City Thameslink station is about to undergo a major facelift as part of the £5.5bn Thameslink rail upgrade. Network Rail is investing £4.5m to improve infrastructure at the station, which is a key gateway to the City of London and is used by more than seven million passengers each year.
Network Rail reported today that it had beaten almost all the main regulatory targets set for the company for the past five years.
A new robot-based service has been launched to help fight fires and support other major incidents, in particular those where acetylene gas cylinders which can become highly unstable are involved. The initiative, which is jointly funded by Network Rail, will minimise disruption to major transport systems in and around London and help protect fire fighters.
Built with a special sustainable material that is also used by the Eden Project, the new station will become the greenest and the biggest station work in south Wales.
Plans for a multi-million-pound train and tram interchange station at Gogar, in west Edinburgh, will be exhibited to the public for the first time on Wednesday (29 July), when Network Rail hosts the first of two public exhibitions at the Gyle shopping centre.
Rick Haythornthwaite has taken over as Chairman of Network Rail following the departure of Sir Ian McAllister at the company’s AGM held in Bristol yesterday.
NETWORK Rail has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will support a £1.1 billion rolling programme of rail electrification, starting with the Great Western main line between London, Cardiff and Swansea and the Liverpool to Manchester route.
Network Rail was today fined £70,000 and ordered to pay costs of £25,000 after its failure to properly maintain a level crossing led to the derailment of a 90mph train.
Companies working across the rail industry last night scooped top business awards when they were honoured for producing projects of excellence at Network Rail’s first annual Partnership Awards ceremony.