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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

Wirral residents invited to drop-in event to learn more about vegetation work taking between Hooton and Bromborough.

Wirral residents invited to drop-in event to learn more about vegetation work taking between Hooton and Bromborough.: Network Rail engineers clearing overgrown vegetation

Monday 26 Sep 2016

Network Rail is holding an information drop-in event to explain upcoming vegetation work on the Wirral.

Passengers between Preston and Blackpool urged to check before they travel as railway upgrade begins

Passengers between Preston and Blackpool urged to check before they travel as railway upgrade begins: Blackpool North Station Photograph

Monday 26 Sep 2016

Work to electrify the railway between Preston and Blackpool will begin next month.

The upgrade, part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, will provide passengers with better, more reliable journeys and is part of a £1bn+ Northern Programmes investment to enable electric trains to operate on this line of route.

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.