passenger and freight services.

“Our teams have worked tremendously hard over the last 11 weeks to get the railway back up and running, and the upheaval that Covid-19 has caused in that time makes the focus and teamwork demonstrated by colleagues all the more impressive.”

While the railway was closed, work on sea defences scheduled for later this year was brought forward to minimise future disruption to passengers and freight.

More than 36,000 tonnes of rock armour has been installed to protect the exposed section of coastal railway and mean more reliable journeys in the future.

Later in June, the line between Millom and Sellafield will be closed for 9 days due to planned work to renew the track at Eskmeals, near Ravenglass for Eskdale station.

Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “It’s great to be able to welcome our customers back onto trains along the whole of the Cumbrian Coast. Network Rail has done a fantastic job in not only repairing the damage, but also making improvements to the existing infrastructure.

“Our customers have already shown remarkable patience while the work was completed, but I ask them to please continue to be understanding as we work through the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

“Though our trains have returned, capacity on those trains is significantly reduced as we try to help people socially distance while travelling.

“Only essential journeys should be made by rail and I am asking everyone to consider if their journey is absolute necessary and, if not, please leave spaces for those who have to travel.”

Passengers should continue following Government guidelines around the use of public transport, and only travel if they have to.

People making such journeys should visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for the most up-to-date travel information.

Brighton Main Line passengers urged to have their say on major upgrade proposals and other news

Passengers travelling on Brighton Main Line and the lines that feed into it are being asked to provide feedback on major proposals to unblock the railway bottleneck at Croydon and provide more reliable, more frequent and faster services.

East Croydon station

The proposals include plans to build extra tracks in the Croydon area, more platforms at an expanded and modernised East Croydon station and a series of new railway flyovers and dive-unders to replace the current congested junctions where lines from the south coast, Sussex and Surrey meet those from London Victoria and London Bridge.

From 1 June, passengers will be able to view the proposals online and speak with the project team via an online chat facility at networkrail.co.uk/Croydon, and a dedicated consultation hotline. Feedback will be used to shape the final designs and construction programme.

The live chat facility will be available from Monday 1 June until Sunday 28 June at the following times:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 10:00 – 15:00

Wednesday – 16:00 – 20:00

The hotline is available from Monday 1 June until Friday 17 July at the following times:

Monday to Wednesday – 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00 

Thursday – 18:00 – 20:00

Saturday – 10:00 – 12:00

The railway in the Croydon area is the among the busiest, most congested and most complex anywhere in the country, with 30 per cent more trains and passengers travelling through it each day than King’s Cross and Euston stations combined. Despite the current reduction in passengers travelling, Network Rail believes the vast majority of the 300,000 passengers who travel on the line each day will return.

John Halsall, Network Rail managing director, southern region, said: “These are clearly challenging times for the country and the rail industry, but we know that a safe, reliable and punctual railway will remain absolutely vital to the region and the country’s economy.

“That is why we must continue to plan for the long term and progress proposals to unblock the Croydon bottleneck and remove the single greatest constraint on train punctuality and capacity on the Brighton Main Line.

“Please get involved in the consultation, view the proposals and don’t miss the opportunity to share your views.”

Councillor Tony Newman, leader, London Borough of Croydon said: “As a major transport hub and destination in the south east and as one of London’s growth boroughs, it is vital Croydon has the rail and transport infrastructure in place to support its evolution.

“These enhancements are desperately needed and will significantly improve travel for Croydon residents and those working in and visiting our town centre, so I am pleased this important scheme is progressing in spite of the current challenges.”

Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital, said: “Every train journey whether for business or pleasure in our region depends on enhancements along the Brighton Mainline which is fundamental to our economy. The Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme is a robust plan which has been recommended by Network Rail which we strongly support. I would urge you to view the proposals and respond to the consultation online.”

Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, said: “I welcome this next step in a crucial redevelopment of the Brighton Mainline. Not only is this project a huge boost for Croydon and it’s commuters but one that has the potential to effect the journeys of millions. I look forward to seeing the project move forward as quickly as possible”.

Steve White, Chief Operating Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway which operates Southern and Thameslink trains through the station, said: “This is one of the busiest stretches of railway in the country and a huge constraint on our service.

These improvements would make a massive difference to our passengers by reducing delays and boosting capacity and I urge people to take part in the consultation.”

