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Heathrow Express to cut services during Network Rail strike

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Heathrow Express plans to run services every 15 minutes during shortened operating hours if a threatened 24-hour walk-out by Network Rail workers goes ahead from 17:00 on Bank Holiday Monday. Should the RMT and TSSA unions’ strike by signallers and maintenance staff take place, on Monday the normal Heathrow Express timetable will be in operation until 18:30, and on Tuesday services will run between 07.30 and 18:30. → Read More

Virgin Trains East Coast outlines service upgrades

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As Virgin Trains East Coast soon approaches the 100th day of business, the long distance rail operator has revealed that it will offer a range of new initiatives. These include increased flexibility for business travellers, an improved service and more personalised travel experience over the next eight years. → Read More

RMT calls UK rail workers out on bank holiday strike

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Holidaymakers in the UK are expected to see disruption during the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with rail workers announcing they will walk out on strike in a dispute over pay. Network Rail workers will hold a 24-hour strike from 17:00 on May 25th, bank holiday Monday. → Read More

Amtrak derailment kills five in Philadelphia

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A derailed passenger train has killed at least five people while injuring dozens more in the north-eastern United States. Amtrak Train 188 came off the rails in Philadelphia, on route from Washington DC to New York. Some ten carriages are believed to have been involved in the incident late on Tuesday evening. → Read More

Network Rail: School girls think engineering is a job for the boys

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Many girls believe engineering is a job for boys, according to a survey of 12-17-year-olds published today by Network Rail. Engineering is second only to the construction industry in struggling to overcome the gender divide, the survey found. → Read More

Eurostar launches new services to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille

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Eurostar has launched its new year-round service direct from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille, with the first train departing St Pancras International this morning. Passengers can now speed across the French countryside to reach the gastronomy, lavender fields and sunshine of these new destinations, now within easy reach of the heart of London or Ashford. → Read More

Vital weekend engineering works to keep Scotland’s railway moving

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Network Rail engineers will be delivering over £12m of improvement projects on key lines on Scotland’s railway during May. → Read More

Transport for London adopts Network Rail’s ‘passport’ to the railway infrastructure

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In a significant step towards the vision of ‘One Industry One Card’, Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL) have signed an agreement to extend the use of Sentinel to London Underground and its supply chain. → Read More

CP promotes safety awareness and safe action around railroad property

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Canadian Pacific (CP) and the Canadian Pacific Police Service (CPPS) will be educating the public during Rail Safety Week about safety in and around railway property and how to stay safe for the balance of the year. → Read More

China Railway Construction Corp signs $5bn in African infrastructure deals

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China’ largest railway constructor, China Railway Construction Corp, has won two infrastructure projects in Africa with a combined value of US$5.5 billion. The first, an inter-city railway project in Nigeria known as the Nigeria Ogun State Intercity Mass transit Project, is valued at over US$3.5 billion. The Chinese company also won a $1.93 billion residential construction project in Zimbabwe. → Read More

Check before you travel this May Day weekend

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Level crossings will be enhanced to the most modern standards and sections of track will be replaced by Network Rail’s Orange Army to deliver a better service for passengers. → Read More

Gatwick on track for Thameslink upgrade to rail services

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The first new Thameslink trains serving Gatwick Airport are on track to begin service from spring 2016 on the Brighton to Bedford line, the manufacturer Siemens has announced. From 2018, these new trains will also start operating on two new direct services connecting Gatwick to both Peterborough and Cambridge, following completion of the £6.5 billion Thameslink infrastructure upgrade programme. In addition, new Gatwick Express trains will also start service between the airport and London Victoria from early 2016, with 108 new carriages built by Bombardier being designed specifically for the airport passenger. → Read More

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