National & regional news

Transformation of train services across the north: Work continued on Ordsall Chord in Manchester – June 2016

Transformation of train services across the north

Friday 11 Nov 2016

Plans for a phased programme of benefits to be delivered to customers as part of Northern Programmes - the largest railway upgrade in the north of England since Victorian times, were unveiled today (Thursday 10 November 2016).

Rail services returning to normal as Luton signalling repair completes: Network Rail logo-2

Rail services returning to normal as Luton signalling repair completes

Friday 11 Nov 2016

Train services are returning to normal for Thameslink passengers and a full service is in operation on East Midlands Trains this morning (Friday 11 November).  Engineers successfully tested and brought into service a new signalling control system after the old one was damaged beyond repair by a power surge.

Signalling repair in Luton making good progress: Network Rail logo

Signalling repair in Luton making good progress

Thursday 10 Nov 2016

Rail passengers are being thanked for their patience as engineers continue to fix signalling equipment which was damaged at Luton on Tuesday (8 November). A cable came into contact with the overhead lines, causing a power surge which caused extensive damage to the signalling which controls trains.