New sensor technology at Britain’s biggest and busiest stations has revealed tens of millions of people a year are visiting them to shop, eat and drink, in addition to those who travel by rail.
Network Rail has laid out its proposals, as tasked by the Government in summer 2012, for a new rail link from the Great Western main line to London Heathrow airport.
Major improvement work on the railway between Warrington and Preston was successfully completed this morning after nine consecutive days of intensive engineering. Four life-expired junctions were replaced and three miles of track re-laid to help increase line speeds and make journeys more reliable and punctual for passengers.
Rail passengers are reaping the benefits of years of work to tackle the issue of metal theft on the railway. Network Rail has been working with partners in the railway and from other essential infrastructure industries to tackle this crime which, at its peak, caused more than 6,000 hours worth of delays to trains in a single year. As a result of these efforts, delay was down a combined 2,700 hours in 2012/13.
Network Rail, ATOC and the Rail Freight group are among a group of companies and industries delighted by the successful third reading of MP Richard Ottaway’s Private Members Bill.
Network Rail is holding two days of public events in Lincoln next week to seek comments on proposed designs for a new footbridge over the level crossing at Brayford Wharf East.
Work has started on a major revamp of all the railway tracks and signalling in and around Stalybridge station, which will also see alterations to the platforms, coffee shop and other passenger facilities.