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Majority of rail network open for business as usual over August Bank Holiday as railway continues to welcome back passengers: King's Cross-107

Majority of rail network open for business as usual over August Bank Holiday as railway continues to welcome back passengers

Monday 26 Jul 2021
  • Vast majority of the rail network – over 95% – will be open for business as usual over the August Bank Holiday
  • Some routes will be affected by the upgrade works taking place, so passengers should plan ahead
  • The railway expects people to follow government guidance and out of respect for others, wear a face covering in busy indoor settings unless they are exempt
New safety warning as a third of British adults say they would risk all by stepping onto the railway track to retrieve their mobile phone: You vs Train - Shattered Lives campaign

New safety warning as a third of British adults say they would risk all by stepping onto the railway track to retrieve their mobile phone

Monday 12 Jul 2021
  • Purse / wallet (33%) and keys (31%) were among the other personal items adults would retrieve from the track
  • Yet 98% of adults understand that stepping onto the tracks carries risk of serious injury or death
  • Seven-time Paralympian Simon Munn, MBE, joins Network Rail and British Transport Police to launch new safety film – Shattered Lives – highlighting the devastating consequences of adult trespass

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Dartmoor Line level crossing upgrade information event: The Dartmoor Line

Dartmoor Line level crossing upgrade information event

Friday 30 Jul 2021

Network Rail is inviting the local community to attend an information event next week to find out more about forthcoming improvements to the level crossings along the Dartmoor Line.

Network Rail thanks Strathbungo community after footbridge design vote: Bridge A.3 - high red

Network Rail thanks Strathbungo community after footbridge design vote

Friday 30 Jul 2021

Local residents in the Southside of Glasgow have voted overwhelmingly for a new railway footbridge connecting Darnley Road and Moray Place in Strathbungo.

Viaduct protection work begins at Orbiston: orbiston viaduct north lanarkshire

Viaduct protection work begins at Orbiston

Friday 30 Jul 2021

Work is now underway on a £1.1m project to protect Orbiston Viaduct in North Lanarkshire.

Step into STEM: London King’s Cross to hold day of educational activities for children: STEM Learning

Step into STEM: London King’s Cross to hold day of educational activities for children

Thursday 29 Jul 2021

Network Rail has teamed up with partners to put on a day of free science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities at King’s Cross.

More than 700 North West railway trespass incidents since April: Still from Shattered LIves video 2

More than 700 North West railway trespass incidents since April

Thursday 29 Jul 2021

More than 700 people have risked their lives trespassing on North West rail routes since April this year.

More than 400 West Midlands rail network trespass incidents since April: Still from Shattered Lives video

More than 400 West Midlands rail network trespass incidents since April

Thursday 29 Jul 2021

More than 400 people have risked their lives trespassing on West Midlands rail routes since April this year.

New assisted travel lounge opens at Reading station: Reading Assissted Travel Lounge

New assisted travel lounge opens at Reading station

Wednesday 28 Jul 2021

Passengers with disabilities and reduced mobility who require assistance can now benefit from a new travel lounge at Reading station, which aims to provide a safe, calm and pleasant space while waiting for their train.

Repairs planned to stabilise a railway cutting in Hove means some changes to train services in September: Hove cutting

Repairs planned to stabilise a railway cutting in Hove means some changes to train services in September

Wednesday 28 Jul 2021

Vital work to stabilise a railway cutting in Hove and prevent delays caused by landslips will be taking place between Saturday 18 September 2021 and Friday 1 October 2021 (inclusive). While this work takes place, no trains can run on the route directly linking Brighton with Hove.