Screen legend Dame Barbara Windsor’s voice will greet visitors to Network Rail stations across the nation over the coming week, as part of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
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Network Rail is advising passengers to plan their journeys as early as possible this Christmas. This is ahead of another huge programme of upgrade work with up to 200 projects being delivered across Britain over this holiday period.
Barnardo’s, the United Kingdom’s leading children’s charity, has been chosen by Network Rail’s employees as their ‘Charity of Choice’ until March 2019.
Britain’s rail industry joined forces today to transport 350 Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes from Manchester to London as part of nationwide celebrations of their Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games success.
Yesterday (Monday) saw the first trains to run on a new section of railway through Rochester, marking the completion of the improvement work on the railway at the station.
Network Rail today announced the creation of several new senior leadership roles to strengthen customer focus and business performance. The changes include creating a new managing director for the northern portfolio who will look after the huge railway upgrade plan under way in the north of England.
Network Rail has today (Wednesday 5 October) launched a new smartphone app which will help enable the 1 in 6 deaf people who live in the UK to access a range of information to help them to use level crossings safely. The Signly Network Rail app launch forms part of a new campaign that aims to support people with visual, hearing or mobility impairment, who may face additional challenges when using a level crossing.
Network Rail announced that today, Monday 3 October, Jeremy Vincent joined the company as the chief information officer (CIO).
New figures from Network Rail¹ reveal that almost a third (29%) of young adults admit to using their mobile phone while crossing the railway. A further two thirds (66%) also report using their phone when catching or getting off a train or tube.