With Scotland expected to enjoy one of the hottest May bank holidays on record this weekend, special preparations are being made to help keep Scotland’s railway on the move.
National & regional news
A temporary road closure will be in place at Station Road in Hele, Devon, from Tuesday 29 May as Network Rail is planning to carry out a flood resilience project in the area. Flooding has been a long standing problem in and around Hele, and a scheme has been developed which will not only reduce the risk of flooding to the railway, but also to nearby homes and businesses.
Young people in Christchurch are putting themselves at serious risk of being killed or seriously injured on the railway with repeated recent reports of groups jumping into the River Stour from a railway bridge.
Residents of Oxford have been invited to a drop-in ahead of work to improve capacity and reliability through the city as part of Network Rail’s Oxford Corridor railway upgrade plan.
Residents in and around Pilning near Bristol are being invited to a drop in session about railway electrification work in the area as part of the London Paddington to Cardiff upgrade that will bring passengers faster, greener, more frequent and quieter journeys from 2019.
A new plaque has been unveiled at Wemyss Bay to mark the station winning a top rail industry award.
Network Rail and Northern announced today they will be commissioning an independent report and recommendations into the preparations and processes leading up to the implementation of the recent timetable change. Customer groups, transport and Northern stakeholders will be invited to contribute to the report.
A new look Hackney Wick London Overground station was officially unveiled today (Thursday 24 May) by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair of Network Rail and London Legacy Development Corporation, delivering major improvements for Londoners and businesses in the surrounding area.
Check before you travel in the South East this late May bank holiday as Network Rail improvement work continues – especially in South London
Network Rail engineers will be out in force again this late May bank holiday, with work across the region to upgrade and repair the South East’s railway.