- Continued significant investment in five-year period from 2019 with record expenditure of up to £47bn
- Big increase (25%) in funding to reduce delays and improve infrastructure reliability
- Around 1,000 extra services per day by 2021
- The plan ushers in the railway’s digital age
National & regional news
- Ted Baker, Mac, Cath Kidston, Hamleys, Rituals, and The Body Shop all to open soon
- New retail offer forms part of £1billion redevelopment of the station
- London Bridge will have more retail units than any other Network Rail station
- Network Rail to trial drinking water facilities at London Charing Cross
- London Bridge becomes second Network Rail managed station to offer free Wi-Fi to station users, after Euston
- Free Wi-Fi aims to enhance the experience of station users and help create stations that are destinations in their own right
- Service includes travel updates, free downloadable magazines, movie trailers, a kids zone, and a section on retail offers
Mark Carne, the chief executive of Network Rail, has advised the Board that he has decided to retire from the company later this year. The timing of his announcement ensures that a new chief executive will be established in the role before the start of the next five year regulatory control period which begins in April 2019.
Around 300 of Carillion Construction Ltd's smaller rail suppliers are to be paid the arrears they are owed following a further agreement between the Official Receiver's special manager, PwC, and Network Rail.
- Station awarded “Best Project Five Years On” and “Mayors Award for Planning Excellence” at London Planning Awards
- The Grade I listed historic transport hub was transformed to meet the needs of modern Britain
- £2.2bn of private investment attracted since station opened
- 67 acres of brown-field land transformed into offices, retail and 2,000 homes
Employees of Carillion Construction Limited working on and supporting Network Rail projects were today given some better news as their wages were guaranteed through to at least mid-April 2018.
- With shoppers turning to stations for last-minute gifts, Network Rail reports 9% retail sales growth across its managed stations over the festive period
- Paddington, Euston and King’s Cross performed best, with five stations recording double-digit sales growth
- 31% of total station users – around 33 million people – visited a station retailer between 18 November and 23 December