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Network Rail warns of the dangers of the railway as trespasser jailed after causing mass disruption: You vs Train

Network Rail warns of the dangers of the railway as trespasser jailed after causing mass disruption

Thursday 15 Aug 2019

Network Rail is reminding the public of the dangers posed by trespassing on the railway after a man who climbed on top of a tunnel overlooking railway lines near St. Pancras International station, blocking trains between London, Kent and France, was jailed.

Passengers reminded to check before they travel over the August bank holiday weekend: Track being position during Acton Grange upgrade

Passengers reminded to check before they travel over the August bank holiday weekend

Monday 12 Aug 2019
  • £98m to be invested in Britain’s rail network over the August bank holiday weekend (Saturday 24 to Monday 26 August inclusive)
  • Railway open for ‘business as usual’ over August bank holiday weekend as majority of the network is unaffected, however there are major changes to services to/from London King’s Cross station

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Public consultation on major rail upgrade to begin in West Yorkshire: Network Rail is starting a public consultation in Kirklees West Yorkshire (002)

Public consultation on major rail upgrade to begin in West Yorkshire

Tuesday 20 Aug 2019

Network Rail is to consult with the community and businesses in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, as plans for a major upgrade of the Transpennine line move into the next stage.

Aberdeen-Inverness line to reopen on-time for passengers: Aberdeen Inverness double-tracking works

Aberdeen-Inverness line to reopen on-time for passengers

Monday 19 Aug 2019

The railway between Aberdeen and Huntly will reopened as planned tomorrow morning (Tuesday, August 20) following the successful completion of a 15-week-long project to upgrade the line.

South Wales passengers urged to check before they travel as electrification work continues: cardiff-261218-016-903x500

South Wales passengers urged to check before they travel as electrification work continues

Monday 19 Aug 2019

On 24 July, Network Rail issued a press release urging passengers in South Wales to plan their journeys in advance of planned work to electrify the South Wales Main Line. This information is still correct and covers the upcoming bank holiday weekend (Sunday only). Please see below.

Passengers urged to check before they travel this August bank holiday: WCML track renewals-2

Passengers urged to check before they travel this August bank holiday

Monday 19 Aug 2019

With five days to go until the August bank holiday weekend passengers are being advised to check before they travel with planned railway improvement work in the Greater Manchester and Milton Keynes areas.

Station staff prepare for Reading Festival revellers: Reading IET

Station staff prepare for Reading Festival revellers

Monday 19 Aug 2019

Network Rail staff at Reading station are preparing to welcome an influx of music lovers ahead of the annual Reading Festival this weekend.

West Highland Line to re-open on Monday: DJI 0945

West Highland Line to re-open on Monday

Friday 16 Aug 2019

Following earlier than anticipated completion of the work to repair damage from recent flooding, Network Rail has announced that the West Highland Line will fully re-open for start of service on Monday, August 19.

New lifts officially opened at Carshalton station with Tom Brake MP and local campaigners: Carshalton best

New lifts officially opened at Carshalton station with Tom Brake MP and local campaigners

Friday 16 Aug 2019
Network Rail warns of the dangers of the railway as trespasser jailed after causing mass disruption: You vs Train

Network Rail warns of the dangers of the railway as trespasser jailed after causing mass disruption

Thursday 15 Aug 2019

Network Rail is reminding the public of the dangers posed by trespassing on the railway after a man who climbed on top of a tunnel overlooking railway lines near St. Pancras International station, blocking trains between London, Kent and France, was jailed.