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HS2 hits 20,000 jobs landmark

HS2 Ltd has announced that, according to its latest figures, over 20,000 people are now working on the project, one year on from the Prime Minister announcing the formal start of construction on Phase One from London to the...

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...

Barmouth Viaduct restoration recommences following summer staycation boost

Network Rail is reminding passengers that work to restore Barmouth Viaduct restarts this weekend, after one of the busiest summer seasons in living memory The vital £30m restoration project has been carefully planned to avoid the busy summer months and that’s helped cement...

Upgrades beneath the track at Leeds station

Network Rail is continuing with work on a major project to upgrade the track layout at Leeds station to improve journeys for passengers. The track between platforms 4 and 6 will be completely remodelled to bring smoother, more reliable journeys...

HS2 announces shortlist for train depot and network control centre

HS2 Ltd has confirmed the shortlist of bidders in the running to build the high-speed rail project’s network control centre and rolling stock maintenance depot, which will create around 500 long-term jobs in Birmingham’s Washwood Heath. The contract – worth...

‘Spider’ excavators move the earth to protect key Midlands rail route

Work is now complete to protect the West Coast main line from landslips to provide more reliable journeys for rail passengers between Wolverhampton and Stafford. A £5m investment by Network Rail has seen engineers move thousands of tonnes of earth...

Tunbridge Wells to Hastings line to close for seven days this October half term as Network Rail engineers tackle landslip prone sites

Strengthening taking place to multiple steep-sided 170-year-old landslip-prone cuttings near Tunbridge WellBus replacement services being provided but passengers need to check their times on Southeastern or National Rail enquiry websites before they travel Engineers are preparing to improve and strengthen...

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...

HS2 reveals revised designs for Camden vent shaft and headhouse

HS2 Ltd has published new images of the designs for the Adelaide Road Headhouse in Camden and are inviting locals to attend events to learn more about the design. Initial designs were revealed in Summer 2018 but have been...

Key North Wales rail route to be protected from flooding

Network Rail is to carry out major track upgrades over the next four weekends between Chester and Crewe. Passengers on the key route connecting North Wales to the North West will benefit from railway lines which are better protected from...