The biggest tunnelling machine in Britain has started work near Bolton as part of a Network Rail project to electrify one of north-west England’s busiest rail routes.
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Network Rail has teamed up with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) to help keep farmers and their workers safe at level crossings at harvest time.
Passengers are being advised to check before they travel this August bank holiday as long-term improvements to the railway near Stafford cause short-term changes to normal services.
Passengers will soon benefit from step-free access throughout Leyland station thanks to a £4.5m investment by the government’s Access for All (AfA) scheme.
Work is due to start on the final bridge to be reconstructed in Bolton as part of work to electrify the line between Manchester and Preston.
Work to complete the transformation of Moorfields station has been rescheduled after a three week extension was required to complete the first platform upgrade.
Overgrown trees, bushes and litter on a patch of land near Kettering railway station have been cleared as part of a project to improve community safety in the area.
Work has started on a £5million project to link two quarries near Horton in Ribblesdale with the Settle to Carlisle railway line, a move which will help remove up to 16,000 lorry journeys from the local road network.
A new campaign urging people to keep their dogs on a lead near level crossings in the West Midlands and north west of England has been launched by Network Rail in partnership with Dogs Trust.