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Passengers warned to plan journeys in advance and only travel by train if absolutely necessary on 18 and 20 August due to continued national industrial action: KX passengers

Passengers warned to plan journeys in advance and only travel by train if absolutely necessary on 18 and 20 August due to continued national industrial action

Thursday 11 Aug 2022
  • Coordinated industry contingency plan will see around 20% of services running and some parts of the country with no rail services
  • Special timetables for 18 and 20 August are due to be published on 14 and 16 August, but it is likely that trains will start later and finish much earlier than usual, between 7.30am and 6.30pm
  • Passengers are asked to plan ahead, check before they travel, to expect disruption and to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary
Railway open for August Bank Holiday rush as Network Rail delivers upgrades to improve passenger journeys: Manchester Piccadilly passengers on platform June 2022-2

Railway open for August Bank Holiday rush as Network Rail delivers upgrades to improve passenger journeys

Monday 8 Aug 2022
  • Vast majority of network (95%) will be open for business as usual, but some routes will be affected by the works taking place, so passengers are asked to check before they travel
  • Network Rail will deliver £90m worth of upgrades to the railway this August Bank Holiday

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Huge increase in station footfall during opening week of Edinburgh Festival: Edinburgh Waverley busy during the Fringe Festival 2022

Huge increase in station footfall during opening week of Edinburgh Festival

Friday 12 Aug 2022

The number of people passing through Waverley Station on the first week of the Edinburgh Festival reached over 800,000.

People travelling in Horsham are being advised to plan ahead as Network Rail closes Parsonage Road level crossing to pedestrians and motorists for 10 days as part of £8m investment: level crossing-420

People travelling in Horsham are being advised to plan ahead as Network Rail closes Parsonage Road level crossing to pedestrians and motorists for 10 days as part of £8m investment

Friday 12 Aug 2022

Both Parsonage Road and Littlehaven level crossings will be closed to improve reliability of the railway for passengers and make level crossings safer for motorists and people travelling by foot. 

Work continues over August Bank Holiday to introduce digital signalling on East Coast Main Line: East Coast Digital Programme-7

Work continues over August Bank Holiday to introduce digital signalling on East Coast Main Line

Friday 12 Aug 2022

Passengers intending to travel between London Kings Cross and Stevenage and on Great Northern routes into Moorgate over the August Bank Holiday weekend are being asked to plan ahead due to engineering work, and check how their journey may be affected. 

Safety message clear as Leven work ramps up: Plant movement on Levenmouth Rail corridor

Safety message clear as Leven work ramps up

Thursday 11 Aug 2022

Work to build the second mile of new track on the Levenmouth Rail Link is now underway.

Birmingham New Street closed this Saturday during train drivers’ strike: Birmingham New Street empty concourse departure boards during June 2022 strikes

Birmingham New Street closed this Saturday during train drivers’ strike

Thursday 11 Aug 2022

Passengers are being warned that no trains will be running to or from Birmingham New Street station this Saturday (13 August) during industrial action by train drivers.

Train drivers' strike to close London Euston station this Saturday: Euston station entrance right of piazza August 2022

Train drivers' strike to close London Euston station this Saturday

Thursday 11 Aug 2022

Passengers are being warned that no trains will be running to or from London Euston station this Saturday (13 August) during industrial action by train drivers.

Passengers warned to plan journeys in advance and only travel by train if absolutely necessary on 18 and 20 August due to continued national industrial action: KX passengers

Passengers warned to plan journeys in advance and only travel by train if absolutely necessary on 18 and 20 August due to continued national industrial action

Thursday 11 Aug 2022
  • Coordinated industry contingency plan will see around 20% of services running and some parts of the country with no rail services
  • Special timetables for 18 and 20 August are due to be published on 14 and 16 August, but it is likely that trains will start later and finish much earlier than usual, between 7.30am and 6.30pm
  • Passengers are asked to plan ahead, check before they travel, to expect disruption and to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary
Reminder: Network Rail apologises to Bees fans for own goal as engineering work hits Saturday's United match: Red for danger

Reminder: Network Rail apologises to Bees fans for own goal as engineering work hits Saturday's United match

Wednesday 10 Aug 2022

Network Rail has said sorry to Brentford fans ahead of four days of engineering work that clash with the club’s match against Manchester United.