Passengers urged to check before they travel over the August bank holiday weekend
- £98m to be invested in Britain’s rail network this August bank holiday weekend
- Railway open for ‘business as usual’ over August bank holiday weekend as majority of the network is unaffected, however there are major changes to services to/from London King’s Cross station
Network Rail launches a £70m track worker safety task force
Network Rail has today launched a new safety task force, backed with a £70m fund, to target track-worker safety, bringing together multiple strands of work from across the company aimed at improving safety for employees that work on the railway.
Long term plan for digital railway
Network Rail has published a framework that sets out the long-term delivery of digital signalling, to bring significant benefits to passengers and help suppliers to plan resources.
Network Rail announces £215m contract awards to deliver signalling nationwide
Network Rail has announced the award of 17 multi-million-pound framework contracts to deliver minor signalling works across the country, worth an estimated £215m for Control Period 6 (2019-2024).
Passengers and freight at the heart of innovative projects aimed at transforming rail travel
A project to ‘listen’ to rail lines and spot problems before they delay passengers is one of the initiatives coming out of Network Rail £245m investment in research and development (R&D) during Control Period 6 (2019-2024).
Passengers take on plastic with refill revolution
Passengers at Britain’s biggest and busiest stations have helped save the equivalent of one million plastic bottles* by embracing the ‘refill revolution’.
More than one in five professional drivers would base decision on what to do at a level crossing on their knowledge of the train timetable
A staggering 23% of professional drivers have admitted that if they knew the train timetable and did not believe a train was due to arrive, they would drive over a level crossing. The most common reasons cited for taking the risk was running late to make a delivery (12%) or a desire to finish work and get home early (16%). This was despite an overwhelming majority of professional drivers knowing that all vehicles must stop for the warning lights at level crossings.
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