Key rail upgrades for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex passengers were completed over Christmas and New Year as part of a package of work that will transform journeys into the capital.
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Work ramps up next year on the mainline between Norwich and London as Network Rail engineers carry out a package of work that will transform journeys into the capital.
Important upgrades for the Crossrail programme and work to install new overhead wires on the line between Norwich and London will take place during a ten-day closure at Christmas.
Dangerous driving at level crossings in Suffolk more than halved following installation of safety cameras
The number of people running the risk at two level crossings in Suffolk has more than halved following the installation of safety cameras.
Huge reduction in dangerous driving at Hertfordshire level crossing following installation of safety cameras
The number of people running the risk at Wharf Road level crossing in Broxbourne has reduced by over 90 per cent following the installation of safety cameras.
Work on the next phase of a £46m programme that will transform travel on the Southend Victoria branch line will take place on weeknights from January to May in the New Year as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Anglia railway employee who prevented a man from taking his life encourages others to do the same with small talk
The quick actions of a Greater Anglia railway worker prevented a distressed man from taking his life at a level crossing in Hythe in July last year and now he is supporting a new campaign that encourages others to look out for fellow passengers.
Video footage has captured the removal of an old railway bridge as part of Network Rail’s £170m Lee Valley Rail programme to build a new track between Stratford and Angel Road stations. Due to be completed in 2019, the project will enable two extra trains per hour and help to boost regeneration in the boroughs of Haringey and Enfield.
The Southend Victoria line reopens tonight, (Friday 3 November) over a month ahead of schedule, following completion of the first phase of work to upgrade the overhead wiring system as part of a £46m programme to reduce delays and improve reliability on this part of the railway.