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Regular passenger services to Okehampton resume for first time in nearly 50 years: Regular passenger services resume on the Dartmoor Line

Regular passenger services to Okehampton resume for first time in nearly 50 years

Saturday 20 Nov 2021

Today (Saturday 20 November 2021) marks the return of regular train services on the Dartmoor Line between Exeter and Okehampton, for the first time in almost half a century.

Record turnout for Rail Wellbeing Live 2021: John Halsall presenting the opening session live from London Bridge station on day 1 of Rail Wellbeing Live

Record turnout for Rail Wellbeing Live 2021

Friday 19 Nov 2021
  • Over 16,000 people from 600 organisations took part in Rail Wellbeing Live 2021, the rail industry’s biggest event dedicated to health and wellbeing
  • Fearne Cotton, Jason Fox, Rebecca Adlington and Paul Merson were among this year’s celebrity speakers
  • All sessions are free to view online on-demand until Thursday 2 December.

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Storm Arwen conditions set to affect rail services across Wales & Borders: Network Rail logo

Storm Arwen conditions set to affect rail services across Wales & Borders

Friday 26 Nov 2021

With winds of up to 70mph expected to hit some parts of Wales from Friday 26 November, Network Rail has announced speed restrictions to keep passengers safe.

Major service changes in North East and Yorkshire as Storm Arwen arrives in Britain: Network Rail logo

Major service changes in North East and Yorkshire as Storm Arwen arrives in Britain

Friday 26 Nov 2021

Network Rail and train operators are warning passengers of severe disruption to rail services tonight and into the weekend as wind speeds of up to 100mph are forecast.

Major service changes on East Coast Main Line as Storm Arwen arrives in Britain: Network Rail logo

Major service changes on East Coast Main Line as Storm Arwen arrives in Britain

Friday 26 Nov 2021

Network Rail and train operators are warning passengers of severe disruption to rail services tonight and into the weekend as wind speeds of up to 100mph are forecast.

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Storm conditions set to affect passengers and rail services on Scotland’s east coast

Friday 26 Nov 2021

With winds of up to 90mph expected to hit the east coast of Scotland from late this afternoon (Friday, November 26) Scotland’s Railway will be introducing speed restrictions and closing some lines to trains.

Broken-down train causes Manchester Piccadilly disruption: Generic signal picture 16x9

Broken-down train causes Manchester Piccadilly disruption

Friday 26 Nov 2021

Passengers in the North West are being warned of major delays after a train broke down outside Manchester Piccadilly station.

West Coast main line: Christmas travel clear – upgrades in New Year: Avanti West Coast train passing Willesden track upgrade worksite March 2021

West Coast main line: Christmas travel clear – upgrades in New Year

Thursday 25 Nov 2021
  • Christmas and New Year bank holiday journeys free from disruptive railway upgrades
  • Advance warning of work between 4-12 January between Milton Keynes and Rugby
  • Please ‘look before you book’ to know your travel options
  • Passengers should wear a face covering in busy indoor settings unless they are exempt
Track works completed between Norwich and London to improve reliability: London to Norwich GEML overhead wire works

Track works completed between Norwich and London to improve reliability

Thursday 25 Nov 2021

Network Rail has completed essential track and maintenance works between Marks Tey and Chelmsford on the busy London to Norwich main line.

Fewer delays and cancellations for passengers following launch of innovative pilot scheme: Traffic management and crew & stock resource management system pilot

Fewer delays and cancellations for passengers following launch of innovative pilot scheme

Wednesday 24 Nov 2021

Network Rail has launched a new pilot project that integrates its traffic management system with Great Western Railway’s crew and stock resource management system – a first in the UK rail industry.