Network Rail awards final west London station upgrade contracts for Crossrail project
As part of its ongoing work for the Crossrail project, Network Rail today confirmed the award of contracts for construction of the new or enhanced ticket halls at Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Acton Main Line stations.
Network Rail successfully completes bridge replacement using one of the largest cranes in the country
The railway line between Newbury in Berkshire and Westbury in Wiltshire reopened early this morning, Tuesday 7 May, after Network Rail successfully replaced a 120-year-old bridge which carries the line over the River Kennet.
Passengers urged to check before travelling ahead of Bank Holiday bridge replacement
Passengers planning a getaway this bank holiday weekend are reminded to check before they travel as Network Rail will be replacing a bridge at Barnard’s Lock near Newbury in Berkshire which will help speed up journeys.
Network Rail sets out £1million plan to improve station facilities
Network Rail have earmarked £1million to improve facilities at London Paddington, Reading and Bristol Temple Meads as part of their drive to put passengers first and improve their experience of travelling by rail.
Plans for a new sea wall to protect the railway at Dawlish approved by Teignbridge District Council
This afternoon (Tuesday 16 April) Teignbridge District Council approved Network Rail’s plans to deliver a new sea wall at Dawlish that will provide increased protection from extreme weather and rising sea levels for generations to come.
Passengers set to benefit from step-free access after stations listed for share of £300m Access for All funding
Four railway stations across Network Rail’s Western route, which runs from Paddington to Penzance and as far north as Worcester, will benefit from a share of £300 million ‘Access for All’ funding.
Reading station celebrates three decades of improvements since a right Royal visit
Thirty years ago, on 4 April 1989, Her Majesty the Queen officially opened ‘The New Reading Station’, following upgrade work to improve passenger facilities.
Newly removed traffic bottleneck in Reading to benefit further as new pedestrian and cycle route set to open
A new pedestrian and cycle route will open in Reading later this month after two railway bridges were upgraded to create more space for a new cycle path and footpath.
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