Network Rail has reached a major milestone in the Gospel Oak to Barking electrification project with over half of the new electrical wire needed on the line now installed. Winter closure dates to upgrade the last diesel operated London Overground route have also been confirmed today.
National & regional news
Fans of the famous Flying Scotsman steam locomotive are being urged to keep off the tracks and enjoy a safe day out when the engine tours parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire this week.
Students from Moulsham High School in Chelmsford interviewed Network Rail’s safety Manager on the school’s radio station yesterday (Monday 9 October) in a unique educational safety session.
Work began this weekend to install new track at Kelvedon that will make services from Norwich to London more reliable for the millions of people that travel on this route every year.
Green light for major upgrade to increase freight services and improve reliability on the Felixstowe branch line
A £60.4m scheme to increase freight services and create a more reliable railway for passengers travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe has been given the green light by the Secretary of State for Transport and the Port of Felixstowe.
Passengers using services that run through Severn Tunnel Junction are urged to check before they travel owing to overrunning engineering work which means a reduced service will run all day.
Passengers travelling between Castle Cary and Yeovil Pen Mill are urged to check before they travel owing to overrunning engineering works which means the line will be closed all day.
The first new overhead wires were installed on the Southend Victoria branch line this weekend, as part of a £46m programme, meaning fewer delays and improved reliability for passengers travelling to and from London.
Major signalling upgrade to provide safer and more reliable rail journeys for passengers in Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft
A new, state of the art signalling system is to be installed on train lines in the Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft areas as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.