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Network Rail supporting initiatives to solve railway challenges: London Bridge Comms Room

Network Rail supporting initiatives to solve railway challenges

Wednesday 8 Jul 2020

Network Rail is supporting 11 of the 25 winning entrants of the Government’s £9.4m First of a Kind (FOAK) 2020 competition to provide a better, more reliable and efficient railway for passengers and freight users.

Passengers who must travel urged to plan ahead over Late May Bank Holiday weekend: Social distancing at work: Safety has been paramount on the Gatwick project. Here, engineers pull a cable into position

Passengers who must travel urged to plan ahead over Late May Bank Holiday weekend

Tuesday 19 May 2020
  • Passengers should only travel if they have to over forthcoming Late May Bank Holiday
  • Network Rail’s engineering works – designed to improve passengers’ journeys in future – will affect some routes
  • Passengers who do have to travel should check before they travel

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Competition launched to shape Britain’s future railway stations: small-medium-station-example

Competition launched to shape Britain’s future railway stations

Tuesday 14 Jul 2020

Network Rail and RIBA Competitions have today (14 July 2020) launched an international competition to shape the future of Britain’s railway stations.

Network Rail backs mural in Purley with an historic pear tree: Purley mural with Lionel Stanhope and Catherine Garrad

Network Rail backs mural in Purley with an historic pear tree

Tuesday 14 Jul 2020

Network Rail has teamed up with street artist Lionel Stanhope and Purley Business Improvement District for a mural honouring the Anglo-Saxon heritage of the area.

Kent commuters warned to expect longer journey times and busier trains as work to upgrade signalling equipment through South East London takes place in late July: Red for danger

Kent commuters warned to expect longer journey times and busier trains as work to upgrade signalling equipment through South East London takes place in late July

Tuesday 14 Jul 2020

Commuters from parts of Kent are being warned to expect their journeys to and from London could take longer and peak time services will be busier as trains are diverted round week-long engineering work in South East London.

Dozens of railway workers help get hospital ready to treat patients across the south west: Exeter Nightingale 1

Dozens of railway workers help get hospital ready to treat patients across the south west

Monday 13 Jul 2020

Patients in the south west will get seen sooner thanks to the help of 60 Network Rail workers who helped transform a DIY store in Exeter into a new Nightingale Hospital.

Vital rail work to take place on the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line to improve reliability: track renewal Gospel Oak to Barking

Vital rail work to take place on the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line to improve reliability

Monday 13 Jul 2020

Track upgrades and bridge strengthening work will be carried out by Network Rail on the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground Line to keep services running smoothly and reliably for passengers.

Major construction work taking place at Crawley station to make it accessible for all passengers: Crawley footbridge

Major construction work taking place at Crawley station to make it accessible for all passengers

Monday 13 Jul 2020

Network Rail has reached a milestone in the £5.8 million Crawley station upgrade, part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme, which include new lifts, ramps and a new footbridge to transform the way people with mobility needs use the railway.

Network Rail urges passengers to check before travelling over next two weekends as vital improvement work takes place on Midland Main Line: Network Rail urges passengers to check before travelling over next two weekends as vital improvement work takes place on Midland Main Line

Network Rail urges passengers to check before travelling over next two weekends as vital improvement work takes place on Midland Main Line

Monday 13 Jul 2020

Network Rail is urging passengers who have to travel over the next two weekends to check their journeys, as vital work continues on the £1.5billion Midland Main Line Upgrade.

West Highland line reopens for passengers: Lochailort July 11

West Highland line reopens for passengers

Monday 13 Jul 2020

The West Highland line reopened for passengers this morning following the successful completion of repair works between Fort William and Mallaig.