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Track upgrades close railway between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale

Passengers travelling between Rochdale and Hebden Bridge are being reminded about changes to journeys during essential upgrade work inside one of the world’s oldest railway tunnels. Network Rail is replacing track through the 180-year-old Summit Tunnel on the Calder Valley...

No trains between London Victoria and East Croydon this weekend (Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 October) due to important railway upgrades

The project to modernise 1980s track and signalling on lines into London Victoria station will improve reliability and help even more passenger and freight trains arrive on time. Passengers are advised to check before travelling on Saturday 16 and Sunday...

One week until railway closure for essential Summit Tunnel track upgrade

Passengers travelling between Rochdale and Hebden Bridge are being reminded about changes to journeys during essential upgrade work inside one of the world’s oldest railway tunnels. Network Rail is replacing track through the 180-year-old Summit Tunnel on the Calder Valley...

Major railway improvements in Bridlington – Network Rail upgrades signalling and track this month

Passengers in East Yorkshire will soon benefit from a more modern, reliable railway as Network Rail is carrying out major work to upgrade the signalling system at Bridlington. On Friday 22 October, signallers at Bridlington South signal box will pull...

Track works improve reliability for freight and passengers in Felixstowe

Over a mile of rail has been renewed on the Felixstowe branch line, to improve reliability for passenger and freight trains. Network Rail engineers completed the works at weekends throughout July, August and September which involved replacing the rails between...

Government restores the Dartmoor Line as services resume for first time in half a century from 20 November

For the first time in nearly 50 years, regular passenger services will run on the Dartmoor Line, connecting Okehampton to Exeter. Services will launch on Saturday 20 November, marking the first reopening under the Government’s Restoring Your Railway programme...

Major engineering work in November and December to provide better journeys for rail passengers in Weymouth, Dorchester and Yeovil – but watch out for...

Passengers in Weymouth, Dorchester and Yeovil will soon benefit from big improvements to their railway as engineers get to work on improving track and stations. Between Thursday 18 November and Friday 3 December there will be major surgery for the...

Manchester railway upgrades continue this weekend – passengers reminded to check their journey

Network Rail is reminding passengers travelling between Manchester and Stalybridge this weekend to check their journey, as essential railway upgrades continue to bring more reliable journeys for passengers. Major work took place last month to reconstruct railway bridges, install new...

First section of East West Rail Phase Two railway commissioned

The first section of railway on East West Rail Phase Two has been successfully commissioned. Engineers from the East West Rail Alliance, comprising VolkerRail, Laing O'Rourke, Atkins and Network Rail, started construction of the 440 metres of new twin track...

Track upgrade completed at Bristol East Junction

Network Rail has completed its major upgrade of Bristol East Junction, removing a bottleneck into Bristol Temple Meads and replacing the 1960s track and components. This will allow more trains to enter and exit the station, increase capacity, reduce...

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Plaque unveiled at London King’s Cross to commemorate remarkable career of Britain’s first black train driver

A plaque dedicated to Wilston Samuel Jackson, Britain’s first black train driver, has been unveiled at London King’s Cross...