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Engineering work between London Paddington and Reading to delay services on Sunday

Passengers planning to travel to or from London Paddington on the morning of Sunday 12 May are being urged to check their journeys in advance as services will start later than usual owing to engineering work taking place between...

Track upgrades in Kent and Sussex completed over early May bank holiday

Teams were busy across Kent and Sussex routes over the long weekend, protecting the railway from landslips and repairing key infrastructure. Track refurbishment works were undertaken between Sole Street, Strood and Rainham, with engineers carrying out track maintenance, clearing vegetation...

West Coast Main Line reopens after bank holiday upgrades completed

Network Rail has reopened the railway following major improvements to the network across the North West, West Midlands and route into London Euston which will improve journeys for passengers and freight services. Between Saturday 4 and Monday 6 May, dozens...

Passengers warned of bank holiday disruption between London and Birmingham

Passengers travelling on the West Coast main line between Birmingham and London over the early May bank holiday are being urged to check before they travel. Track and drainage improvements are being made which will help to make journeys more...

Bank holiday to see improvement work begin on Wessex route

From Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May customers are being reminded to check before travelling as buses replace trains across part of Network Rail’s Wessex route. Over the bank holiday weekend Network Rail’s engineers will be removing life-expired track and...

North West rail improvements planned this early May bank holiday

Passengers travelling on the West Coast main line and North West rail routes are being advised to check before they travel ahead of important railway upgrades over the early May bank holiday. Network Rail is carrying out major projects between...

Sekisui’s FFU: Newark flat crossing four years on

Sekisui manufactures synthetic wood baulks made from Fibre-reinforced Foamed Urethane (FFU). Network Rail engineers installed the first FFU baulks and sleepers as replacements for traditional hardwood on military canal bridges in Kent during 2014. The FFU product was first...

Progress made in recovery after Grange-over-Sands derailment.

Network Rail engineers have successfully repaired the embankment as part of a complex operation to recover the railway after a train derailed in Grange-over-Sands on Friday 22 March. The next step is to relay the ballast (railway stones) and track...

Changes to train services as major upgrades continue on Midland Main Line

Network Rail, East Midlands Railway (EMR), and Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) are encouraging passengers to check their journey before travelling as major engineering work to upgrade the Midland Main Line continues throughout April and May. Engineers will be working across...

Conwy Valley Line in North Wales expected to reopen on Saturday after flood damage

The railway between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog on the Conwy Valley Line is expected to reopen on Saturday 13 April after emergency repairs to flood damage. The line was closed on Tuesday afternoon (9 April) after river flooding washed...

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Work starts on Eaglescliffe station improvement scheme

Network Rail, Tees Valley Combined Authority, and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have started work to transform Eaglescliffe railway station and...