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Manchester railway upgrades continue over Christmas and New Year – passengers urged to check their journeys

Network Rail is continuing with major improvement work around Manchester over Christmas, as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. From Christmas Day until the early hours of Wednesday 29 December, railway engineers will be working around the clock to upgrade...

HS2 Launches First Midlands Giant Tunnelling Machine

Today HS2 CEO Mark Thurston pushed the button to start HS2’s tunnel boring machine on its one-mile journey under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire, marking the launch of the first TBM on the Midlands section of HS2. Around 170...

Festive track upgrades at Leeds station to boost reliability – passengers reminded to plan ahead

Network Rail teams in Leeds are carrying out essential work to upgrade the track layout this Christmas to bring more reliable services for passengers.  From the early hours of Saturday 25 December as most people are opening their presents, engineers...

Lynebeg rail bridge successfully installed on Highland Mainline

Despite the impact of Strom Arwen, Network Rail has successfully demolished and replaced the bridge over the railway at Lynebeg, south of Inverness on the Highland Mainline between Perth and Inverness.  It’s part of supporting work ahead of the...

Barmouth viaduct restoration extended as engineers discover damage much worse than feared

Network Rail has apologised to passengers and the local community as its £30m restoration of Barmouth Viaduct is being extended after engineers found the condition of the timber structure was worse than anticipated. The work to refurbish the Grade II*...

Time-lapse released of Calder Valley line flood protection work

Impressive footage has been released showing major work to protect Calder Valley line passengers and surrounding communities from the risk of flooding. Network Rail and the Environment Agency have joined forces at Littleborough near Rochdale to build a new culvert...

HS2 embraces off-site manufacturing for first three ‘pre-fab’ green tunnels

HS2 today confirmed that Derbyshire-based Stanton Precast Ltd, has been awarded a major contract to deliver three innovative 'green tunnels' for the high-speed rail project in a move that is set to create up to 100 local jobs. Four miles...

HS2 given go ahead to construct Camden’s Construction Skills Centre

HS2 has received a resolution to grant planning approval from London Borough of Camden’s Planning Committee to build its construction site accommodation on the grounds of the former Maria Fidelis School, incorporating Camden’s new Construction Skills Centre. HS2’s Euston station...

Over 1400 formerly unemployed secure work on HS2

HS2’s success in supporting unemployed people into work is largely driven by the effectiveness of its job brokerage partnership model which launched earlier this year. By bringing together the Department for Work and Pensions, strategic regional and local stakeholders...

West Coast main line: Christmas travel clear – upgrades in New Year

Passengers using the West Coast main line between London Euston and Crewe can rely on the railway to get home to loved ones this Christmas during railway improvement work. This year major bank holiday upgrades will take place on Christmas...

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London Bridge station marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities with special umbrella installation celebrating neuro-diversity

This year's theme of neurodiversity is being celebrated through special 'umbrella' art at London Bridge, Victoria and Waterloo Stations will also be...