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Network Rail gives suppliers cashflow boost: Track renewal work at Carnforth-2

Network Rail gives suppliers cashflow boost

Thursday 2 Apr 2020

Network Rail is giving thousands of British firms a vital boost to their cashflow during the coronavirus crisis, by announcing a move to immediate payments for its suppliers. This means payment could be up to seven days quicker for SMEs and up to 28 days quicker for other suppliers.

Network Rail supports key workers with free parking: Piccadilly car park

Network Rail supports key workers with free parking

Wednesday 1 Apr 2020

Network Rail has today announced it is offering key workers free parking at 24 locations across Britain, as the country responds to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Freight trains carry over 250,000 tonnes of goods across South East in one week as COVID-19 crisis continues: Freight service - Chichester

Freight trains carry over 250,000 tonnes of goods across South East in one week as COVID-19 crisis continues

Friday 3 Apr 2020

The railway across the South East is carrying thousands of tonnes of goods by freight to support the economy and to keep supermarkets stocked up with essential supplies.

Key worker journeys jeopardised after metal thieves rip out railway signalling cable: Cable thefts

Key worker journeys jeopardised after metal thieves rip out railway signalling cable

Friday 3 Apr 2020

Metal thieves have disrupted the journeys of key workers after ripping out hundreds of metres of railway signalling cable.

Over 260,000 tonnes of vital supplies carried by freight across the home counties  during the Covid19 pandemic: Freight service - Chichester

Over 260,000 tonnes of vital supplies carried by freight across the home counties during the Covid19 pandemic

Friday 3 Apr 2020

The railway across Wessex, Kent and Sussex is carrying thousands of tonnes of goods by freight to support the economy and to keep supermarkets stocked up with essential supplies.

Iconic Glenfinnan viaduct lit-up for our NHS heroes: 27A67819-0B6B-449A-BCC1-4996A474DC1E

Iconic Glenfinnan viaduct lit-up for our NHS heroes

Thursday 2 Apr 2020

The iconic Glenfinnan viaduct joined landmarks across the UK turning blue to show public support for NHS staff treating coronavirus patients.

Network Rail gives suppliers cashflow boost: Track renewal work at Carnforth-2

Network Rail gives suppliers cashflow boost

Thursday 2 Apr 2020

Network Rail is giving thousands of British firms a vital boost to their cashflow during the coronavirus crisis, by announcing a move to immediate payments for its suppliers. This means payment could be up to seven days quicker for SMEs and up to 28 days quicker for other suppliers.

Free parking for key workers at Network Rail stations and car parks across the west: Paddington Station entrance

Free parking for key workers at Network Rail stations and car parks across the west

Thursday 2 Apr 2020

Key workers including NHS staff can now park for free at several Network Rail stations across the west including at Bristol Temple Meads, Chippenham, Swindon, Reading and London Paddington.

West Midlands and Chilterns areas keep vital freight moving during coronavirus crisis: Freight trains in a railway sidings

West Midlands and Chilterns areas keep vital freight moving during coronavirus crisis

Thursday 2 Apr 2020
  • West Midlands petrol arrives by rail from Humberside
  • Steel transported in and out of Wolverhampton and Stourbridge
  • Imported household goods and food arrive into Birmingham for distribution from UK’s deep-sea ports
One million tonnes of critical supplies transported weekly along the West Coast main line during Covid-19 crisis: Freight train carrying goods

One million tonnes of critical supplies transported weekly along the West Coast main line during Covid-19 crisis

Thursday 2 Apr 2020
  • Scotland’s supermarkets rely on goods by rail from Daventry 
  • Royal Mail post goes by rail between London and Glasgow
  • Imported goods into West Midlands from deep-sea ports