A special Valentine’s Day event will take place at Paddington station on Wednesday, 14 February to celebrate improvements to Brunel’s iconic station, as well as the £7.5bn route modernisation that will transform journeys across the West, and provide thousands more seats to and from London Paddington.
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Passenger journeys from Bristol will be transformed from next year with more frequent services to London, quicker journeys and more seats per train.
Network Rail teams up with councils to tackle fly-tipping at railway aqueduct which is causing flood risk
Network Rail is working with Corsham Town Council and Wiltshire Council in a bid to stop fly tipping at the Potley Lane aqueduct in Corsham.
Residents in Cornwall are invited to a series of drop-in events next week to learn more about Network Rail’s Cornwall Capacity Enabling Scheme, which will deliver more seats and more reliable journeys for rail passengers.
Passengers in Berkshire and Oxfordshire will benefit from more seats and better journeys as Network Rail delivered electrification to Didcot on December 27 as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan.
- Network Rail will be investing £160m in improving and upgrading the rail network over the Christmas period including largest ever signal data upgrade at Paddington.
- Passengers travelling from the west are advised to plan ahead as upgrade work means Paddington will have no train services running between December 24 and 27 inclusive (London underground services are unaffected)
- A reduced service to and from London Paddington will then be in operation from 28 December to 1 January inclusive
Residents of Oxford have been invited to a drop-in event next week ahead of work which will enable capacity improvements and reliability through the city as part of Network Rail’s Oxford Corridor railway upgrade scheme.
Railway employee who prevented a man from taking his life encourages others to do the same with small talk
The quick actions of a Network Rail worker prevented a distressed man from taking his life in Slough and now he is supporting a new campaign that encourages others to look out for fellow passengers.
Electrification to Bristol Parkway continues in November which means motorway will be closed overnight at weekends
Electrification to Bristol Parkway continues to progress as Network Rail will be upgrading the railway over the M4 motorway near junction 19 on successive weekends in November, as they install the overhead line equipment needed to run electric train services.