Wales and Western news
Passengers set to benefit from step-free access after stations listed for share of £300m Access for All funding
Four railway stations across Network Rail’s Western route, which runs from Paddington to Penzance and as far north as Worcester, will benefit from a share of £300 million ‘Access for All’ funding.
Reading station celebrates three decades of improvements since a right Royal visit
Thirty years ago, on 4 April 1989, Her Majesty the Queen officially opened ‘The New Reading Station’, following upgrade work to improve passenger facilities.
Newly removed traffic bottleneck in Reading to benefit further as new pedestrian and cycle route set to open
A new pedestrian and cycle route will open in Reading later this month after two railway bridges were upgraded to create more space for a new cycle path and footpath.
Major repair work to begin on Conwy Valley Line
Network Rail has started work to repair the extensive damage to the Conwy Valley line this week. The line, which runs between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestniog, was closed on 16 March due significant flooding, caused by Storm Gareth.
Visitors invited to rail depot open day for a unique behind the scenes look at how Network Rail is bringing Brunel’s railway into the 21st century
Are you interested in finding out more about what it’s like to work on the railway? Members of the public are invited to attend an open day at one of Network Rail’s maintenance depots in Swindon, a historic railway town with links to the industry dating back to 1843 – almost 180 years.
Passengers at the heart of Network Rail Wales and Borders' five-year spending plan
Plans for £2bn investment to improve the railway for passengers across Wales and Borders have been published by Network Rail. The plan represents a 28 per cent increase in spending compared to the last funding period (2014-2019) to increase reliability and improve performance over the next five years.
Newport and Cardiff residents invited to find out more about South Wales Mainline modernisation
Network Rail is hosting community engagement sessions in Cardiff and Newport to speak to residents about ongoing modernisation work to electrify the railway between London and Cardiff.
Network Rail celebrates railway mums ahead of Mother’s Day
Network Rail’s Western route is celebrating the hard work of all the fabulous mothers working on the railway, who balance being a full time mum with careers in an industry which runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – including times when most people are enjoying time off with their families, such as Christmas, Easter and bank holidays.
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