Network Rail today announced the successful bidders for two major design contracts for the redevelopment of London Bridge station and the remodelling and resignalling of the railway infrastructure in the London Bridge area.
The Government will invest in more than 2,100 new rail carriages for Britain’s railways by 2019, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced today as he unveiled plans to modernise the rail network, tackle overcrowding, improve reliability and speed up journeys.
Almost 93% of services on Britain’s railway ran on time during the last reporting month – mid September to mid October - matching last year’s ‘best ever’ record for train performance during the seventh period of the year.
Transport minister Theresa Villiers visited Reading today to confirm that the £850m funding for the railway upgrade project is safe following the government’s comprehensive spending review.
Track improvements at the Lafarge Rail Terminal at Mountsorrel are bringing benefits for both passenger and freight services on the Midland main line.
Britain’s railway saw record punctuality in August with 94.2% of trains running on time.
Britain’s railway saw record punctuality in August 2010 with 94.2% of trains running on time. One train operator, c2c, recorded almost 99% of services on time – another new record.
There will be alterations to services over the August Bank Holiday weekend because of route improvement work but the principal travel days of Friday and Bank Holiday Monday will see near normal services operating.