Sarah Jones MP, Croydon Central, said: “East Croydon station is vital to so many of my constituents and I know that they will be happy to see these plans take shape – I certainly am. Investment in Croydon’s rail infrastructure has been a long-time coming and the reduced travel times into London, extra platforms and additional lines that are proposed here would be a very welcome development.

“I’m glad that at this time of great uncertainty, we’re able to look forward to Croydon’s continued growth.”

What is Network Rail proposing?

  • An expanded and enhanced East Croydon station

A rebuilt station with two additional platforms, a larger concourse with improved facilities for passengers and better connections with the town centre and other transport links, supporting the ongoing regeneration of Croydon.

  • Selhurst triangle remodelling

Remodelling the complex railway junctions north of Croydon, building new viaducts, bridges and dive-unders to separate the tracks as they cross each other. This means trains will no longer have to wait at a red signal for others to pass.

  • Lower Addiscombe road / Windmill Bridge reconstruction

The bridge over the railway would be rebuilt, with an increased span, to provide space for three additional tracks.

First public consultation 2018

Network Rail previously sought feedback on its proposals 2018, with more than 90 per cent of respondents indicating they were in favour of the scheme. Feedback collected as part of the first phase of public consultation has been considered and factored into current designs.

To deliver the proposals Network Rail would need to obtain powers to work outside the railway boundary through a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO). Network Rail is currently in the process of preparing an application for these powers, referred to as the East Croydon to Selhurst Junction Capacity Enhancement Scheme (‘the Scheme’). 

The consultation with local communities and rail passengers is a key part of that process. Following the second public consultation, feedback will be reviewed and appropriate changes made to designs before submitting the TWAO application.

Network Rail announces reopening date of Bromham Road bridge for motorists

Region & Route: London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail has announced that Bromham Road bridge in Bedford will reopen to motorists on Tuesday, 9 June following its closure to allow major improvement work to take place as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

Network Rail announces date for reopening of Bromham Road bridge for motorists

The road has been closed since June 2019 to allow Network Rail to carry out a major project to demolish and rebuild the structure at a raised height to provide a safe distance for newly installed overhead line equipment to pass beneath the structure. This work was vital to enable the line from London to Kettering and Corby via Bedford to be electrified as part of a £1.5billion project to improve the railway.

Network Rail opened the footpath on the south side of the bridge for pedestrians in April, as well as temporarily opening half of one carriageway to cyclists. From Tuesday, 9 June, the pavements on both sides of the bridge will also open.

Although the majority of the work to the bridge is now complete, there is still a small amount of work, such as removing a temporary scaffold bridge and final utilities work, left to complete. Some of this work is planned to take place overnight in July, meaning there may be further overnight road closures. During this time, a clearly signposted diversionary route for motorists and cyclists will be in place and pedestrian access will be maintained. Spencer Road will remain closed until August to allow final work to the embankment to take place.

All of this work is part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade, which is the biggest investment into the line since its construction in the Victorian era. The work will bring significant benefits for all users of the route, including more seats for passengers and a more reliable railway.

Bromham Road bridge as it currently is – Open for cyclists and pedestrians

Gavin Crook, Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail, said: “The work at Bromham Road bridge is a key part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade, which is a major project which will bring significant benefits for passengers.

“We know that this work has caused some disruption for those living in the area, so we are delighted to be able to announce the reopening of the bridge for motorists. There is still some work left to complete and we will work hard to keep the impact of this work to a minimum. We’d like to thank residents for their continued patience whilst we carry out the final stages of work to the bridge.”

Signalling upgrades lift the barrier to quicker and safer level crossings on the East Suffolk rail line

Axle Counters Suffolk fitting

Region & Route: Anglia

Works have been completed along the 49 mile East Suffolk line to install essential new equipment, making level crossings safer and reducing barrier downtime for all in the Suffolk area.

Network Rail has installed axle counters at 27 sites along the line between Ipswich and Lowestoft, connected by over 15 miles of new cabling. An axle counter is a part of the signalling system that detects whether a train is occupying a section of track between two points. Signallers use this to operate the barriers at the level crossings.

Axle Counters

The new system will give signallers better insight into train positions in those sections of track, allowing them to make more informed decisions, improving safety at level crossings. This will also reduce the length of time the level crossing barrier is down, meaning shorter waiting times for motorists and pedestrians.

