Wales and Western news
Have your say on proposals to protect section of vital south west rail line bordered by steep cliffs and the sea
- Local communities asked to help shape the final design of changes to the rail line in south Devon which needs to be better protected from cliff falls, land slips and damage caused by the sea during extreme weather
- Public consultation opens on 10 June
- Five-week consultation will include details of the realignment of the railway to make room for corrective measures to stabilise the cliffs
- The plans include improved leisure facilities and amenities including new, fully accessible, coastal walking and cycling routes
Information hub opens in Dawlish to keep community updated as vital sea wall upgrade gets underway
Network Rail has opened the doors to a new community information hub in Dawlish which will provide regular updates on how work to deliver a bigger sea wall is progressing.
Catch a glimpse of life on railway and find out how busy level crossing works
Members of the public are invited to attend an open day at Alstone level crossing near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire on Thursday 6 June where they will be able to go behind the scenes and see how the level crossing works.
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.
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