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One month to go: Network Rail reminds passengers to plan journeys ahead of biggest August bank holiday yet: Thameslink programme December 2015-2

One month to go: Network Rail reminds passengers to plan journeys ahead of biggest August bank holiday yet

Wednesday 26 Jul 2017
  • Unprecedented investment – £133m – will be spent on upgrading the rail network across Britain this August bank holiday
  • Passengers should plan early as travel will be impacted in and out of London Bridge, Euston, Liverpool St, Waterloo, Paddington, Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Blackfriars
  • Services out of London Victoria, King’s Cross, St Pancras, Marylebone and Fenchurch Street are unaffected but are likely to be much busier
  • No services to or from London Euston on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August
  • Services in and out of Waterloo station will be limited throughout August
  • Fewer trains into London Bridge station from 26 August – 2 September
Private sector tech-gurus share expertise to enhance Britain’s Digital Railway Programme and supply next generation technology: Digital Railway's Early Contractor Involvement event at Institute of Mechanical Engineers headquarters in Westminster, London

Private sector tech-gurus share expertise to enhance Britain’s Digital Railway Programme and supply next generation technology

Thursday 20 Jul 2017

Bosses responsible for upgrading and modernising Britain’s railway with digital technology have today (20/7) revealed plans how they could incorporate next generation tech from new suppliers, non-railway sectors, and businesses with specialist tech-sector knowledge, while making it easier for these organisations – not usually associated with the railway – to get involved and become partners to the railway network.

World first rollout for British technology innovation set to deliver a more punctual railway: Luminate technology operating in the Thames Valley signalling Centre in Didcot

World first rollout for British technology innovation set to deliver a more punctual railway

Thursday 13 Jul 2017

A new delay-busting Traffic Management system on the Great Western Railway will boost performance on train journeys between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Thanks to a two year contract agreed between Network Rail and the British signalling & train control specialists, Resonate, a one year trial of ‘Luminate’ Traffic Management System could see reactionary delays reduced by up to 15%.

Great Britain's transport revolution leaps closer this August bank holiday: Wessex-Waterloo-image-cropped

Great Britain's transport revolution leaps closer this August bank holiday

Tuesday 11 Jul 2017
  • Significant passenger benefits to be realised in the months ahead as Network Rail’s mega-projects start to draw to a close
  • More than £133m to be invested in the biggest August bank holiday railway investment programme ever undertaken
  • Come 2019, passengers travelling into central London from as far away as Swansea, will see: an extra 170,000 seats; more frequent services on 16 lines serving the capital; longer north-south trains every 2-3 minutes as part of the Thameslink programme and an extra 1.5m people within 45 minutes of the capital once the Crossrail project is complete
  • Routes to UK airports unaffected over the bank holiday weekend
Primesight retains Network Rail roadside advertising contract: Network Rail roadside advertising

Primesight retains Network Rail roadside advertising contract

Thursday 6 Jul 2017
  • The seven-year contract is worth £125m
  • Single biggest roadside advertising contract in the UK
  • Primesight will build 20 new digital billboards on Network Rail land by year end
  • Primesight to take over advertising rights on Network Rail bridges from April 2018

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