Network Rail has completed its extensions of the platforms at Martins Heron station in Berkshire, part of its £800 million Waterloo & South West Upgrade that will see new, longer trains running between Waterloo and Reading.
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Residents in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire, will soon benefit from a safer railway crossing as Network Rail prepares to replace the current level crossing with a new footbridge.
Network Rail has appealed to students at Brockenhurst College to stay safe when near or using the railway, during a special safety day held at the college today (Thursday, 29 September).
Network Rail and South West Trains are today launching a campaign asking passengers to plan ahead for major changes taking place at London’s Waterloo station between 5-28 August 2017, as they continue to deliver an £800 million upgrade to the station and the railway, and the biggest investment in the London station for 80 years.
New figures from Network Rail¹ reveal that 1 in 5 survey respondents in Southampton, and over a quarter in Bournemouth, report a near miss or accident when using their mobile phone around the transport network.
Passengers in Hampshire will soon benefit from a better and more reliable railway as Network Rail prepares to carry out a major track renewal project at Fareham.
Passengers at Godalming, Surrey, will benefit from a better, more accessible station after Network Rail officially unveiled a £4m upgrade, which was completed four weeks earlier than planned, alongside representatives from the Department for Transport; the council; a local access campaigner; Jeremy Hunt, MP for South West Surrey; and South West Trains.
Railway staff, police officers and members of the public have saved over 1,100 people in 2015/16 having intervened in potential suicide attempts on Britain’s railway.
Passengers requiring step-free access advised to allow extra time for journeys from and to Ascot station during station upgrade
Passengers requiring step-free access at Ascot station are advised to allow extra time for journeys from 6 September to February 2017, as Network Rail begins work to extend all three platforms and install a new bridge with lifts to make the station fully accessible.