Local politicians have seen first-hand the scale of the repairs needed to reopen the railway between Buxton and Manchester after a significant landslip closed the line in June.
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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 residents in Chorley to an information event to find out more about upcoming work to manage vegetation near the railway to keep rail passengers and staff safe.
Network Rail has thanked neighbours and passengers for their patience and understanding after work to replace a subway and alter track at Chorley station was carried out over the bank holiday weekend.
Network Rail is to rebuild a railway bridge in Chester which will require less future maintenance, helping to provide passengers with a more reliable service through the area.
Network Rail is using virtual reality technology to save time and money and improve safety as it prepares to redevelop one of Britain’s major stations.
The rail network reopened on time this morning after £30m of rail improvements were completed over the bank holiday weekend.
Passengers travelling between Preston and Bolton urged to check before they travel this bank holiday weekend
Passengers are being reminded that work in Chorley, which will enable electric trains to run between Manchester and Preston, will affect rail services between Preston and Bolton over the August bank holiday weekend.
Passengers are being advised to check before they travel this August bank holiday as improvement work will be taking place at locations across the network.
Members of the public are being invited to attend a drop-in-event to find out more about Network Rail’s work to replace Haslucks Green Road bridge in Shirley.
Network Rail learns to tell its Noctules from its Natterers as East West Rail experts carry out extensive bat studies
Network Rail is working with ecologists to carry out an extensive study into what impact the new railway upgrade between Oxford and Bedford will have on the local environment, paying particular attention to a rare species of bat known to roost in the local area.