Faster trains on way to Herefordshire

Ledbury Reporter: Herefordshire commuters could benefit from faster trains Herefordshire commuters could benefit from faster trains

SPEEDIER train services could be in operation in Herefordshire within four years.

Network Rail confirmed it is looking to have trains running at 100mph through the county by 2017.

For the plan to work, a new modular signalling system would replace the current mechanical signalling that is controlled by 13 signal boxes, while automatic half-barrier crossings at Leominster will be converted to full barrier types.

Signalling enhancements have already been planned at Hereford railway station next year, which will allow improved services to Shrewsbury, Newport, Malvern, Worcester, Birmingham, Oxford and London.

The plans are part of a £37.5 billion scheme to improve Britain’s railways, including £550 million in the West Midlands

Comments (6)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:24am Tue 22 Jan 13

littlewhitebull says...

From my point of view, I don't really need trains to travel at 100 mph through Herefordshire. Trains running on time and arriving at their final destination would be fine by me.
From my point of view, I don't really need trains to travel at 100 mph through Herefordshire. Trains running on time and arriving at their final destination would be fine by me. littlewhitebull
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Tue 22 Jan 13

silentbull says...

Why???
I've never understood this 'get a faster train'
Surly more frequent trains at regular times would be better(and maybe cheaper) or am i wrong??
Why??? I've never understood this 'get a faster train' Surly more frequent trains at regular times would be better(and maybe cheaper) or am i wrong?? silentbull
  • Score: 0

3:44pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mizza21 says...

You two above a absolutely bang on.
I work in South Wales and the train is uncompetetive compared to my car because it's more expensive and doesn't run very often or at convenient times.
Factoring in Insurance, VED, Fuel, Depreciation it's still cheaper to drive by quite a way.
100MPH would give us a 5 or 10 minute saving to Newport/Cardiff. That's not the issue.
You two above a absolutely bang on. I work in South Wales and the train is uncompetetive compared to my car because it's more expensive and doesn't run very often or at convenient times. Factoring in Insurance, VED, Fuel, Depreciation it's still cheaper to drive by quite a way. 100MPH would give us a 5 or 10 minute saving to Newport/Cardiff. That's not the issue. mizza21
  • Score: 0

7:03pm Tue 22 Jan 13

John Herbert Smith says...

Having a 100mph railway will enable trains to have more delay time built into the schedule so delays will go down.

i.e. the reduction in journey time will be less than the potential reduction (with the difference being performance time)

And faster journeys will encourage people off the roads, easing congestion.

Excellent news.
Having a 100mph railway will enable trains to have more delay time built into the schedule so delays will go down. i.e. the reduction in journey time will be less than the potential reduction (with the difference being performance time) And faster journeys will encourage people off the roads, easing congestion. Excellent news. John Herbert Smith
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Tue 22 Jan 13

silentbull says...

John Herbert Smith wrote:
Having a 100mph railway will enable trains to have more delay time built into the schedule so delays will go down.

i.e. the reduction in journey time will be less than the potential reduction (with the difference being performance time)

And faster journeys will encourage people off the roads, easing congestion.

Excellent news.
Doubt it will encourage people off the roads because they have spent an awful lot of money on making trains faster so the 'fares' will need to go up to pay for it 'so' the cost of 'going by train' will far exceed going by road for long time to come.
[quote][p][bold]John Herbert Smith[/bold] wrote: Having a 100mph railway will enable trains to have more delay time built into the schedule so delays will go down. i.e. the reduction in journey time will be less than the potential reduction (with the difference being performance time) And faster journeys will encourage people off the roads, easing congestion. Excellent news.[/p][/quote]Doubt it will encourage people off the roads because they have spent an awful lot of money on making trains faster so the 'fares' will need to go up to pay for it 'so' the cost of 'going by train' will far exceed going by road for long time to come. silentbull
  • Score: 0

8:42am Wed 23 Jan 13

William Rudd says...

Some lengths of track going south are a joke.So uneven that trains can only go a certain speed.What's needed are more carriages especially at peak times
Some lengths of track going south are a joke.So uneven that trains can only go a certain speed.What's needed are more carriages especially at peak times William Rudd
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree