Wagons are being lifted off the track with a rail crane, as a major recovery operation gets underway at the site where a freight train derailed in Ely on Monday 14 August.
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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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Nine year old Summer Scopes from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex, has won a nationwide competition to design a poster to raise awareness of railway safety. Her winning poster design will appear at Network Rail stations across Britain today, helping to reach millions of young people with messages about railway safety.
Services between Ely and Peterborough are being affected following the derailment of a freight train that has also caused significant damage to the track. Network Rail engineers expect that the recovery to take several days. Passengers are urged to check with their train operators before traveling this evening and over the next few days.
Rail journeys between Ipswich, Lowestoft and Felixstowe will now be smoother and more reliable following the installation of 15km of new track over a nine-day closure.
The Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, unveiled a plaque at Cambridgeshire’s newest station today (Monday 7 August) to officially mark its opening.
Work to build a new track between Stratford and Angel Road is being stepped up this autumn as part of the £170m Lee Valley Rail Programme to increase services and boost local regeneration. Network Rail and Greater Anglia are urging passengers traveling between Cheshunt and London Liverpool Street to check before they travel at weekends as trains are diverted to allow the orange army to get to work.
A railway bridge over the Briggate River in Whittlesey, Peterborough, is set to be replaced during the August bank holiday weekend while the river remains open to traffic as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
A £46m Network Rail project to improve reliability and reduce delays on the Southend Victoria branch line has been accelerated with overnight work to bring benefits to passengers sooner.
Gospel Oak to Barking electrification works to be complete in time for arrival of new double- length electric trains
Network Rail today set out the plan for delivering the remaining electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line ahead of the introduction of new trains from spring 2018.
New technology launched today as near misses involving children at level crossings in Anglia expected to rise over the summer holidays
New technology goes live today at level crossings in Anglia, as new figures from Network Rail¹ reveal that young people are more likely to have a near miss at a level crossing during the summer. Light nights, coupled with the summer holidays, spell danger for Britain’s youth with August and early September seeing near misses at level crossings rise significantly¹.