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Work on East Suffolk Line will see century-old track replaced

Starting in December and continuing into next year, Network Rail will be carrying out vital track and embankment strengthening work on a section of the Ipswich-Lowestoft line. The work will boost reliability for passengers but means that bus replacement services...

Work begins to electrify the next phase of the Midland Main Line between London and Leicester

The first drills have broken ground to launch the next phase of electrification along the Midland Main Line between London and Wigston, Leicestershire. As part of the Midland Main Line electrification, Network Rail will start to drive steel columns as...

Trent Valley line half-term holiday railway upgrade starts this weekend

Rail passengers are being advised of changes to journeys over nine days in October during major Trent Valley line upgrade work. Network Rail will replace 1000 metres of track in Nuneaton and install new signalling equipment in Stafford between Saturday...

Major engineering project means no trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings this October half term and big improvements for reliability

A week of major engineering work will get underway on the Tunbridge Wells to Hastings line this October half term, to improve the reliability of the route.  This year’s work, from Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 October, follows a similar...

Safety shock for Lincoln freshers as alarming CCTV footage is released

Lincoln’s latest cohort of students have been taught a lesson in rail safety, after worrying CCTV footage shows a man stumble across a level crossing. Captured at a level crossing in the heart of the city on Lincoln High Street,...

Rail services to return to schedule between King’s Lynn, Cambridge and London following track repairs

Rail services between King's Lynn, Cambridge and London King's Cross will return to their usual schedules from tomorrow, Wednesday 5 October, following completion of work to repair track defects caused by the recent heatwave. The prolonged spell of dry weather...

Drones and leaf busting trains keeping rail routes clear this autumn

A special fleet of ‘leaf-busting’ trains have started blasting leaves off the line to help keep passengers and freight moving across the West Midlands and Chiltern main line this autumn. From this week until mid-December, five specialist trains will wash...

Plans in place for Stalybridge rail weekend closures

Passengers will be able to continue to move between Manchester and Huddersfield via diversionary routes, as two weekends of essential track work to transform train journeys through Stalybridge starts this September. As part of the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade, more than...

Shocking CCTV footage: Youths risk their lives at a Yorkshire station

Network Rail is urgently pleading parents to hammer home the dangers of trespass and antisocial behaviour on the railway. It comes as new figures reveal that young people are involved in more than half of incidents at one Yorkshire station*. Shocking...

Multi-million-pound package of improvements along East Coast Main Line and Northern City Line

Over the August Bank Holiday, Network Rail delivered a package of improvements worth over £2.8m to bring better, more reliable journeys for passengers between Hitchin and London terminals.   Progress was made on the East Coast Digital Programme, with 56 new...

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DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for...