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- More than 95 percent of the network will be running as normal this Easter
- There will be changes to some services over the Easter weekend while Network Rail delivers part of its Railway Upgrade Plan
- This work will provide faster and more frequent services to help relieve over-crowding on Britain's railways
Timetable overhaul to potentially free-up thousands of slots for passenger services
A massive timetable shakeup is being implemented after Britain’s rail freight industry collaborated over a two-year, industry-wide review into more efficient freight operations. Together, Network Rail and freight operators identified 50 per cent of the reserved slots on the railway for freight trains were not being used and could potentially be given up for thousands of new passenger and freight services.
- Network Rail engineers complete most challenging railway repair ever
- Northern train services resume on world’s most iconic railway
- Flying Scotsman, the world’s best-loved steam train, marks the occasion
- Over the Easter bank holiday weekend, Network Rail will be delivering more than 200 projects across Britain as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan
- This will provide faster and more frequent services to help relieve over-crowding on Britain's railways
- More than 95 per cent of the railway will be unaffected but passengers are being advised to plan journeys carefully as there will be changes to some services
- Network Rail sets target of increasing female workforce to 20 percent by 2020
- New engagement programme launched to inspire young women about careers in engineering
- Manchester ranks first as Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh record a surge in station retail sales between October-December 2016
- King’s Cross, Cannon Street and Paddington stations deliver strongest growth in London
- Rise in sales for 19th successive quarter caps successful 2016 for station retailers
Track, train and passenger join together for the first time as Network Rail transformation continues apace
Network Rail’s mission to work ever closer with train and freight operators is becoming a reality, with closer than ever ties between the track operator and the companies running services to improve customers’ experiences.
- Pioneering approach to railway engineering could save £250,000 per week
- Passengers benefit from faster trains and less disruption as the requirement for cautionary speed restrictions after engineering is eliminated
- “Formation flying” engineering trains are a world first and the latest in a series of new techniques that have so far saved over £5m