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London Bridge goes digital as free Wi-Fi arrives at the station: Shard concourse at London Bridge

London Bridge goes digital as free Wi-Fi arrives at the station

Thursday 8 Feb 2018
  • 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 to retire from Network Rail: Mark Carne - meeting

Mark Carne to retire from Network Rail

Tuesday 6 Feb 2018

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.

Carillion's smaller rail suppliers to be paid arrears: Splott Road Bridge demolition 270817 2

Carillion's smaller rail suppliers to be paid arrears

Friday 26 Jan 2018

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.

King’s Cross station transformation receives two honours at London Planning Awards: King's Cross station shops and balcony

King’s Cross station transformation receives two honours at London Planning Awards

Monday 22 Jan 2018
  • 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
Last-minute railway station Christmas shopping brings 9% retail sales growth: Waterloo railway station concourse - with Christmas tree and clock

Last-minute railway station Christmas shopping brings 9% retail sales growth

Thursday 11 Jan 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

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