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Carlisle passengers to benefit from better station access

Carlisle passengers to benefit from better station access

Press Release | 2 days ago in Rail News

Passengers using Carlisle station are benefitting from a £1.8 million investment to provide step-free access to platforms for the first time. → Read More

Work to start on Redditch line improvements as part of £100m investment

Work to start on Redditch line improvements as part of £100m investment

Press Release | 6 days ago in Rail News

Work will start later this year to increase the frequency of trains between Barnt Green and Redditch and redevelop the station at Alvechurch to provide a better railway for passengers. → Read More

Easier access for passengers at Birchwood

Easier access for passengers at Birchwood

Press Release | 13th Apr 2014 in Rail News

Passengers will soon benefit from better access at Birchwood station thanks to a £2million investment to provide step free access to all platforms for the first time. → Read More

ABB on track for rail electrification

ABB on track for rail electrification

Press Release | 12th Apr 2014 in Rail News

ABB and UK Power Networks Services have joined forces in a consortium to deliver a turnkey project for the creation of 30 new traction power substations (25-0-25 kV) for Network Rail’s Great Western Electrification Programme. → Read More

Network Rail and The Office Group announce next phase of growth

Network Rail and The Office Group announce next phase of growth

10th Apr 2014 in Rail News

The Station Office Network, the joint venture between Network Rail and The Office Group, has announced that it will open a further three drop-in work spaces in 2014 following the successful launch of its flexible office product at Paddington station in mid-2012. → Read More

New £4.5m Shore Road bridge opens six weeks early

New £4.5m Shore Road bridge opens six weeks early

Press Release | 9th Apr 2014 in Rail News

Transport Minister Keith Brown was joined by some of Riverside’s oldest and youngest residents today to officially open the new Shore Road bridge. → Read More

Network Rail reopens Dawlish railway to south-west England

Network Rail reopens Dawlish railway to south-west England

4th Apr 2014 in Rail News

The communities and businesses of south and west Devon and Cornwall were celebrating today as their rail link with the rest of the country was restored in time for the Easter holidays, following eight weeks of painstaking repairs to the storm-ravaged railway at Dawlish. Mark Carne, chief executive, Network Rail, said: “Our army of engineers has done an amazing job of putting back together a railway that was ravaged by the elements.” → Read More

Network Rail unveils £38bn UK investment

Network Rail unveils £38bn UK investment

31st Mar 2014 in Rail News

Millions of people across the UK are set to benefit from an ambitious five-year £38bn spending and investment programme – part of the biggest sustained investment programme ever – that will transform today’s railway giving passengers more trains, more seats, reduced congestion and bigger, better stations. The five-year plan will see the busiest parts of Britain’s rail network targeted making a very real difference to millions of people’s lives and providing a significant boost to the economy. → Read More

Safety event targets misused level crossing at Rossington, UK

Safety event targets misused level crossing at Rossington, UK

Press Release | 26th Mar 2014 in Rail News

Level crossing users in Rossington, UK are being reminded of the importance of rail safety at an awareness event on Thursday 27 March → Read More

Rail minister visits new £59m Ipswich rail link

Rail minister visits new £59m Ipswich rail link

Press Release | 25th Mar 2014 in Rail News

Transport minister Stephen Hammond was in Ipswich on Friday 21 March to see the newly completed 1.2km stretch of railway built by Network Rail to increase capacity for freight trains and ease a major bottleneck affecting passenger services on the Great Eastern Main Line. → Read More

Rail services between Barmouth to Harlech to be restored ahead of schedule

Rail services between Barmouth to Harlech to be restored ahead of schedule

Press Release | 23rd Mar 2014 in Rail News

Trains are set to run again between Barmouth and Harlech on 1 May as Network Rail completes the massive £10m programme of storm repairs two weeks ahead of schedule. → Read More

Rail group to map out resilience strategy for Devon and Cornwall

Rail group to map out resilience strategy for Devon and Cornwall

Press Release | 22nd Mar 2014 in Rail News

A rail taskforce pulling together a dozen national and regional organisations has been established, marking the launch of a high-level study that aims to protect a key rail link between Devon and Cornwall against extreme weather. → Read More

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