Steam locomotive 45562 Alberta to haul Preston to Derby tour this Sunday

Steam locomotive LMS Jubilee No. 45699 Galatea, in the disguise of 45562 Alberta, will be on the mainline this Sunday, 24th October 2021, as it heads to Derby as part of a railtour from Preston.
UK

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Transport for Wales continues work on South Wales Metro

UK
The line between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil will be shut from Saturday 23 October to Wednesday 27 October to make the major plans by Transport for Wales (TfW) a reality in developing the South Wales Metro.

Aurizon agrees to buy OneRail Australia

Aurizon
Queensland based rail freight operator Aurizon has reached agreement to acquire One Rail Australia from funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management.

Train operator Northern looks for volunteers to adopt Greater Manchester stations

UK
Northern is searching for volunteers to adopt their local stations in the Greater Manchester area.

Design tender for Lisbon Cintura and North line modernisations launched

Europe
INFRASTRUCTURE Portugal has issued an international tender to complete the design and environmental studies to quadruple the Lisbon Roma/Areeiro – Braço de Prata section of the Cintura Line, as well as modernise the Braço de Prata – Sacavém section of the North Line, as part of the 2030 National Investment Programme (PNI). The contract is worth €9.4m.

Staffordshire rail workers rescue baby swans after they found way onto track

UK
Track workers in Staffordshire have rescued two baby swans who lost their mother and found their way onto the railway.

UP Expecting ‘Solid’ Financial Finish for 2021

USA
Business volumes for the three months ending Sept. 30, 2021, as measured by total revenue carloads, were flat compared with last year—with bulk up 4%, industrial up 14% and premium down 9%. But UP said it expects volume growth of 5% for full-year 2021.

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