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Viaduct work to enable doubling number of train lines starts next week in Bristol: Stapleton Road-2

Viaduct work to enable doubling number of train lines starts next week in Bristol

Friday 21 Jul 2017

To meet the expected growth in passenger numbers in the Bristol area, Network Rail is replacing the Victorian-era Stapleton Road railway viaduct with demolition set to begin next week. This work will enable Network Rail to double the number of rail lines – from two to four –as part of the Filton Bank Four-tracking project, increasing train services in the region.

World first rollout for British technology innovation set to deliver a more punctual railway: Luminate technology operating in the Thames Valley signalling Centre in Didcot

World first rollout for British technology innovation set to deliver a more punctual railway

Thursday 13 Jul 2017

A new delay-busting Traffic Management system on the Great Western Railway will boost performance on train journeys between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Thanks to a two year contract agreed between Network Rail and the British signalling & train control specialists, Resonate, a one year trial of ‘Luminate’ Traffic Management System could see reactionary delays reduced by up to 15%.

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