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Final phase of Barmouth Viaduct’s restoration begins

Network Rail is reminding passengers to plan ahead if travelling on the Cambrian Line between Machynlleth and Pwllheli during September and October, as the final stage of refurbishment of the Grade II* listed viaduct in Barmouth gets underway. The railway...

Audenshaw floodwater subsides revealing railway bridge damage

Rail passengers are being reminded to check before they travel as work continues to repair flood damaged tracks caused by a burst water main in east Manchester. United Utilities has stopped the major leak onto the railway in Audenshaw, but...

Upgraded footbridge and new lifts project set to begin

Passengers at Selby station, managed by TransPennine Express, will soon benefit from major accessibility improvements, as preparations are made to install brand-new lifts and strengthen the Grade II listed footbridge. Installation of the accessible lifts, as well as work to...

Construction of the new bridge begins in the southside of Glasgow

Work to construct the new bridge over the railway at Nithsdale Road in Glasgow’s Southside is now underway following successful demolition of the old structure. The project, part of the Glasgow-Barrhead electrification works, will see a new bridge deck constructed...

HS2 completes first tunnel cross passages

The construction of HS2’s longest tunnels stretching for 10 miles under the Chilterns has begun a new phase with the start of work on thirty-eight cross passages linking the northbound and southbound tunnels. The Chiltern tunnels will carry high speed...

Final phase restoration of Barmouth Viaduct to be split, reducing passenger disruption as it benefits from additional repairs

Network Rail has confirmed the Grade II* listed viaduct will be open for busy October half term and Christmas period - with extra work planned to secure the vital rail link’s future for generations to come.  The final stage of refurbishment -...

Improvement work set to begin on Glasgow city centre rail bridge

Network Rail is set to begin work on a £3.8 million investment on the rail bridge spanning the A8 at Saltmarket, near Glasgow Cross. The 12-month programme, from August 15 until September 2023, will include essential repairs to extend the...

New footbridge creates safer railway crossing in Lancashire

A new footbridge over the railway in Bamber Bridge is now open so pedestrians and cyclists won’t have to cross directly over the tracks. Network Rail has invested £1.4m to build the much safer way for people to get from...

£3 million Metro bridge is lowered into place in North Tyneside

A new £3 million Metro bridge has been successfully installed in North Tyneside. The bridge, which will carry Metro services over Tanners Bank in North Shields, was carefully lowered into place using a giant crane on Wednesday night, 20 July. The...

HS2 reveals rural footbridge design

HS2 has revealed the first images of the bridges that will carry rural footpaths and bridleways across the new high-speed railway as it passes through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Northants. Made of weathering steel, the sides of the lightweight bridges...

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South Western Railway leads rail industry with roadmap to net zero by 2040

South Western Railway (SWR) has announced a landmark commitment and roadmap to deliver net zero carbon emissions by 2040...