New figures from Network Rail¹ reveal that almost a third (29%) of young adults admit to using their mobile phone while crossing the railway. A further two thirds (66%) also report using their phone when catching or getting off a train or tube.
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Latest news for this region
- Network Rail publishes Q1 (financial year) retail sales report and announces new Head of Retail
- Like-for-like sales have risen for 17th successive quarter
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.
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