- 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
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.
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 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.
Final preparations are being made on the rail network with up to 60,000 passengers expected to catch a train to Windsor this Saturday to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle.
The second series of the behind the scenes documentary Paddington Station 24/7 continues on Monday 14 May, as the programme takes to the skies to join members of Network Rail’s aerial survey team whilst they check railway assets on board a helicopter kitted out with the latest thermal imaging technology.
World leading engineers in coastal, tunnel, cliff and railway engineering have begun detailed studies along the route between Teignmouth and Dawlish in Devon, as Network Rail works to safeguard the railway in Devon and Cornwall for future generations.