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Network Rail works with Surrey school to increase take-up of female employees: Network Rail presenting to students at Ash Manor School in Surrey for International Women's Day 2017

Network Rail works with Surrey school to increase take-up of female employees

Friday 10 Mar 2017

Network Rail has kicked off its campaign to increase the number of females employed on Britain’s railways with an event at Ash Manor School in Surrey, which is designed to show teenage girls the enormous breadth of careers available in engineering and the wider railway industry.

  • Network Rail sets target of increasing female workforce to 20 percent by 2020
  • New engagement programme, ‘People Like Me’, launched to inspire young women to pursue careers in engineering
Major railway upgrades will mean weekend changes for passengers: Track renewal work will take place at Waterloo during two weekends in March 2017 (1)

Major railway upgrades will mean weekend changes for passengers

Tuesday 28 Feb 2017

Network Rail and South West Trains are advising passengers to Check Before You Travel as major track upgrades at Waterloo as part of the Waterloo & South West Upgrade, and improvement works elsewhere on the network, will significantly reduce the number of trains running during two weekends in March.