Anglia Level crossing

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “Our priority is to run a safe and reliable rail network and teams have been carrying out crucial work to make necessary improvements. The upgrade of this vital part of the signalling system makes the operation of level crossings safer and more efficient, benefiting passengers, motorists and pedestrians across Suffolk.”

Work was carried out over four months at night and over two weekends to minimise disruption for those who needed to make essential journeys.

Westfield Level crossing

New lease of life for Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe railway station

Region & Route: London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail has announced that major work to refurbish the Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe railway station will begin next week.

New lease of life for Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe station

From Monday, 8 June, Network Rail will begin work on a £290,000 investment to refurbish the footbridge, including work to strengthen the bridge, as well as cleaning and repainting it. This work will not take place at the station, instead, the footbridge will be lifted out in sections and the upgrades will take place off-site. The newly refurbished bridge will then be reinstalled at the station.

As the footbridge is listed, all of the work will be carried out in a way which preserves its heritage. Once complete, the project will restore the footbridge to its former glory, enhance the look and feel of the station and improve passenger experience.

To allow the work to take place safely, the footbridge will need to close from Monday, 8 June. The project is planned to take three months, with the footbridge set to reopen in early September. Whilst the footbridge is closed, access to both platforms at Prudhoe railway station will be available via the pedestrian footpath over the level crossing.

The work to upgrade the footbridge is being carried out in line with the latest Public Health England Guidance in relation to Covid-19. Passengers are reminded to continue to follow the Government’s advice on public transport use and to avoid using it where possible. Those who must travel by railway are urged to follow the guidance on social distancing, carry hand sanitiser and wear a face covering if possible.

Paul Rutter, Route Director for Network Rail’s East Coast Route, said: “The work we are doing at Prudhoe railway station will make sure that this historic footbridge can be enjoyed for generations to come.

“The project does mean there will be temporary changes in how people move around the station, and we’re sorry for any disruption which this causes.

“We’d like to thank all those impacted for their patience whilst we work to restore the bridge and give it some much needed TLC.”       

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham, said: “I am delighted that the local community in Prudhoe will benefit from this further investment in the station.  I am committed to seeing continued improvements along the Tyne Valley line and this work at Prudhoe station to refurbish the footbridge is really good news.”

Tony Baxter, Regional Director at Northern, said: “It’s great to see such a vital part of the history of Prudhoe railway station being restored to its former glory. Not only will the work being carried out by Network Rail give the bridge a new lease of life, it will also give our customers a safe and secure way of access all parts of the station for many years.”

County Cllr Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, said: “I am delighted with the planned major investment to Prudhoe station, not only will it benefit the local passengers but also support our plans for improving the tourism offer for the whole area.”

Essential work for Glasgow Queen Street station

Region & Route: Scotland

Network Rail is carrying out essential work at Glasgow Queen Street from today (June 1) to increase the space available for passengers and the public at the station.

Queen Street Exterior

For the next two weeks, a small number of staff will be on-site completing surfacing work in what will be the public areas outside the station, on Dundas and West George streets.

The works are being carried out to increase the circulation space for customers and improve physical distancing.

The works have been fully risk-assessed in line with public health guidelines and staff will be wearing PPE at all times.

The main construction works at Queen Street remain paused as part of the wider lockdown strategy and are not recommencing at this time.

The project team is currently reviewing the programme for completing the redevelopment and Network Rail will confirm a revised completion date once the lockdown on construction sites is lifted. 

Network Rail is working closely with Transport Scotland, ScotRail and Glasgow City Council to complete these works as quickly as possible for passengers and to help keep the public safe while using Scotland’s Railway. 

Tommy McPake, Network Rail programme manager for Queen Street, said: “The work we are undertaking will help to create more space for the public outside Queen Street in anticipation of an increase in passenger flows when we start to ease out of lockdown.

“We have carefully assessed the activities we are carrying out and will have only a small number of staff on-site while we deliver this essential work.

“We would ask the public to maintain a safe two-metre distance from staff working on site and remind people that they should only be travelling by train for essential journeys.”

From railway control centre, to blue-light emergency ambulance crew volunteer: Tom’s story

Celebrating volunteers during National Volunteers’ Week: Meet Tom Abbott who works for GTR and is a volunteer emergency ambulance crew member.

