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Work resumes on Access for All footbridges at Kidsgrove station

The old footbridges at Kidsgrove station, which has an unusual triangular shape, are to be replaced with new bridges and lifts as part of the Access for All scheme, providing step-free access to all four platforms for the first...

A virtual look at Crossrail’s Farringdon station

To show passengers what its new Farringdon station will look like, the digital team at Crossrail has pulled together a virtual tour of the new Elizabeth line station.With open days currently off the table for the project’s rapidly completing...

Major overhaul for Lancaster’s listed footbridge

Lancaster stations’ Grade II footbridge is being refurbished as the city’s railway station evolves for the future.The historic footbridge, which spans platforms 3 – 6, will undergo structural repairs, have a new roof and windows installed, as well as...

King’s Cross has successful Christmas

A successful six-day closure of King’s Cross station over Christmas allowed for the reconstruction of the Camden Sewer, which runs beneath the tracks. Network Rail’s teams lifted all four tracks entering the station for the first time in over...

Which are the busiest and least used railway stations in the UK?

In Great Britain, 2,567 stations were served by mainline rail services as at 31 March 2020.

Industry-first authorisation for Midland main line upgrade

Network Rail has been implementing various schemes to upgrade the Midland main line (MML).  These include extending overhead electrification from Bedford to Corby, improving line speed through an improved Market Harborough station and remodelling Derby station.To obtain regulatory approval,...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project.This will allow services from Stevenage to run to London Moorgate, assist with commuter services from Hertford on the East Coast main line...

Planning applications for stations at East Linton and Reston

Network Rail has applied for permission to build two more new stations in Scotland.A new station at East Linton, in East Lothian on the line between Edinburgh and Berwick/Newcastle, will help facilitate growth and address capacity issues in the...

New canopies for a historic station

The station at Pembroke Dock is steeped in history and character. It opened in 1863 and was later adapted, as the station grew in the early 1900s following the takeover of Pembroke and Tenby by Great Western Railway, with...

‘Christmas tree of hope’ at Manchester Piccadilly

After a challenging 2020, the rail industry is appealing for people to send their messages of hope and goodwill to attach to special Christmas trees at Manchester Piccadilly station. Each message will be turned into a gift tag and...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...