Wales and Western news
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.
Network Rail awards final west London station upgrade contracts for Crossrail project
As part of its ongoing work for the Crossrail project, Network Rail today confirmed the award of contracts for construction of the new or enhanced ticket halls at Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Acton Main Line stations.
Network Rail successfully completes bridge replacement using one of the largest cranes in the country
The railway line between Newbury in Berkshire and Westbury in Wiltshire reopened early this morning, Tuesday 7 May, after Network Rail successfully replaced a 120-year-old bridge which carries the line over the River Kennet.
Passengers urged to check before travelling ahead of Bank Holiday bridge replacement
Passengers planning a getaway this bank holiday weekend are reminded to check before they travel as Network Rail will be replacing a bridge at Barnard’s Lock near Newbury in Berkshire which will help speed up journeys.
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