The first permanent Big Issue vendor’s pitch inside a railway station will be unveiled by Network Rail and The Big Issue Foundation at Euston station on Friday 19 September. The pitch will support the selected vendor to earn a legitimate income, with the new partnership including activities to help support the charity’s work with the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.
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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
- Work to reconstruct three bridges in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire is essential to prepare the line for faster, quieter, greener electric trains
- Passengers are reminded to plan ahead and check before they travel on Sunday September 14 and Sunday September 21
Swanbourne residents will have the opportunity to give their views on how railway crossing safety can be improved in their area by attending a public consultation event on Wednesday 13 August.
Road users will be able to use Pytchley Road bridge in Kettering from 1 March after Network Rail engineers announced they are on course to complete the re-build of the structure on 28 February, as planned.
Network Rail is due to begin work to rebuild the A509 Pytchley Road in Kettering on Monday 9 December as part of a £70m investment to cut journey times on the Midland Main Line between London and Sheffield.
Could IT be a Milton Keynes girl? – Win first year's university fee in new Network Rail competition to encourage more women into technology sector
Network Rail's chief information officer is so concerned about the rapid slide in the number of women entering the UK's IT sector, she has launched a new competition for girls where the company will pay for the winner's first year of university fees.
Members of the public are invited to attend an information event about road diversion required to rebuild a rail bridge in order to cut journey times between London and Sheffield.
Work is start this month to provide passengers at Leighton Buzzard, Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead with step-free access between the station entrance and platforms, making the railway more accessible for everyone.