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Thameslink creates buzz about biodiversity

There’s been a hive of activity at six Thameslink railway stations where wildlife experts have installed 20 new ‘homes for nature’, said to be the bee’s knees for a wide variety of animals. As part of Thameslink’s biodiversity commitments, the...

Planning application submitted for multimillion pound station development in Haxby

New images have been released showing what Haxby’s new multimillion pound station could look like after the submission of a planning application, bringing the reconnection of the town and neighbouring areas to the UK rail network a step closer. Just...

Work to deliver Midlands Rail Hub set to begin with £123 million

Work on the Midlands Rail Hub is set to begin after ministers provided an initial £123 million funding injection. The transformational upgrade project is part of the Government’s plan to improve transport across the region and beyond, boosting the capacity...

GTR employee aims to visit all GB railway stations in just six weeks

A control room train services manager for Govia Thameslink Railway hopes to visit all 2,580 of Great Britain's railway stations in just six weeks. Dave Jones, 34 of Three Bridges, West Sussex, expects to average 62 stations a day in...

Major engineering work completed at UK’s only sliding bridge

Network Rail engineers have completed a mammoth nine-day programme of engineering work at the UK’s only sliding canal bridge in Keadby, near Scunthorpe. Teams have worked around the clock since midnight on Saturday 17 February until the early hours of...

Network Rail chair Lord Peter Hendy opens new community space at Henley-in-Arden station

On Thursday 22 February, representatives from the Railway Heritage Trust, Henley-in-Arden Parish Council, West Midlands Railway, Friends of the Shakespeare Line and Friends of Henley Railway Station joined Network Rail’s Lord Peter Hendy to open Henley-in-Arden’s newly refurbished station...

Covid plaque unveiled by Network Rail chair and Railway Mission chaplain

A commemorative brass plaque has been unveiled at the National Railway Museum byNetwork Rail Chair Lord Peter Hendy of Richmond Hill and Angela Levitt-Harwood, RailwayMission's York region chaplain. Ahead of Reflection Day (March 3), Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill revisited...

Network Rail investigating historic mine found beneath Walkden station during accessibility upgrade

Surveys are due to take place at Walkden station in Greater Manchester after the discovery of historic mine shafts delayed work to improve accessibility for passengers. Engineers discovered the shafts when designing the multi-million-pound ‘Access for All' upgrade of the...

Smoother journeys for passengers at Manchester Oxford Road station

Network Rail is investing £2.7 million to upgrade Manchester Oxford Road station, giving passengers a smoother experience as they travel through the city centre. Work begins in March 2024, and will redesign the front of the station. New ticket barriers...

Proposals for three new West Midlands stations to be developed

Transport bosses have earmarked £1 million funding to develop proposals for new railway stations at Castle Bromwich, Coventry East, and near Tettenhall. The three locations have been shortlisted by the West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) following a feasibility study which...

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CIRO chief executive to step down after 12-years

CIRO Chief Executive Fiona Tordoff has announced she will step down from her role following more than a decade...