Wales and Western news
Work begins on new sea wall which will help protect vital rail artery to the south west for next 100 years
Network Rail has started work on a new bigger sea wall at Dawlish, in Devon, which will provide greater protection to the railway and town from rising sea levels and extreme weather for generations to come.
Gloucester residents invited to drop-in event to find out more about station track replacement work
Residents living in Gloucester have been invited to a drop-in event to find out more about upcoming work to replace track at the city’s station as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.
Passengers in the South West to benefit from thousands of extra seats as new services introduced between Plymouth and Penzance
Passengers in Devon and Cornwall will notice something unusual on their commute this week as Network Rail and GWR have installed giant deck chairs at stations along the route to mark the introduction of new services this May, providing an extra 4,200 seats every weekday.
Recent figures reveal near misses on the railway across Wales and Borders have quadrupled since last year
New figures from Network Rail revealed the number of near misses on the railway recorded across Wales and Borders was four times higher, compared to the previous year.
Biggest ever signalling upgrade a step closer to completion
The UK’s biggest ever signalling upgrade is a step closer to completion as Network Rail carried out a significant stage of a six-year project to modernise signalling equipment in the Bristol and Bath area over the weekend (11-12 May). The introduction of the upgraded signalling system will allow more trains to run on the network in the future, helping to meet growing passenger demand.
Passengers advised to check before travelling this weekend as Network Rail upgrades signalling equipment in the Bath area
This weekend (11-12 May) Network Rail is working to upgrade signalling equipment between Bristol and Corsham in Wiltshire. This upgrade is vital to improve reliability, reduce delays and enable an increase in services to meet growing passenger demand.
Dawlish drop-in event planned to inform residents on the schedule of work for the new sea wall
Network Rail is inviting residents to a drop-in session in Dawlish to inform the local community about planned work relating to construction of the new sea wall to the west of the railway station, which is due to start at the end of May.
Network Rail awards contract to BAM Nuttall for new Dawlish sea wall which will protect vital rail artery to the south west
Network Rail has awarded the contract for construction of the first phase of the Dawlish sea wall to BAM Nuttall ahead of work starting to increase resilience of the vital rail artery to the South West, which communities, businesses and visitors to this popular region depend on for connecting with the rest of the UK.
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