For the first time in over 50 years passengers could soon travel directly between Oxford and Bedford, and Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, unlocking the region’s housing potential and transforming the lives of residents for generations to come as the East West Rail project moves a step closer today (27 July).
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Life-saving campaign launched as new figures reveal one teenager risks their life on railway tracks every four hours
Alarming new figures reveal more than a quarter of teenagers (27%) confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway. One in 10 teenagers admitted to walking along the railway line - more than two fifths of those (42%) in the last year¹.
Network Rail is inviting law firms to bid to be its legal advisers from 1 May 2019 until at least 2024.
The rail industry has reviewed its plans for the winter timetable following disruption in parts of the country after the May timetable change and will make fewer changes to ensure people get a more reliable service.
David Noyes, former CEO of Cunard and senior director at BA, has joined Network Rail’s Board as a non-executive director.
Network Rail reconfirmed its pledge to the armed forces community by re-signing its Armed Forces Covenant on Reservists Day.
Overhauled railway construction practices and risk management make it easier for other organisations to build on the network
In a bid to see new ideas, greater efficiencies and more investment in the railway, Network Rail is reviewing and amending its standards, practices and approach to risk management governing how it works with other organisations wishing to build on or near the railway. When working with Network Rail, third parties can expect to see better working practices, streamlined and consistent processes, and a slicker, less bureaucratic structure under a more consistent framework.
Children living between Walsall and Rugeley are being urged to stay off the railway as part of the upgrade of the line between the two towns.
Network Rail and RIBA Competitions have launched a competition seeking new design ideas for footbridges.
With the extreme hot weather predicted this week, Network Rail has activated its ‘extreme weather action teams’ (EWATs) across the country to ensure passengers are kept safe and our railway keeps running as reliably as possible.