Suicide prevention measures put in place as part of the partnership between Samaritans, Network Rail, British Transport Police (BTP) and the wider rail industry are continuing to reduce deaths on the railway on the London North Western route.
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LNW runs from London Euston in the south, through the West Midlands, the north west of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. It is home to the West Coast main line, the busiest mixed use railway in Europe and the main long distance route between England Scotland. LNW supports the major British cities outside of London – including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as several smaller cities such as Wolverhampton, Stoke, Coventry and Carlisle. Train operators on the route include Virgin Trains, London Midland, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Southern (GTR), Merseyrail, Northern, First TransPennine Express, London Overground, Arriva Trains Wales and Chiltern Railways.
Latest news for this region
A £975,000 project to improve four platforms at Stockport station is nearing completion.
The views of residents, businesses and passengers are being sought on the next stage of plans to continue the transformation of cross country rail services in Britain.
On Friday June 23, the team behind the Ordsall Chord were named winner of the prestigious Major Project award at the Rail Industry Innovation Awards 2017.
Residents living near the Chase line are invited to three drop-in events next week to find out more about work to electrify the railway between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall.
Tameside residents can find out more about the three week closure of Ashton-under-Lyne station at a public drop-in session next Monday (Monday 3 July).
Railway between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall to close for 16 days as electrification gathers pace
Passengers using the Chase line between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall are being urged to check before they travel this August while Network Rail continues to electrify the Chase line.
Ashton-under-Lyne station will close between Saturday 8 and Sunday 31 July while engineering work takes place to enable better journeys between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.
Residents in Blackpool are invited to a drop-in event to find out more about improvements to Blackpool North station and train depot.
Network Rail is inviting Cheshire residents to a series of information events to find out more about upcoming railway vegetation work on the 17 mile stretch of railway between Crewe and Dutton.