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A life risked on the railway every half hour:  Network Rail issues new trespass safety warning as summer holiday season begins: You vs Train Parallel Lines

A life risked on the railway every half hour: Network Rail issues new trespass safety warning as summer holiday season begins

Monday 22 Jul 2024

Network Rail is urging people to stay off the tracks and not put themselves and others at risk new safety figures reveal that there were more than 19,300 trespass incidents on the rail network in the 2023/24 financial year – that’s one every half an hour.   

Frightening video footage shows people risking their lives at level crossings as Network Rail warns people to stay safe at level crossings during the summer holidays: Network Rail Southern region level crossing safety campaign cropped

Frightening video footage shows people risking their lives at level crossings as Network Rail warns people to stay safe at level crossings during the summer holidays

Monday 15 Jul 2024
  • Network Rail is reminding parents and children to remain vigilant around the railway as incidents of level crossing misuse rise during the summer break
  • Never-seen-before CCTV footage shows reckless behaviour and near misses with trains
  • 258 incidents of misuse and 33 near misses recorded at level crossings across Network Rail’s Kent route over the last year as hotspot locations are revealed
  • Network Rail has set up a dedicated safety centre set up in Margate - believed to be the only one of its kind in the country

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Network Rail develops environmentally friendly sleeper technology: Viewing the hedgehog sleeper at Rail Live 2024

Network Rail develops environmentally friendly sleeper technology

Wednesday 24 Jul 2024

Network Rail’s Wales and Western region has developed a new type of sleeper – used on the railway to support the track – with environmental benefits.

Shields Road bridge on track for completion: Network Rail - Shields Road (Glasgow) bridge replacement - July 2024-3

Shields Road bridge on track for completion

Wednesday 24 Jul 2024

One of Glasgow’s busiest bridges is on track to re-open to traffic next month.

Network Rail and its contractor, Story Contracting are now in the final phase of a £12.6m project to replace the structure on Shields Road.

Popeyes launch at Waterloo Station in a travel retail and Network Rail Property first: Popeyes Waterloo Exterior

Popeyes launch at Waterloo Station in a travel retail and Network Rail Property first

Wednesday 24 Jul 2024

Network Rail has welcomed the opening of Louisiana chicken restaurant Popeyes at Waterloo station, marking Popeyes first foray into travel retail.

Restoration of unique roof underway in Huddersfield station’s historic upgrade: HDFST 06-01 GS-010 (1)

Restoration of unique roof underway in Huddersfield station’s historic upgrade

Tuesday 23 Jul 2024

The restoration of Huddersfield’s existing trainshed station roof will now commence to preserve the structure, with this being one of the few remaining ‘Euston Roof’ examples on the operational railway today.  

New government hub at York Central given planning green light: GPA York HubYork Central

New government hub at York Central given planning green light

Tuesday 23 Jul 2024

Plans for a state-of-the art government office development in York have been given the go-ahead.

Safety warning ahead of new Midland Main Line power lines going live: Midland Main Line Kettering to Wigston, Network Rail (2)

Safety warning ahead of new Midland Main Line power lines going live

Tuesday 23 Jul 2024

People living near the railway in Northamptonshire and Leicestershire are being reminded of the potential risks of overhead power lines as the latest section of the Midland Main Line prepares to go live.

Network Rail issues new trespass safety warning as holiday season begins: You vs Train Parallel Lines cropped

Network Rail issues new trespass safety warning as holiday season begins

Monday 22 Jul 2024

Network Rail is urging people to stay off the tracks and not put themselves and others at risk new safety figures reveal that there were more than 19,300 trespass incidents (2,685 on the Kent routes) on the rail network in the 2023/24 financial year – that’s one every half an hour.   

Network Rail issues new trespass safety warning as summer holiday season begins: You vs Train Parallel Lines cropped

Network Rail issues new trespass safety warning as summer holiday season begins

Monday 22 Jul 2024

Network Rail is urging people to stay off the tracks and not put themselves and others at risk new safety figures reveal that there were more than 19,300 trespass incidents (2,811 on the Sussex route) on the rail network in the 2023/24 financial year – that’s one every half an hour.