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Network Rail staff receive Honours: Network Rail logo-15

Network Rail staff receive Honours

Friday 8 Jun 2018

Three Network Rail employees have today been honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours list:

  • Ian Stevens, programme manager, MBE, for services to suicide prevention
  • Scott Heath, project manager, BEM, for services to the LGBT community
  • Mark Carne, chief executive, CBE, for services to the railway industry
Stations to get even greener - Network Rail marks World Environment Day with major environmental announcements for managed stations: London Liverpool Street station-2

Stations to get even greener - Network Rail marks World Environment Day with major environmental announcements for managed stations

Tuesday 5 Jun 2018

Network Rail has today announced plans to tackle three significant environmental issues in the country’s biggest and busiest rail stations.

  • Ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in managed stations by the end of 2020
  • Implement a coffee cup recycling scheme for managed stations by the end of 2020
  • Expand the roll out of coffee ground recycling to all managed stations by the end of 2020
New Network Rail chief executive announced: Network Rail logo-2-2

New Network Rail chief executive announced

Monday 21 May 2018

Network Rail has today announced that Andrew Haines OBE has been appointed as its new chief executive. Andrew, who has had a wide ranging career in the rail industry and transport sector, joins following completion of his current role as chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). 

Passengers urged to check before they travel ahead of bumper changes to services this May: Check before you travel this late May bank holiday

Passengers urged to check before they travel ahead of bumper changes to services this May

Thursday 17 May 2018
  • 20 May sees new national timetable introduced with thousands of new services and new timetables and schedules 
  • 26 – 28 May (bank holiday ) sees £78m of investment projects being delivered around the country to improve services 
  • Vast majority (95%+)of the network is unaffected by engineering work but passengers are advised to check before they travel 

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