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To meet the expected growth in passenger numbers in the Bristol area, Network Rail is replacing the Victorian-era Stapleton Road railway viaduct with demolition set to begin next week. This work will enable Network Rail to double the number of rail lines – from two to four –as part of the Filton Bank Four-tracking project, increasing train services in the region.
Better access to Newbury railway station is a step closer as work to replace the station’s footbridge started this week as Network Rail continues to deliver its Railway Upgrade Plan.
Newly released timelapse footage* from Network Rail and South West Trains shows the installation of London Waterloo’s brand new footbridge, which connects the main station concourse to the former International Terminal.
Bosses responsible for upgrading and modernising Britain’s railway with digital technology have today (20/7) revealed plans how they could incorporate next generation tech from new suppliers, non-railway sectors, and businesses with specialist tech-sector knowledge, while making it easier for these organisations – not usually associated with the railway – to get involved and become partners to the railway network.
Fisherman’s Path footpath crossing near Formby has been locked out of use after an emergency closure was requested by Network Rail and granted by Sefton Council.
- Record £3.9bn spend on enhancements
- Exceptional safety record continues
- Reliability and performance of infrastructure assets now best on record
- Cost efficiencies remain challenging
- Train performance below industry expectations owing to increased congestion, severe weather and industrial action
A major investment to deliver a more reliable railway in West Yorkshire will begin on 5 August 2017 as the Great North Rail Project continues.
Network Rail is inviting residents to attend a public consultation event to find out more about its plans for Kings Mill No 1 level crossing.