Two senior engineers at Network Rail are encouraging girls to follow in their footsteps and pursue careers in engineering, as the organisation celebrates International Women in Engineering Day 2017 at an event at London Waterloo station alongside John Hayes MP, minister of state at the Department for Transport.
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Flying Scotsman fans urged to stay safe during trips from London to Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire
Fans of the famous Flying Scotsman are being urged to keep off the tracks and enjoy a safe day out when the locomotive tours the south and west next week.
Network Rail is urging passengers to ‘Check Before You Travel’ over the spring bank holiday weekend, when engineers will be carrying out work in Surrey and Hampshire.
Longer platforms for longer trains: Network Rail completes Egham and Virginia Water platform extensions
Network Rail has completed work to extend platforms at Egham and Virginia Water stations, as part of the £800 million Waterloo & South West Upgrade to increase capacity into Waterloo by 30% by the end of 2018.
Network Rail has completed a £4 million upgrade at Waterloo station this Easter, as part of the £800 million Waterloo & South West Upgrade to boost capacity at the station by 30% by 2018.
- Across Britain, one person trespasses on the railway every hour, putting their lives in danger
- Network Rail and the British Transport Police record 25 incidents of trespass at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pokesdown in just one year
- Trespass incidents typically increase in April and May, coinciding with warm weather and school holidays
Network Rail reminds south London and Surrey passengers to Check Before You Travel ahead of Easter upgrade work
Passengers planning to travel over the Easter bank holiday weekend are being reminded to check before they travel while Network Rail invests £4 million in making the railway in south London more reliable.
Passengers planning to travel between Poole and Wareham over the Easter bank holiday weekend (14-17 April) , or the weekend of the 22 & 23 April, are being reminded to check before they travel while Network Rail upgrades the railway’s sea defences in Holes Bay, Poole Harbour.