Tag: railway

  • New LUL service tunnels at Euston

    Hyde Park Now-New LUL service tunnels at Euston

    HS2 have just released a video along with pictures of what is clearly work to build the long awaited ventilation services facility at Stephenson Place to the south of the HS2 site. This, as some will know, entailed the building of a quite controversial building which will help to ventilate the Northern line as well […]

  • Elizabeth line – black or blue?

    Hyde Park Now-Elizabeth line - black or blue?

    No not a punch up or anything but rather information. We want information! information! Information. By hook or by crook you wont get it – except in maybe black with white lettering these days! Or yellow/orangey font against a back background as has been the norm for decades. Okay let’s Start Me Up! The Elizabeth […]

  • Greater Anglia Class 745/315 Flirt!

    Hyde Park Now-Greater Anglia Class 745/315 Flirt!

    This is a video of the Greater Anglia Flirt (16.30 > Norwich) on 28 March 2022, but that’s not the important bit! Rather its the Class 315 which can be seen constantly in the 745’s windows as the trains race each other to Stratford! The 315s are still doing several duties a day from Liverpool […]

  • SWR’s Class 707 Desiro City units

    Hyde Park Now-SWR's Class 707 Desiro City units

    As the title suggests this is about the Class 707s that are still in service with South Western Railway. Their days with SWR are numbered though because once the lease is up those will be transferred to South Eastern – who so far have 18 Class 707 units (nine ten car units) repainted in a […]

  • Montreux Oberland Bernois 120th (2)

    Hyde Park Now-Montreux Oberland Bernois 120th (2)

    The second part of the Montreux Oberland Bernois special. The first part looked at the line and its history, with coverage of the route from Montreux to Les Sciernes. In this instalment we take a look at the line from Montbovon to Zweisimmen. There’s four further posts coming soon, these cover rebuilds and upgrades along […]

  • Upgrading the Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) #3

    Hyde Park Now-Upgrading the Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) #3

    With the conversion of the line from Bulle to Broc-Fabrique (and its continuation as a private rail network right into the Nestle chocolate factory itself) the delightful La Gruyère system (the GFM, aka the Gruyère-Fribourg-Morat or as it was officially known, the Compagnie des Chemins de fer Fribourgeois) is no more. The 42 km of […]

  • Montreux Oberland Bernois 120th

    Hyde Park Now-Montreux Oberland Bernois 120th

    Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chemin de fer Montreux Oberland Bernois (MOB.) The line opened in December 1901 between Montreux and Les Avants, a climb of about 1866 feet or 575 metres and a mere 3km (just under two miles) distant as the crow flies. The original plans were in fact for a line […]

  • Upgrading the Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) #2

    Hyde Park Now-Upgrading the Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) #2

    This second part covers the new Bulle station and the famous Bulle to Broc line in part. This line is famous because it connected directly to the celebrated Nestle chocolate factory in Broc. Also famous for considerable standard gauge freight traffic carried via the narrow gauge as well as the celebrated ‘Chocolate Express.’ Not now […]

  • Upgrading the Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF)

    Hyde Park Now-Upgrading the Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF)

    In the canton of Fribourg, the TPF (previously known as the GFM) has a long metre gauge route (as well as two standard gauge lines) that make up the authority’s diverse transportation offerings, which include trolleybuses. Enhancements have been made to almost all of the company’s lines, including the standard gauge, and some of these […]

  • The first official Great British Railways Logo!

    Hyde Park Now-The first official Great British Railways Logo!

    Great British Railways is on the way! Its basically a re-nationalisation of the railways (to some sort of extent based on the TfL model where individual companies manage the various transport systems TfL requires as part of the day to day operations keeping London on the move.) I’m not going to write very much about […]