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Passengers urged to plan ahead as Network Rail carries out £80m railway upgrades over Early May Bank Holiday: Works-210

Passengers urged to plan ahead as Network Rail carries out £80m railway upgrades over Early May Bank Holiday

Monday 19 Apr 2021
  • Network Rail carrying out 620 upgrade projects worth £80m to improve railway for passengers
  • People should continue to follow Government guidance around the use of public transport and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible
  • Those looking to travel by train over the Early May Bank Holiday are urged to plan their journeys in advance and travel at quieter times

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Best laid plans: Network Rail amends bridge refurbishment work after protected birds found nesting in tower: Britannia Bridge photo

Best laid plans: Network Rail amends bridge refurbishment work after protected birds found nesting in tower

Tuesday 20 Apr 2021

Network Rail has had to make changes to planned refurbishment works on the Grade II listed Britannia Bridge, in North Wales, after a pair of peregrine falcons were found to be calling it home. 

Passengers reminded to check before travelling during Early May bank holiday rail improvement works: Guildford track works

Passengers reminded to check before travelling during Early May bank holiday rail improvement works

Monday 19 Apr 2021
  • Following the successful delivery of rail upgrades at Easter, Network Rail will be at work from 1-4 May 2021, when engineers will be improving the railway to deliver real improvements for passengers and freight users.
  • People should continue to follow Government guidance around the use of public transport and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible
Pedestrians spotted trespassing on the railway at Dawlish: People trespassing on the railway line east of Dawlish station underneath Coastguard footbridge

Pedestrians spotted trespassing on the railway at Dawlish

Monday 19 Apr 2021

Network Rail is urging people to follow the designated diversion route when walking between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish following several recent incidents of trespassing on the railway.

South London track and signalling upgrades fully underway along with improvement works at Gatwick Airport station during Early May Bank Holiday: London Victoria works

South London track and signalling upgrades fully underway along with improvement works at Gatwick Airport station during Early May Bank Holiday

Monday 19 Apr 2021
  • The upgrades in south London will improve reliability on the network while major work to improve accessibility at Gatwick Airport station will make journeys easier for all passengers and support people with reduced mobility.
  • People should continue to follow Government guidance around the use of public transport and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible
Wish I Was There – Network Rail launches art competition celebrating the marvel of rail travel: Wish I was there

Wish I Was There – Network Rail launches art competition celebrating the marvel of rail travel

Monday 19 Apr 2021
Network Rail completes vital project to improve two Grantham railway bridges: IMG-20210416-WA0010

Network Rail completes vital project to improve two Grantham railway bridges

Monday 19 Apr 2021

Network Rail has completed a £2.7million project to upgrade two railway bridges in Grantham which carry the busy East Coast Main Line.

South East London and North Kent passengers urged to plan ahead of improvement works over the May Bank Holidays: Bridge over River Stour

South East London and North Kent passengers urged to plan ahead of improvement works over the May Bank Holidays

Monday 19 Apr 2021

Network Rail is advising those planning to travel by train over the May Bank Holidays to plan ahead as it prepares to carry out several refurbishment and upgrade projects across Kent and South East London to improve the railway for passengers.

Passengers urged to check before they travel as Anglia’s rail network set for further upgrades next month: Stratford Easter works-2

Passengers urged to check before they travel as Anglia’s rail network set for further upgrades next month

Monday 19 Apr 2021

Passengers travelling into London on the Great Eastern Main Line and Southend lines are urged to check before they travel next month (May) as planned upgrades will be carried out to improve reliability.