A gang of singing railway workers today made a rowdy bid to top the Christmas pop charts.
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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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Passengers are being advised to check before travelling over the festive period ahead of extensive work to upgrade the railway this Christmas.
Passengers are being reminded that work to provide a better railway across the north of England will mean changes to train services this Christmas.
Network Rail and Chiltern Railways open ground-breaking new rail line connecting Oxford city centre and London
• Completion of the central Oxford-Marylebone route is the first new rail link between a major British city and London in more than 100 years
• Service expected to see over 850,000 journeys per year to/from Oxford station.
• Latest segment of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan - delivered on time and on budget
• Scheme conceived by Chiltern Railway to provide flexibility and choice for customers - then delivered by its partner Network Rail
An iconic railway line in Cumbria that suffered a half-million tonne landslip last December is on schedule to re-open on 31 March next year.
A £3m investment into new facilities at Penrith station means all passengers now have better, easier access to train services.
Rail minister Paul Maynard joined Network Rail, Rochdale Borough Council and Northern at Rochdale station today (Thursday 8 December) to celebrate the completion of the first phase of upgrades on the Calder Valley line that runs between Manchester Victoria and Leeds via Bradford.
More than a quarter of a million people use Birmingham New Street in one day during busiest weekend ever
More than a quarter of a million people used Birmingham New Street on Saturday (26 November), the highest ever number to have used the station in 24 hours.
Passengers are being advised to plan their journeys in advance as the next phase of the major work to upgrade the line between Preston and Blackpool gets under way in January.
- Network Rail reports further strong retail sales growth for July-September 2016
- Like-for-like station retail sales have risen for 18th successive quarter
- Nationally, 31% of station users – over 64 million people - visited a station retailer in the quarter