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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
London Bridge station to reopen 5 June - UPDATED: Network Rail logo-15

London Bridge station to reopen 5 June - UPDATED

Monday 5 Jun 2017

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.

London Bridge station to reopen 5 June: Network Rail logo-15

London Bridge station to reopen 5 June

Sunday 4 Jun 2017

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.