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Network Rail using innovative fibre-optic technology to boost railway safety and performance: FOAS

Network Rail using innovative fibre-optic technology to boost railway safety and performance

Monday 6 Sep 2021

Network Rail has awarded a contract to a consortium led by Thales Ground Transportation Systems Ltd to develop and trial Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing (FOAS) technology that will support improvements in safety and performance on the railway.

Major track upgrade completed at Bristol East Junction: View of upgraded track at Bristol East Junction

Major track upgrade completed at Bristol East Junction

Saturday 4 Sep 2021

The completion of this project has resulted in a clever new track layout and state of the art signalling equipment, meaning passengers will experience better journeys when travelling to and from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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Safety warning issued as train activity to start on Dartmoor Line: Okehampton station ongoing improvements

Safety warning issued as train activity to start on Dartmoor Line

Friday 17 Sep 2021

Network Rail is asking people to avoid attempting to access the Dartmoor Line as the number of trains travelling along the railway increases from next week (week commencing 20 September).

Drone footage shows picturesque rail route’s protection from landslips: Drone shot showing the secured railway cutting at Cumwhinton

Drone footage shows picturesque rail route’s protection from landslips

Friday 17 Sep 2021

Drone footage has been released showing how one of the country’s most picturesque rail routes has been protected from landslips to secure future journeys for passengers and freight.

One of the world's oldest railway tunnels gets some tender loving care: Summit Tunnel aerial image Calderbrook end winter 3

One of the world's oldest railway tunnels gets some tender loving care

Thursday 16 Sep 2021

One of the world’s oldest railway tunnels is being made more reliable for passengers this autumn.

Stratford station congestion relief scheme secures DfT development funding:  MG 7090-2

Stratford station congestion relief scheme secures DfT development funding

Thursday 16 Sep 2021

Network Rail has secured a £2m boost from the Department of Transport (DfT) to help develop plans to help relieve congestion at London’s Stratford station.

£1million Signed Off To Upgrade Billingham Station Access: Artists impression of new look Billingham Station

£1million Signed Off To Upgrade Billingham Station Access

Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has signed off a £1million investment to significantly improve disability access at Billingham railway station.

Picture perfect – painting a brighter future for Bristol Temple Meads station: Bristol Temple Meads forecourt canopies newly painted

Picture perfect – painting a brighter future for Bristol Temple Meads station

Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

Passengers will be greeted by a smarter, brighter and more welcoming entrance to Bristol Temple Meads following the completion of work to give the station canopies a face-lift.

Network Rail invites people to have their say on plans to close Copmanthorpe level crossing: Copmanthorpe level crossing

Network Rail invites people to have their say on plans to close Copmanthorpe level crossing

Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

Network Rail is asking people in Copmanthorpe to give their feedback on plans to fully close a footpath level crossing and provide an alternative safe access over the railway.

Tree cutting will improve autumn safety at Dalgety Bay station: Dal Bay 1

Tree cutting will improve autumn safety at Dalgety Bay station

Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

Network Rail will carry out tree and vegetation management around Dalgety Bay station from September 27 until December.