Festive train travellers were today urged to “keep a clear head” as a shocking video emerged of a seemingly drunk man falling off a Manchester station platform on to the tracks.
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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.
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Train customers in the West Midlands are being urged to plan journeys in advance and allow extra time over the festive period while work takes place to make the railway more reliable.
A train platform coffee cart today became a focal point for commuter conversations on preventing railway suicides.
Wigan Wallgate station has been preserved for future generations thanks to a £1.014m upgrade to the main building and canopy.
Network Rail is inviting residents to find out more about upcoming railway vegetation work on the railway between Blackrod and Bolton.
Passengers and railway neighbours invited to find out more about railway revolution between Blackpool and Preston
Residents living near the railway in Blackpool and passengers who travel between the seaside resort and Preston are being invited to find out more about the current phase of upgrade work.
Users of Bailey Lane footpath crossing at Grange-over-Sands are being invited to talk about the future of the crossing following a request to Cumbria County Council for it to be permanently closed.
Passengers in Sellafield have got an early Christmas present after a £995,000 new footbridge and improved lighting were unveiled at the station.
Users of a level crossing in rural Cheshire were reminded today (Thursday 23 November) to take care after multiple instances of potentially life-threatening misuse in the past year.
Passenger journeys in and out of Euston will be more reliable following a £4m project to stabilise railway embankments near Watford.