For the last three months, a Govia Thameslink Railway worker has been giving up his own time to volunteer as an emergency ambulance crew member after answering a call for help during the pandemic.

Prior to joining GTR, Tom Abbott had been a Sergeant and advanced police medic with the British Transport Police, and before that he had worked as an emergency medical technician for North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Given his background, the Londoner was able to answer a call for returning qualified staff to join London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) on frontline emergency ambulances following a surge in demand due to Covid-19.

Tom, who is GTR’s Head of Network Operations at Three Bridges Rail Operating Centre, said: “Once you’ve worked in the emergency services, you never lose your affinity with the teams you worked alongside. It’s a unique environment with a real shared sense of purpose and camaraderie, not unlike the railway. Given that I still had my blue-light driving and clinical skills, it was an easy decision to answer the call and do my bit to support my ex-colleagues and the wider public.”

Tom started volunteering for LAS in March and was initially driving intensive care ambulances on behalf of St George’s Hospital in Tooting, doing blue-light transfers for confirmed Covid-19 patients in ITU, alongside an ITU Retrieval Team (usually an anaesthetist, a consultant and a nurse). In this role, he was solely driving and had no clinical contact with those on board. The ambulance cab was airtight and completely locked off from the rear so as to remain ‘clean’.

In April, he did a refresher course with LAS and returned to crewing their frontline 999 ambulances, just like he used to, responding to any and every call you can think of, from cardiac arrests, to mental health incidents and road traffic collisions. In this role, he had access to the highest standard of personal-issue PPE.

So how does volunteering fit in with working on the railway? Tom said: “I’m lucky to have had absolute support from the directors and exec at GTR from the start. Fitting in volunteering isn’t easy, but I’ve used a combination of rest days and annual leave to fill ambulance shifts where required. Working shifts for GTR is a benefit, because I can work days, lates or nights with LAS depending on what I’m doing here.”

Lip-syncing railway colleagues smash fundraising target for NHS workers

Southern rail enforcement officers sport blue hair for NHS Charities Together – IMAGES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD BELOW

Dozens of Govia Thameslink Railway colleagues have been spreading some cheer by taking part in a fundraising Amarillo lip-syncing music video.

Organised by GTR’s Southern rail enforcement officers (REOs), colleagues in various roles across the network have been enthusiastically mouthing the lyrics to Tony Christie’s classic song.

In addition to this, the Southern REOs have also dyed their hair blue, held a fundraising darts match, planned a quiz night and intend to auction off pieces of artwork created by a colleague. After setting their target at £500, they have already raised nearly £1,600 for NHS Charities Together, which supports NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.

REO manager Wayne Harris, who has worked on the railway for 11 years, said: “The NHS have done so much for everyone and have always been the backbone of the country, and this is our way of showing support for everything they have done. Obviously as key workers, we take immense pride in getting them to work.”

Speaking of the fundraising, Wayne added: “We’ve tried to keep our activities fun and light-hearted to give people a smile through these difficult times. We thought we would do well if we got anywhere near £500, so to raise more than £1,500 is absolutely amazing. The support we have had has been great and I can’t believe how well the video has gone down.”

The colleagues were inspired by Peter Kay’s re-released version of Amarillo as a thank you to NHS workers when creating their video.

To support the REO team’s fundraising visit their JustGiving page here. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/southern-rail-enforcement-team1

To watch the video, go to https://youtu.be/ENb51V2cnSs

Volunteers engage communities and tackle loneliness through station adoption

A group of Beeston residents are sharing how volunteering at their local railway station has boosted their wellbeing.

The Friends of Beeston Station group is helping to raise awareness of East Midlands Railway’s Station Adoption Scheme as part of National Volunteers’ Week.

The group want to share how volunteering at their local railway station has made a difference to their lives.

Station adopters do a range of important roles: they make sure the station is welcoming; keep an eye out for any unusual activity; report any faults and issues; and maintain planters and gardens. They make a huge difference to every single passenger.

Beeston Station was adopted by the group in 2017 when they met with the shared purpose of wanting to improve access. However, it was the emotional impact of feeling part of a group of committed volunteers that has driven the team forward.

Sarah Hampton, the secretary of group, said being a station adopter has become very important to her after she realised that retirement could bring a lack of purpose with it.

