Network Rail volunteer Tom Crosby received the Judges Special Award at last night’s National Rail Awards. Tom was recognised for the fantastic work he does highlighting the dangers of trespass to children and young adults and received a standing ovation for the fantastic work he’s done in his community.
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Latest news for this region
Birmingham New Street this week marks one year since the £750m redevelopment of one of Britain’s busiest railway stations.
London Midland passengers were on the move again today through Watford tunnel after it reopened following last Friday’s land slip.
The latest statement below regarding the incident on the railway near Watford.
- Network Rail’s Advanced Apprenticeship scheme to expand by 50 per cent in 2017
- 100 extra apprenticeships places will be up for grabs next year boosting the number of places on offer during the year to 300
- Scheme expanded to two apprentice intakes each year in March and September
- Network Rail hosts roundtable discussion with partner organisations to discuss how to further reduce suicide rates ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day
- Health Secretary commits an extra £1 billion in mental health services, which will benefit an additional one million people per year
Mark Carne, chief executive of Network Rail, last night called for business to play a much bigger role in helping fund rail projects and improvements.
- Almost 200 sites across the country have been identified as development opportunities to deliver land by 2020 for around 12,000 homes
- A plan has been put in place to deliver land for 5,000 homes in London, 3,600 homes in Manchester and the North, 1,700 homes in the Midlands and the East of England and 1,400 homes in the South of England
- Network Rail continues to assess these sites to maximise their housing potential, and continues to review its assets to see how many more sites can be released
Two-thirds of a brand new concourse at Britain’s fourth-busiest railway station opened to passengers today (Monday, 29 August), in time for commuters returning to work from the late August bank holiday.
The railway network in the south of England is one of the most congested anywhere in Europe – as passengers know only too well as they stand on crowded commuter trains. In the last 20 years the number of people travelling on the rail network has doubled, and the rail network, our stations and our platforms are dealing with more passengers than they were ever designed for.