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%.
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- 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
- 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
Railway station coffee recycling scheme receives national recognition at prestigious green business awards
- Ground-breaking collaboration between Network Rail and biofuels start-up, bio-bean, is highly commended at leading environmental awards
- Scheme gives new meaning to daily grind, with grounds from 38m cups of coffee from stations across Britain converted into biofuel
- Initiative prevented an estimated 5,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering atmosphere
Suicide prevention measures put in place as part of the partnership between Samaritans, Network Rail, British Transport Police (BTP) and the wider rail industry are continuing to reduce deaths on the railway.
When it comes to inspiring girls into engineering it seems there’s no one quite like dad or granddad
- Network Rail’s female employees thank their male relatives for inspiring them and countering the perception that “engineering is not for girls”
- This International Women in Engineering Day, Network Rail is celebrating its female workforce and encouraging young females to follow in their footsteps
Following the incident on London Bridge on Saturday 3 June, on advice from the Metropolitan police, London Bridge national rail station has reopened on Monday 5 June from 5am for entry and exit.
Following the incident on London Bridge on Saturday 3 June, on advice from the Metropolitan police, London Bridge national rail station will reopen on Monday 5 June from 5am.
Instances of train delays caused by trees falling onto the tracks could dramatically reduce as Network Rail, the company responsible for running and maintaining the railway, rolls-out a national “tree census” database with the ability to identify and target specific trees that could eventually cause problems for train passengers.