New figures from Network Rail¹ reveal that 14pc report a near miss or accident when using their mobile phone around the transport network.
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Network Rail’s Anglia Route comprises over 1,700 miles of track from London Liverpool Street station to Norwich in the east and Cambridge in the west, the North London Line from Gospel Oak to Barking East, and Essex Thameside from Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness. With over 63.6 million passenger journeys, Liverpool Street is the third busiest railway station in Britain and the route is well connected with two airports, Stansted and Southend. Crossrail, when completed in 2019, will run from Shenfield to Liverpool Street and connect to Heathrow, and will transform journeys into the Capital by delivering more capacity and better connections to the City.
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New figures from Network Rail¹ reveal that 15pc report a near miss or accident when using their mobile phone around the transport network.
Time-lapse footage shows work to replace overhead wire to reduce delays for rail passengers in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex
Time-lapse footage captured by Network Rail over the weekend (24-25 September) shows engineers taking down over 1km of overhead wire on the railway at Gidea Park, so it can be replaced with new wire that will reduce delays for passengers as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
From this Saturday (24 September) there will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking (seven days a week) until February 2017 while work takes place to electrify the route ready for new trains that will carry twice as many passengers.
Children at a school in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, took part in a presentation and quiz about railway safety yesterday (Tuesday 13 September) as part of an afternoon assembly.
Pictures drawn by children at a primary school in Walthamstow add a splash of colour to hoardings around the railway station at Walthamstow Queens Road, where work is taking place to electrify the railway.
Public events to showcase latest plans to close or modify level crossings in Essex, Havering, Southend and Thurrock
People across Essex, Havering, Southend and Thurrock are being invited to a second round of consultation events next month to see Network Rail’s updated proposals to close or change the use of 61 level crossings across the region by altering the public Rights of Way network.
- Customers are being reminded that a full closure of the railway line between Gospel Oak and Barking will commence in late September following first phase of work
- Network Rail and Transport for London will be holding drop-in sessions at stations to answer questions
- From early 2018 passengers will benefit from four car trains that will provide double the space, reduce congestion and improve journeys
Photos have captured the moment a new railway bridge was rolled into place in Norwich, using similar self-propelled modular transporter machines that transport NASA rockets.
The reconstruction of Wightman Road bridge in Haringey, which runs over an important railway line connecting Gospel Oak and Barking, is almost complete and the road will reopen on Monday, 5 September.