Network Rail today announced the successful completion of more than £40 million of improvement work over the Easter break, delivering a bigger and better railway for passengers.
“The signallers strike is off and train services next week will run as normal. This is good news for the millions of passengers who rely on us every day, and for our freight users and for the country as a whole.”
After representations were made to us by the RMT’s legal team, Network Rail has agreed to adjourn our application for an injunction at the High Court to prevent a national rail strike until 10am Thursday 1 April.
Talks aimed at resolving the on-going rail dispute began again today at ACAS.
Some Network Rail colleagues have announced that they plan to take industrial action.
Robin Gisby, director of operations and customer services, said: “Passengers want more trains - starting earlier and running later - with fewer buses and more trains at weekends.
Network Rail today welcomed the budget day visit by the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer to see one of London’s biggest infrastructure projects.
Network Rail has announced a £30m package of work to make Manchester’s Victoria station fit for the 21st century.
Train performance improved by almost 6% in February compared to 2009 with 92 out of 100 trains arriving on time over the last four weeks.
A major programme of improvement work is due to take place on the railway between Southampton and Farnborough over the Easter weekend (Friday 2 to Monday 5 April) resulting in changes to the South West Trains timetable.
Network Rail today (Thursday 11 March) reiterated its support for high-speed rail as the government published its command paper.
“Today Network Rail welcomes the support of the Office of Rail Regulation for our maintenance re-organisation. An efficient railway is a safe railway. As the ORR clearly says, the principles of our changes are sound and appropriate.”