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Major railway investment for station footbridge in Telford

Nearly a million pounds is being invested to replace a public footbridge to provide a better way for people to cross the railway in Telford. The old footbridge linking the south of Oakengates station to Station Fields and Hancocks Drive...

New Midland Main Line station a step closer as Network Rail improves track layout

Work is ramping up to remodel the track and make way for the new Brent Cross West station. Over the Easter weekend, Network Rail lifted and moved some of the redesigned track between West Hampstead and Mill Hill Broadway. The project,...

Iconic Ribblehead viaduct repaired for ‘Staycation Summer’

Work to restore the world-renowned Ribblehead viaduct for rail passengers and tourists in North Yorkshire is now complete. From today (Friday April 9) visitors to the Ribble Valley can see the iconic piece of Victorian railway architecture in all its...

Watercress Line to receive £496,200 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Watercress Line is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery FundThe grant will enable the railway to cover staff and infrastructure costs including track and bridge...

Systems thinking: why applying it from the start can transform your project

Major projects are inevitably very complex. Yet too often, we fail to fully comprehend and grapple with this complexity, and as a result create designs that risk being rejected by the very people for whom they’re intended. Applying systems...

Rail improvements to impact journeys on the Tarka Line

Plans to carry out track improvement and platform extension work will see the railway line between Barnstaple and Crediton closed for nine days this April. From Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 April buses will replace trains between Barnstaple and Crediton....

Time-lapse shows Warrington Bank Quay Easter bridge lifts

A giant crane lifted two new bridges into place at Warrington Bank Quay station this Easter to make future rail journeys more reliable for passengers and freight. Time-lapse footage release by Network Rail today (Tuesday 6 April) shows the huge...

Time-lapse shows Bicester railway underpasses completed this Easter

A huge civil engineering project to build two new routes underneath the busy Chiltern main line has been completed this Easter. A £12.3m investment saw two underpasses built in north west Bicester to help traffic and people move more easily...

HS2 accelerates north as first works contract signed on route from West Midlands to Crewe

Contract signing marks start of works to extend HS2 to CreweNew woodland the size of 86 football fields planted220 new ponds, enough to fill 10½ Olympic swimming pools HS2 has today (1 April) announced the signing of a new contract...

Macclesfield station’s £400,000 lift upgrades complete

Passengers are benefitting from more reliable step-free access at Macclesfield station after a major overhaul of its lifts. They reopened to passengers today (Thursday 1 April) after the lift cars and mechanical equipment were replaced over the last 12 weeks. The...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...