Work to safeguard vital railway ‘artery’ to the South West moves to next phase this summer
- Detailed studies are nearing completion and design of possible solutions set to commence
- Community engagement to start in autumn
Passengers reminded to check before travelling during the next phase of Bristol to Cardiff modernisation work
Passengers planning to use train services in South Wales between 16 June and 6 July are being urged to check before they travel, ahead of the next phase of modernisation work between Bristol and Cardiff.
Team Orange successfully complete culvert installation work near Exeter as part of £26.5m flood alleviation scheme for the south west
The Great Western Mainline near Exeter in Devon reopened as planned this morning following the successful completion of culvert installation work by Network Rail’s Team Orange.
Network Rail provides funding for bus services in Hele during flood resilience road closure
Network Rail is providing funding for buses in Bradninch, Devon, to allow for vital bus services to be maintained during the temporary closure of Station Road in Hele.
Consultation on Western Rail Link to Heathrow set to close
- Local communities encouraged to help shape the final design of a potential new rail link from Reading and Slough to London Heathrow Airport
- Public consultation closes on 22 June
New flood alleviation scheme planned to start next month
A temporary road closure will be in place at Station Road in Hele, Devon, from Tuesday 29 May as Network Rail is planning to carry out a flood resilience project in the area. Flooding has been a long standing problem in and around Hele, and a scheme has been developed which will not only reduce the risk of flooding to the railway, but also to nearby homes and businesses.
Oxford residents invited to find out more ahead of railway upgrade work
Residents of Oxford have been invited to a drop-in ahead of work to improve capacity and reliability through the city as part of Network Rail’s Oxford Corridor railway upgrade plan.
Residents in South Gloucestershire invited to find out more as electrification upgrade continues
Residents in and around Pilning near Bristol are being invited to a drop in session about railway electrification work in the area as part of the London Paddington to Cardiff upgrade that will bring passengers faster, greener, more frequent and quieter journeys from 2019.
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