Culham: A museum has been set up in the main building of the Didcot- Banbury line station. It is open to visitors by appointment ( www.culhamstation.co.uk).
Portway: Construction has begun on the new £ 2.23 million park- and- ride station near Avonmouth. It will take two years to complete.
Radstock: The North Somerset Railway group is negotiating with Railway Paths for joint use of the formation into the town from Great Elm, near Frome. Taunton: There is no prospect of a regular passenger service over the West Somerset Railway to Minehead, because Somerset County Council says it cannot currently afford a detailed feasibility study.
Alnwick: The Aln Valley Railway has laid half a mile of track towards Alnmouth, some of it on the formation of the former North Eastern route. Its next targets are to double the length of running line by reaching Cawledge Viaduct, and then create a runround loop and platform at Greenrigg.
Barnard Castle: A dispute with a farmer over the price demanded for a short section of the former railway route to Bishop Auckland has halted work on its conversion into a walking route. A compulsory purchase order may now be imposed to secure it. The second phase of the South West Durham Heritage Corridor Project, also known as the Teesdale Rights of Way Improvements, it follows the success of the Pethrow- Cockfield Fell section opened in 2015.
Leeds: The cost of converting the mile- long Holbeck Viaduct ( last used in 1988) into a walkway has been estimated at £ 2 million. Work could start in 2023.
Pickering: Police have arrested two 17- year- olds in connection with the vandal attack on eight LNER coaches at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on July 22/ 23. It is planned to house the coaches securely under cover next year.
Sunderland: The Stadium of Light station next to Sunderland’s football ground has been decked out in red and white to coincide with the start of the 201718 season, and to celebrate 20 years since the club’s move from Roker Park.
Leek: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has now formally agreed to submit a planning application to reinstate the railway from Leekbrook to Cornhill. The trackbed will be leased to the Churnet Valley Railway Trust for the construction, operation and management of the former North Staffordshire line.
Nottingham: As a result of the new extensions to Clifton and Toton Lane, Nottingham Express Transit has recorded its largest rise in passenger numbers during 2016-17 - up by four million to 16.4 million ( an increase of 35%).
Toton: Six high- speed platforms are envisaged at the new HS2 station, with another four for other services. It would be connected to Nottingham by an extension of the tram system.
Wolverhampton: Midland Metro track replacement between Priestfield and St. George’s is ahead of schedule, and could be completed before the announced December date.
Buckley: The owners of the rail- served Hanson Cement works on the Wrexham- Bidston line are seeking a £ 20 million upgrade to secure its future.
Buxton: The petition to reopen the former Midland Peak route to Matlock is close to reaching the 10,000- signature total needed to trigger a response from the Government. It is hoped that a new feasibility study will be commissioned.
Goostrey: The giant telescope at Jodrell Bank, alongside the Manchester- Crewe line and reputed to incorporate recycled steam locomotive wheels in its rotation system, has been awarded Grade 1 listed status.
Horwich: Bellway Homes has outlined its scheme for the first 112 homes on the site of the closed Horwich Works. Another 1,600 are planned. SOUTHERN
Basingstoke: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the unexpected closure of the Basingstoke & Alton Light Railway, whose track was lifted in 1917 to support the war effort. It was reinstated seven years later, but lack of business led to the route’s final demise in June 1936. Its final moment in the spotlight was being chosen as the filming location of the Will Hay comedy Oh Mr Porter!
Camberwell: More than 1,800 people have signed the petition to reopen the former LCDR station, which is already subject to a study initiated by Transport for London.
Wilton: The long- running debate over reopening the station on the outskirts of Salisbury as a parkand- ride facility has been restarted by Wiltshire County Council. It might cost £ 5.5 million. ANGLIA Cambridge: Proposals for the new Addenbrooke’s station do not feature a car park. There will, however, be spaces for cycles and good bus links. Ipswich: Over nine miles of track on the East Suffolk Line to Halesworth were replaced in a full possession between July 29 and August 6.
Salhouse: The cost of constructing a bridge over the Sheringham line has pushed up the cost of the Norwich northern relief road by £ 37 million.
St Ives: Cambridgeshire County Council is taking legal action against contractors over the spiralling cost of repairs to the guided busway, which runs on a concrete surface laid over the trackbed of the former Great Eastern branch. SCOTLAND
Aberdeen: Proposals to rebuild the railway to Peterhead and Fraserburgh ( closed in 1979) have been promised debating time at the Scottish National Party annual conference in Glasgow on October 8-10.
East Linton: Although East Lothian Council and the Scottish Government have found the £11.1 million needed to reopen the station, it is now suggested that the opening date could be 2024 - three years later than previously suggested. This is because Network Rail’s upgrade programme for the East Coast Main Line has to be carried out at the same time. A new £10.63m station at nearby Reston will be similarly affected.
Glasgow: Shields Road and Bridge Street have been selected by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport as the next Subway stations to undergo refurbishment. Nine are already complete, and the final phase will cover St Georges Cross, Cowcaddens, West Street and Kinning Park stations.
Kinnaber: The withdrawal of Perth- Aberdeen passenger services over the inland Caledonian line, 50 years ago on September 4, eliminated part of the route of the famous 1895 Races to the North. Freight continued between Stanley Junction and Forfar until 1982.
Tomatin: The 1,312ft viaduct on the Highland Main Line over the River Findhorn ( opened in 1897) is receiving repairs to its steelwork, as well as waterproofing and repainting. WALES
Aberystwyth: The Vale of Rheidol Railway has been awarded £ 250,000 by the Coastal Communities Fund, to convert a long- stored carriage for use by the disabled, and to recruit two new apprentices.
Newtown: An additional £ 200,000 has been received to construct a walking/ cycle path linking the Powys station with the town centre, bus station and a housing estate.
Talerddig: A mile and a half of new road with two bridges is being built at Ystrad Fawr and Rallt, to allow the closure of eight crossings on the Central Wales Line.