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Progress at Coventry Arena station on 8 April 2015. The Northbound platform appears almost complete and there is some new brickwork in place on the Southbound platform. Completion of the new station is expected by June 2015. [See image 50538].
Cutty Sark Bridge
One of the prefabricated steel reinforcements is lowered into place at the Braehead viaduct construction site during the weekend line closure on 4th April 2015. This will form one of the four main supporting columns for the viaduct [see image 46140: lower picture].
The 0833 Edinburgh - Dunblane runs into Stirling platform 2 on the morning of 1 April 2015. The red carpet beyond the train is part of an Abellio launch event to mark their takeover of the ScotRail franchise. At the top left of the picture Stirling Castle looks on impassively, having seen it all before.
The first run of the Caledonian Sleeper under the new operator, Serco, at Preston station at 0100 on 1 April 2015. The train is the 1S25 London Euston to Aberdeen, Fort William and Inverness with traction supplied by GBRf in the form of 92018.
Inverkeithing East Junction
68006 Daring in ScotRail livery passes Inverkeithing East Junction with the 17.08 Edinburgh - Fife – Edinburgh commuter train on 2 April. [68007 has received similar treatment.]
Sporting its new Virgin stripe, 43313 passes under Arbroath signal box on 22 March 2015, bringing up the rear of a Virgin Trains East Coast Aberdeen-Kings Cross train.