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Latest national news

Chiltern Railways boss to join Network Rail board

Rob Brighouse-2

Thursday 30 Jul 2015

Network Rail has today announced the appointment of Rob Brighouse as a non-executive director.

Mr Brighouse has 40 years’ experience in the rail industry and is currently managing director of Chiltern Railways, which runs passenger services between London and the West Midlands and is one of Britain’s best performing operators in terms of punctuality and passenger satisfaction.

Railway crossing safety campaign targets summer cyclists

Footpath crossing cyclist poster

Tuesday 28 Jul 2015

Thousands of Brits will be taking to two wheels as the summer holidays begin this week, inspired by the Tour de France - and with many cycle paths meeting railway level crossings, Network Rail is issuing a timely reminder to cyclists to take extra care as they bike through the countryside.  Its new safety campaign is backed by Sustrans, the charity behind the creation and management of the 14,000-mile National Cycle Network.

Latest regional news

New Siemens Class 700 train for Thameslink arrives in the country


Friday 31 Jul 2015

The UK is now home to the first, brand-new Siemens-built Class 700 Desiro City train, which is set to transform passenger experience on the Thameslink rail routes when it rolls into action next year.

New images show revamped Paddington station

Paddington station revamp - image 1

Thursday 30 Jul 2015

Images showing what Paddington station will look like following its revamp have been released by Network Rail today, as the company begins its work to significantly improve the station’s facilities and provide passengers with a better travelling experience.

UPDATE: Chilham Derailment.


Tuesday 28 Jul 2015

On the evening of Sunday 26 July we received a report that the first carriage of the 2010 Charing Cross to Ramsgate train had become derailed after hitting cattle in the Godmersham area, between Wye and Chilham.

Entertainment meets education as safety day comes to Grimsby town centre

Off The Level Theatre Group

Tuesday 28 Jul 2015

A street theatre group will be among the star attractions at a transport safety day set to take place in the heart of Grimsby this week.