The Anonymous Widower

A Ride From Nuneaton To Coventry In A London Midland Class 306 Train

I went to Nuneaton station and then took the Coventry to Nuneaton Line to see the new stations at Bermuda Park and Coventry Arena before changing at Coventry for Birmingham. I took these pictures from the train.

Both new stations have two similar platforms, so I only photographed one at each station.

All platforms seem to be able to take at least a three car train, but the Coventry-facing platform at Coventry Arena station can take six card to handle events. I also suspect that selective door opening on modern trains like Electrostars can allow longer trains to call.

The train was actually two Class 153 trains, which explains the Class 306 train.

The line may be electrified in future, as it is used by freight trains, but if Network Rail get their act together, I can see the passenger service on this line using IPEMUs. Especially, when Kenilworth station is reopened on the Coventry to Leamington Line.

Unless the two lines are electrified, freight would still be diesel-hauled. A Class 88 locomotive could be used, so that where there is electrification.freight trains could be electric-hauled. But they seem to be taking a long time to arrive!

April 2, 2016 Posted by | Transport | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Midland Metro Stop At New Street Station

The picture shows the Birmingham New Street tram stop on the Midland Metro.

The Midland Metro Stop At New Street Station

The Midland Metro Stop At New Street Station

Note the cross-over to reverse the trams, when they start running in a few weeks.

April 2, 2016 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment

No Progress On Chase Line Electrification

This morning, I went up the Chase Line to Rugeley Trent Valley station and took a few pictures.

I am not publishing any of the pictures, as nothing seems to have changed since I wrote Up And Down The Chase Line in September last year.

I am still puzzled at the lack of progress!

April 2, 2016 Posted by | Transport | , | 2 Comments