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TRU thanks passengers after four weeks of upgrades

From Monday 24 June to Friday 19 July, the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) team delivered upgrades to the railway between Huddersfield and Leeds. The work is part of the multi-billion-pound programme that will bring customers faster, greener and more...

Critical repairs to Barnes Bridge will see changes to South Western Railway services

Vital work to Barnes Bridge in Richmond on Thames will mean that the line between Kew Bridge and Barnes will be closed with buses replacing trains from Sunday 28 July to Friday 2 August. During this time, Network Rail’s engineers...

Network Rail issues trespass safety warning as summer holiday’s begin

Network Rail is urging people to stay off the tracks and not put themselves and others at risk new safety figures reveal that there were more than 19,300 trespass incidents on the rail network in the 2023/24 financial year...

Services resume through Severn Tunnel as £10 million track renewal completed

Train services through the Severn Tunnel resumed this morning (Friday 19 July) after 16 days of essential round-the-clock work to renew the track. The railway line through the tunnel was closed from Wednesday 3 July to Thursday 18 July to...

HS2’s Northolt Tunnel is 50% complete

HS2’s tunnelling team is celebrating completing half of the 8.4-mile twin bored Northolt Tunnel underneath London. Four tunnel boring machines (TBM) are being used the complete the tunnel that will carry high-speed trains between HS2’s super-hub station at Old Oak...

Scotland’s Transport Secretary sees progress on enhancement project

Cabinet Secretary for Transport Fiona Hyslop visited the site of the relocated Hairmyres station yesterday (17 July) to see progress on the East Kilbride Enhancement project. Work started on the project at the beginning of this year and the...

Major changes to Chiltern main line journeys during five-day rail upgrade this month

Chiltern Railways passengers are being urged to check before they travel ahead of a five-day closure of the Chiltern main line between Bicester and Leamington Spa while Network Rail completes vital improvement work at the end of July. As part...

Spencer Group presses ahead with £36 million rail depot enhancement works

Rail infrastructure specialist Spencer Group has completed the first phase of a £36 million enhancement project at a busy rail maintenance depot in Birmingham. Spencer Group is carrying out the works at Tyseley Depot on behalf of West Midlands Trains...

HS2 completes Edgcott Road bridge lift

The replacement of a key local road bridge in Buckinghamshire has taken a major step forward after HS2 engineers lifted nine massive steel beams that will form the main structure of the new bridge. Stretching for 112 metres, the bridge...

No trains on the Chingford line for 16 days from 20 July

Trains will not be able to run for 16 consecutive days while Network Rail replaces a bridge over the railway between Saturday 20 July and Sunday 4 August. During this time, there will be no London Overground service in either...

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GB Railfreight starts its second daily service from Felixstowe to Widnes

Last week, GB Railfreight (GBRf), one of the country’s leading rail freight providers, started a second daily service between...