Passengers in the south west are being advised to check before they travel tomorrow morning with no services running through Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon owing to expected extreme weather.
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Network Rail secures £2.4billion funding to provide a better railway between London Paddington and the west
Network Rail has secured a budget of more than £2.4billion to provide a safer and more reliable railway for passengers travelling from London Paddington to the west.
Dawlish drop-in session provides insight into plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West
Network Rail’s South West Rail Resilience Programme held its first community drop-in session last week (Tuesday 30 October) to update residents and the local community on ongoing work to improve the resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.
- Repairs to four breakwaters, which protect the coast from the force of waves, will begin in November to immediately improve protection for the Dawlish sea wall and the railway running along the coast
- The work is expected to take six months and community events will be held in Dawlish, Teignmouth and Holcombe in the coming weeks for local communities to find out more
Reading station will be hosting a safety awareness event on October 24, with two sessions running from 7am-10am in the morning, and 2pm-7pm for evening commuters.
Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in sessions this autumn to update residents and the local community on its ongoing work to improve resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.
Passengers in Bristol are to benefit from more seats, quicker journey times and more frequent trains from next year, as Network Rail makes progress on the delivery of electrification to Bristol Parkway.
Paddington Station 24/7 – Lorry driver causes chaos by ignoring warning signals at busy level crossing
Motorists cause numerous delays to passengers owing to the misuse of level crossings, with over 2,000 incidents each year, as highlighted in this week’s episode of Paddington Station 24/7.
Paddington Station 24/7 – Engineers race against the clock to fix vital piece of equipment as rush hour on the rails rapidly approaches
The second series of behind the scenes documentary Paddington Station 24/7 continues on Monday 8 October, with engineers working against the clock to fix a vital piece of electrification equipment near Maidenhead which is causing disruptions across the network.