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Network Rail volunteer recognised for his contribution to railway safety

Network Rail volunteer recognised for his contribution to railway safety: Mark Carne with Tom Crosby accepting the  Judges Special Award winner at National Rail Awards 2016

Friday 23 Sep 2016

Network Rail volunteer Tom Crosby received the Judges Special Award at last night’s National Rail Awards. Tom was recognised for the fantastic work he does highlighting the dangers of trespass to children and young adults and received a standing ovation for the fantastic work he’s done in his community.

Birmingham New Street station marks one year since its grand reopening

Birmingham New Street station marks one year since its grand reopening: Birmingham New Street and Grand Central - by day

Tuesday 20 Sep 2016

Birmingham New Street this week marks one year since the £750m redevelopment of one of Britain’s busiest railway stations.

Latest regional news

Network Rail and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service team up to test emergency rescue plans from 100ft high South Wales viaduct

Network Rail and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service team up to test emergency rescue plans from 100ft high South Wales viaduct: Network Rail and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service team up to test emergency rescue plans

Friday 23 Sep 2016

Network Rail and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up to test emergency rescue plans from a 100ft high South Wales viaduct.

Surrey passengers get better station following early completion of £4 million upgrade

Surrey passengers get better station following early completion of £4 million upgrade: The project was officially opened by Stuart Kistruck, route managing director of Network Rail's Wessex route, Jeremy Hunt MP, Cllr Andrew Bolton, local campaigners Andrew Crawte and John Welsman and members of Network Rail and South West Trains

Friday 23 Sep 2016

Passengers at Godalming, Surrey, will benefit from a better, more accessible station after Network Rail officially unveiled a £4m upgrade, which was completed four weeks earlier than planned, alongside representatives from the Department for Transport; the council; a local access campaigner; Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey; and South West Trains.

Rail industry publishes document to inform future of Scotland's railway

Rail industry publishes document to inform future of Scotland's railway: Glasgow Central - concourse with crowd

Friday 23 Sep 2016

Rail industry leaders have today published ‘Investing in the Future’, a report that will be a starting point for discussions with the Scottish Government and the public about the future of Scotland’s railway.

Leeds rail bridge to celebrate city’s diversity as part of Railway Upgrade Plan

Leeds rail bridge to celebrate city’s diversity as part of Railway Upgrade Plan: LowerBriggatebridge

Friday 23 Sep 2016

A railway bridge in Leeds is set to be repainted in rainbow colours as part of repair and strengthening work.