Passengers are being advised to plan their journeys and check before they travel as the final phase of drainage improvements between Preston and Blackpool gets under way in January.
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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, West Midlands Trains, London North Western, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Southern (GTR), Merseyrail, Northern, First TransPennine Express, London Overground, Arriva Trains Wales and Chiltern Railways.
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Network Rail is inviting local people to find about more about our plans for Woburn Sands school crossing.
When passenger Eileen Lawrence lost her wedding ring over the platform edge at Bloxwich North station early one morning she thought it was gone for good. That’s until the Network Rail track team came to her rescue.
Work is underway to upgrade platforms to improve access and capacity for passengers using Watford Junction station.
People travelling between London, the West Midlands, the North West and Cumbria are being advised to plan ahead this Christmas and New Year as Network Rail carries out improvement and maintenance work.
Passengers urged to check before they travel this Christmas as engineering work takes place on Merseyside and in Greater Manchester
People travelling across the North West and further afield are being advised to plan ahead this Christmas and New Year as railway upgrade work may affect journeys.
Work is underway to install new lifts and a footbridge at Kidsgrove station, Staffordshire, to ensure it's accessible for everyone by spring 2019.
As savvy shoppers head to Birmingham for Black Friday weekend bargains, passengers are being advised to plan their journeys, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to choose to travel in and out of the city by train.
Next three Saturdays: buses replace trains between Wigan and Manchester as engineers upgrade the railway
The railway between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester will be closed for the next three Saturdays (24 November and 1 & 8 December) as Network Rail engineers complete a major upgrade.
The main Wigan-Manchester railway lines will be closed to trains on Saturday so that Network Rail can finish off engineering works as part of the Manchester-Preston upgrade.