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Rail chiefs to act as new research reveals girls “switch off” from engineering by 14

Network Rail, Thameslink Programme and contractors celebrate Women in Engineering Day

Thursday 27 Aug 2015

Network Rail today pledged to change its approach as it seeks to boost the number of women working on the railways after new research revealed that girls as young as seven have an ‘unconscious bias’ against engineering and by 14, many have fully switched off from it as a career option.

Network Rail transparency update

Network Rail transparency update

Wednesday 26 Aug 2015

Network Rail has today published new and updated information on its online transparency portal, including payments made for disruption on the railway and its performance under Freedom of Information.

Latest regional news

Residents invited to drop-in event to find out more about the reconstruction of Stratton Green bridge in Swindon

Stratton Green bridge in Swindon

Friday 28 Aug 2015

Swindon residents are invited to attend a drop-in event to find out more about the work that will soon be taking place to prepare Stratton Green bridge for the arrival of a new fleet of electric trains.

Two level crossings near Romsey to be improved – please check for road closures

Two level crossings near Romsey to be improved – please check for road closures

Friday 28 Aug 2015

A pair of rural level crossings near Romsey in Hampshire are about to be upgraded to improve safety and reliability.

Station staff prepare for Leeds Festival

Leeds station

Thursday 27 Aug 2015

Network Rail staff are preparing themselves for an influx of music lovers ahead of the annual Leeds Festival this weekend.

Motorists face prosecution for risking lives at one-way crossing

Signs on the approach to Lolham level crossing which is now one-way

Thursday 27 Aug 2015

Motorists are being warned that they will be prosecuted for driving the wrong way towards a level crossing on the East Coast Main Line in Lincolnshire.