A £530m investment package to transform rail travel in the north of England through better stations and quicker, more frequent services was unveiled by Network Rail today.
A major Network Rail scheme to improve the Cambrian line with one of the world’s most advanced signalling technologies moves a step closer to completion today.
Network Rail is to replace 23 miles of track this year on the famous Settle – Carlisle line with virtually no disruption to passenger train services.
Network Rail has published the final version of the Route Utilisation Strategy (RUS) for Kent, which sets out a 30-year vision to create a bigger and better railway to serve Kent, parts of East Sussex and south London.
Despite the severe weather over the past month, eight out of 10 trains still ran to time and almost 92%, or 19,000 each weekday, of scheduled services ran.
As part of a £71m project designed to remove up to 50,000 lorries a year from the region’s roads and provide a cheaper, quicker and more practical way of transporting goods around the country, Network Rail has successfully lowered both tracks through Southampton Tunnel more than a year ahead of schedule.
Network Rail is funding a £250m project to create a new main line from London to Oxfordshire and to deliver much faster services on the Chiltern route to Banbury and Birmingham
Network Rail repeats its offer in an open letter to the union today urging them to talk and not walk away again from opportunities to resolve the dispute in south Wales.
Owing to nearly £200m of investment and vital improvement work carried out over the Christmas period, the skyline near Newport station now boasts a new footbridge and the railway at Severn Tunnel Junction is about to be completely revamped.
Today marks the successful completion of the first phase of improvement work for the huge rail investment scheme in the Newport area, which will enhance the reliability of the 3m rail journeys made each year via Severn Tunnel Junction.
All peak-time rail services in south Wales ran unaffected this morning despite the strike action. 95% of the trains arrived on time, bringing thousands of passengers to their destinations safely.
Network Rail has extended the length of the platforms at the temporary Workington North railway station to meet passenger demand and the longer trains now calling there.