She said: “I wouldn’t have identified myself as lonely or lacking connections when I retired four years ago, but I hadn’t really thought what endless unstructured time might be like – I need meaningful things to do.”

Sarah found the focus of being part of the station adoption group helped to turn things around.

She said: “I worked in social care for 35 years and realised I missed that sense of purpose and feeling of achievement. I thrive on projects and getting things done and so being part of the group gave me a focus and sense of status – it made me feel useful again. I’m not the only one. Many of our volunteers feel the same. Being part of the group has rekindled a sense of purpose for us all and has helped us to make new connections and friendships. It’s a lovely group to be part of”

The group has achieved a lot in the past three years. They have: upgraded the look and feel of the station as it had been neglected for some years; ensured essential maintenance has been done; worked with the local MP to get funding to improve access; and picked up litter and created new flower beds.

Sarah said she realised how much the group had engaged the community in their work when she forgot to pay for an item in a local shop.

She said: “I forgot one thing and went back to the till with it and explained to the shop assistant that I needed to pay for it, she replied, ‘Don’t worry love, if you try to shoplift we all know where to find you – down at Beeston Station.”

“It’s lovely doing something that makes a real difference to the local community and I would encourage others to think about adopting their local station.”

Trish Roberts -Thomson, who is the Chair of the group, said helping out at the station has enriched her life.

She said: “Friends of Beeston Station group is now a significant part of life, as are the new friends I’ve met and work with. I’ve probably had more laughs over gardening than I’ve had in my life before!”

Donna Adams, Community Engagement Manager at East Midlands Railway, said: “We love working with station adopters across our network and are very proud to have them as part of our team -they make a real difference to their communities.

“The Friends of Beeston Station are a great example of what a committed group can achieve and have made a real difference.”

Get involved

We welcome station adoption at the EMR-managed stations around the network. To see which stations we look after and more information visit our website www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/stationadoption

Willington WI share station adoption success

A group of volunteers from Willington WI have shared how adopting their local railway station has strengthened their community pride.

Willington WI is helping to raise awareness of East Midlands Railway’s Station Adoption Scheme as part of National Volunteers’ Week, which takes place 1-7 June every year.

The group want to share how volunteering at their local railway station has made a difference to their lives.

Station adopters do a range of important roles: they make sure the station is welcoming; keep an eye out for any unusual activity; report any faults and issues; and maintain planters and gardens. They make a huge difference to every single passenger.

Willington WI adopted the station in 2015 after seeing a poster asking for volunteers in their local post office.

The group now has ten members and over the past five years have completed several projects which have benefited their local station. These have included the installation of four large planters and fence planters, a flower border and developing a beleaguered dark corner plot into an area of colour and interest.

Their latest project in 2018 involved clearing and redesigning the area at the entrance of the station.

Volunteer Andrea Walkman said everyone in the group was very proud of how they had transformed the station.

She said: “We have worked hard to make it look more welcoming and these efforts were particularly special in 2018. Of course, it was the centenary year for the end of the World War One. As a result, we decided to meet as a small group to recognise the date.

“We chose to meet at the front of the station, and even though we had not advertised it, we were joined by more than 40 local people. It was very special.”

Andrea is sharing the group’s experiences to encourage others to adopt their local station.

She said: “It has been a very rewarding experience, and with the support of East Midlands Railway, we have achieved a lot and made a positive difference to our community.”

Another volunteer Janet Warner said: “Willington station is right in the centre of our village and easily seen by walkers, motorists, rail passengers and villagers alike. So, when I saw the appeal for station adopters, I felt this was something our WI could do to make our village better.”

While Val Shelton said she got a lot of satisfaction from seeing how people in the village had reacted to their efforts.

She said: “When rail passengers and villagers see our brightly coloured flower displays it puts a smile on their faces – that has been lovely to see.”

Donna Adams, Community Engagement Manager at East Midlands Railway, said: “We were delighted when Willington WI said it wanted to adopt its local station and they should be really proud of what they have achieved in the last five years.

“The team have made a real difference in improving the stations appearance and are a great example of how station adopters can improve their local community by volunteering on the scheme.”

Get involved

We welcome station adoption at the EMR-managed stations around the network. To see which stations we look after and more information visit our website www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk/stationadoption

20-year volunteer shares experiences to mark special week

A volunteer who has supported a charity for more than two decades is highlighting the benefits of giving up time for a good cause, as part of National Volunteers’ Week.

