North West Central news
Historic canal’s industrial past resurrected to help deliver railway for the future
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal will be brought back into industrial use next year when it’s used to transport goods to help replace a Victorian railway bridge.
Network Rail protects Banksy’s Birmingham homelessness art
Network Rail has put a protective screen over the latest art work by under-cover artist Banksy.
Passengers urged to check before they travel over Christmas and New Year
Passengers will benefit from a better, more reliable railway in 2020 thanks to upgrade and maintenance work taking place this Christmas and New Year.
Railway volunteers ‘sleep out’ in aid of local Blackpool homeless charity
Over 40 people from the rail industry have joined a Network Rail signaller to sleep out at Blackpool North station to raise money for a homeless charity.
Four major railway stations among first to recognise hidden disability sunflowers
Four of the country’s biggest railway stations will now offer passengers with hidden disabilities a discreet way to ask for extra help while making their journeys.
Blackpool homelessness ambassador wins another charity award
A Network Rail signaller who provides help and support to homeless people in Blackpool has won another award for his kindness.
Train passengers warned of very busy trains this Saturday due to strike action
Football fans, revellers and Christmas shoppers in the Midlands are being warned of busier-than-usual trains this Saturday.
Thousands of Black Friday bargain hunters expected through Birmingham New Street
Passengers are being advised to plan their journeys with bumper numbers of savvy shoppers expected to travel by rail into Birmingham for Black Friday deals in three days’ time.
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