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Passengers to be kept on the move during major railway improvement works around Manchester

Next month, railway engineers will be undertaking a two-week, round-the-clock improvement blitz between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale and Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge. Improvements are planned Saturday 31 July – Sunday 15 August as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU)....

Rail and civil engineering firm, ECS, on track to expand workforce following funding from Santander UK

Cheshire-based Electrification Construction Services (ECS) set to increase workforce for new rail and civil engineering projectsSantander UK supports ECS’ growth plans with six-figure fundingNew funding equips ECS to take on new business and grow turnover Rail and civil engineering company,...

Eridge station improvements “lift off” to provide better access for passengers

Work at Eridge station in East Sussex is underway to provide step-free platform access making the station much easier to use for Southern Rail passengers with mobility issues, older people and parents with young children. This £1.9m project is being...

Passengers reminded to check before they travel to the beach in Kent this weekend as two Thanet railway bridges set to be replaced on...

Work to replace two ageing rail bridges in Thanet, Kent, will be carried out by Network Rail engineers over this weekend (12 and 13 June) within a few miles of each other. Minnis Road and Creek River bridges, near Birchington-on-Sea,...

Greater Anglia recognised for improved punctuality

Greater Anglia was the most punctual long-distance train operator last year, new independent figures reveal. 75.8% of its Norwich – Ipswich – Colchester - London Intercity services ran on time during 2020 according to a new stringent measurement requiring trains...

Rail freight surges past pre-Covid levels as economy begins bounce back

Figures show increase in freight train movements in Network Rail’s Eastern Region over corresponding period in 2019/20New scrap metal service introduced from Ilkeston to ImminghamSunderland Docks branch scrap metal service recommenced to cope with rising demandNew contract to move...

Huge leap over West Coast main line for East West Rail

A new video has been released showing the huge progress made so far to rebuild the Bletchley flyover for the East West Rail project. The new flyover will eventually be at the centre of the first direct rail service to...

TfL advises fans to plan ahead as Euro 2020 matches kick off at Wembley

Fans attending matches at Wembley should plan ahead and allow enough time to travelSpectators should consider walking or cycling if possibleFace coverings continue to be required on TfL services unless exemptTower Bridge will be closed to buses, cars, taxis...

Rail Safety Week – Monday 21st June to Sunday 27th June 2021

RAIL SAFETY WEEK AT A GLANCE Rail Safety Week is an industry lead initiative focusing on rail safety for all. Whether your career lies within the rail industry, or whether you use the railways to get from A to B...

Grand Railway Collaboration appoints Lucy Wootton as new leader

A West Midlands-based rail industry group committed to improving customer service has appointed a new leader to help evolve and deliver improvements for passengers. The Grand Railway Collaboration (GRC), which represents train operators, Network Rail’s Central route, the West Midlands...

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Four Network Rail employees recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Four Network Rail employees have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Friday 11 June. Rajinder Pryor,...