To mark the week, East Midlands Railway (EMR) employee Clive Yates has shared his experiences of volunteering for Lion Clubs International for the last 30 years.

The charity supports major projects that address diabetes, youth, the environment, hunger relief, childhood cancer and sight issues affecting communities throughout the world. It also has many local branches across the UK, which provide vital funds to local projects, helping to support some of the most vulnerable people in their regions.

Clive, who is a Service Delivery Manager for EMR, has been part of Vale of Belvoir Lions Club since 1998.

“The key thing that surprised me about volunteering, and continues to do so, is that even a little gesture, a little a bit of help, can make a big difference to someone’s life,” said Clive.

“The Vale of Belvoir Lions are a small group but over the years it has been great to be involved with them and contribute to the impact they have had on our local area. During my time with them, we have supported so many deserving projects.

“Recently, we have supported Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in Loughborough, as well as a Children’s Bereavement Centre. But these are just two of the many local and highly deserving charities that are on our doorstep in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire that do great work.”

Clive said his main volunteering duties were working with other Lion members to organise and hold fundraising events – with the two biggest being their annual Bonfire Night and Santa’s Sleigh event. The Vale of Belvoir Lions has also helped one of its local railway stations at Bottesford by supporting efforts to improve its community rail garden.

Clive said: “The events we put on take a lot of work to organise but are always worth it, especially when you see everyone having such a good time, and of course, the money raised enables us to provide help to deserving causes.

“If you are contemplating becoming a volunteer, don’t, just do it. It will help you develop personally and professionally, but also enables you to meet some great people.”

Become a volunteer

Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Volunteers’ Week is a great time to find out more. There are all kinds of volunteering roles out there, contributing to many different causes.

Volunteers’ Week is an ideal time to get chatting to organisations you’re interested in and find out more about their volunteering opportunities – more information can be found on its website https://volunteersweek.org/

Lions Clubs International More information about Lions International can be found here: https://lionsclubs.co/Public/

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ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

On The Cameras Tomorrow – 02/06/20

Tuesday 2nd June – MAINLINE CAMERAS

ALTRINCHAM CAMERA

BARKING CAMERAS

BEATTOCK CAMERA

02:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:00 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

BEDFORD CAMERA

14:58 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 7Q20 Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane to Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot

BOLTON LE SANDS CAMERA (freightmaster.net)

01:18 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:07 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

BUSHBURY JUNCTION CAMERA

00:16 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Derby Rtc Serco

01:31 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 1Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Derby Rtc Serco

CAMDEN JUNCTION CAMERAS

 – CAMERA 1 (Euston/WCML)

07:43 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

08:58 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5M16 Euston to Wembley Inter City Depot

19:23 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled ECS move – 5S95 Wembley Inter City Depot to Euston

21:20 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 2 (Primrose Hill/Freight)

CHESTERFIELD CAMERAS (Hasland/Chesterfield Sth Jn)

02:28 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Derby Rtc Serco

CLITHEROE CAMERA

CRAMLINGTON CAMERA

CREWE CAMERAS (crewehc.org)

 – CAMERA 1

13:46 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0Z93 Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot to Wembley Inter City Depot

22:51 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0K06 Wembley European Freight Operations Centre to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

 – CAMERA 2

05:33 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

23:50 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 3

05:33 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

13:46 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0Z93 Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot to Wembley Inter City Depot

22:51 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0K06 Wembley European Freight Operations Centre to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

23:50 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

 – CAMERA 4

05:31 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

18:43 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0M88 Crewe Basford Hall Ssn to Ditton O’connor Sidings Freightliner

23:51 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

DAGENHAM (BECONTREE) CAMERA

DAWLISH BEACH CAMERAS (dawlishbeach.com)

 – DAWLISH CAMERAS

 – DAWLISH WARREN CAMERA

DONCASTER CAMERA (www.socotec.co.uk)

00:18 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Derby Rtc Serco

01:00 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail NMT test train – 1Qxx Heaton Traction & Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot to Derby Rtc Serco

01:41 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0V94 Doncaster Wood Yard Civil Engineer’s Sidings to Tyne Sorting Siding

DOVEY JUNCTION/DYFI OSPREY PROJECT CAMERA (https://www.dyfiospreyproject.com)

