A £46m Network Rail project to improve reliability and reduce delays on the Southend Victoria branch line has been accelerated with overnight work to bring benefits to passengers sooner.
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Gospel Oak to Barking electrification works to be complete in time for arrival of new double- length electric trains
Network Rail today set out the plan for delivering the remaining electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line ahead of the introduction of new trains from spring 2018.
New technology launched today as near misses involving children at level crossings in Anglia expected to rise over the summer holidays
New technology goes live today at level crossings in Anglia, as new figures from Network Rail¹ reveal that young people are more likely to have a near miss at a level crossing during the summer. Light nights, coupled with the summer holidays, spell danger for Britain’s youth with August and early September seeing near misses at level crossings rise significantly¹.
Anglia rail passengers urged to plan their journeys ahead of essential upgrade work this August bank holiday
Rail passengers travelling between Norwich and London are advised to check before they travel ahead of improvement work this August bank holiday to deliver vital upgrades for the Crossrail programme and to remove long-standing heat related speed restrictions.
Rail passengers travelling between Norwich and Ely are advised to check before they travel today (Friday 7 July) after signalling equipment was damaged by lightning.
Passengers urged to check before they travel between Norwich and Ely after lightning damages signalling equipment
Passengers travelling between Norwich and Ely are advised to check before they travel on Friday 7 July after signalling equipment was damaged by lightning.
New track will make rail journeys smoother and more reliable between Ipswich, Lowestoft and Felixstowe
Rail passengers using the line between Ipswich, Lowestoft and Felixstowe are urged to check before they travel at the end of July as Network Rail begins work to replace the track over a nine-day closure to make journeys smoother and more reliable.
A level crossing in Tottenham is now closed and a diversion in place as work gets underway to significantly upgrade the railway in the area.
Suicide prevention measures put in place as part of the partnership between Samaritans, Network Rail, British Transport Police (BTP) and the wider rail industry are reducing deaths on the railway.