FARINGTON JUNCTION CAMERA

00:46 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

FLITWICK CAMERA   

15:08 – GB Railfreight diesel hauled ECS move – 7Q20 Derby Adtranz Litchurch Lane to Ilford Electric Multiple Unit Depot e

GRATELEY CAMERA (facebook.com/grateleytrains/)

LEYLAND CAMERA

00:42 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:44 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

NEWBURY CAMERA (icn-ltd.com)

PETERBOROUGH CAMERAS (railworld.org.uk)

 – CAMERA 1

10:06 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0L61 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to March Up Yard Gbrf

17:58 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0L83 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to March Up Yard Gbrf

 – CAMERA 2

10:06 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0L61 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to March Up Yard Gbrf

17:58 – GB Railfreight light engine move (Diesel) – 0L83 Peterborough Maintenance Shed Gb Railfreight to March Up Yard Gbrf

PORTSMOUTH CAMERA 

PRESTON CAMERA

01:03 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

04:25 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

SANQUHAR CAMERA (sanquharstation.co.uk)

SETTLE to CARLISLE LINE CAMERAS (foscl.org.uk)

 – HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE CAMERA 

03:40 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Carlisle

 – KIRKBY STEPHEN CAMERA

04:27 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Carlisle

 – RIBBLEHEAD CAMERAS

03:49 – Colas Rail diesel hauled Network Rail test train – 3Qxx Derby Rtc Serco to Carlisle

SHREWSBURY ABBEY FOREGATE CAMERA (beachifa.co.uk)

SLOUGH CAMERAS

ST BEES CAMERA

THANKERTON CAMERA

02:05 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

03:22 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

TODMORDEN CAMERA

UPHALL CAMERA

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE CAMERA

WATFORD CAMERA

07:30 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1M16 Inverness to Euston

12:43 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q86 Long Marston Mod to Eastleigh Works Brml Head Quarters

13:46 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q72 Old Dalby to Willesden Traction Maintenance Depot 

14:07 – Rail Operations Group diesel hauled ECS move – 5Q73 Worksop Down Yard to Old Oak Depot

17:24 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0Z93 Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot to Wembley Inter City Depot

20:03 – DB Cargo light engine move (Electric) – 0K06 Wembley European Freight Operations Centre to Crewe Electric Traction Maintenance Depot

21:35 – Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 hauled Highland Sleeper – 1S25 Euston to Inverness

21:52 – Colas Rail operated Network Rail 950001 test train – 2Q08 Derby Rtc Serco to Ferme Park Reception Sidings

YORK CAMERAS

 – NORTH (SKELTON JN) CAMERAS

02:30 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0V94 Doncaster Wood Yard Civil Engineer’s Sidings to Tyne Sorting Siding

 – ROC CAMERA 1 (Station) (networkrail.co.uk

02:26 – Freightliner light engine move (Diesel) – 0V94 Doncaster Wood Yard Civil Engineer’s Sidings to Tyne Sorting Siding

 – ROC CAMERA 2 (Avoider) (networkrail.co.uk)

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.

Tuesday 2nd June – HERITAGE RAILWAY CAMERAS

LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY

(llangollen-railway.co.uk (stationholiday.co.uk)) 

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://llangollenrailway.charitycheckout.co.uk/cf/covid-19-appeal

NENE VALLEY RAILWAY

(nvr.org.uk)  

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis.

ROMNEY, HYTHE & DYMCHURCH RAILWAY

(rhdr.org.uk)

Home of the Railcam Rambler

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.rhdr.org.uk/special-events/temporary-closure-update/

SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY 

(southdevonrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/2020/03/17/all-sdr-train-services-temporarily-suspended/

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY 

(spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/article.php/87/spa-valley-railway-railway-closed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

SWANAGE RAILWAY

(swanagerailway.co.uk)

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://swanagerailway.co.uk/news/detail/coronavirus-update

TALYLLYN RAILWAY

(talyllyn.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.talyllyn.co.uk/covid-19-update

WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

(west-somerset-railway.co.uk

Closed until further notice due to COVID-19 crisis – https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/news/detail/west-somerset-railway-has-decided-it-has-to-postpone-the-first-running-services-of-the-season

There is no guarantee that the services listed above will run, at the time of posting these are believed to be correct.