Dawlish drop-in session provides insight into plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West
Network Rail’s South West Rail Resilience Programme held its first community drop-in session last week (Tuesday 30 October) to update residents and the local community on ongoing work to improve the resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.
Immediate step to protect vital railway ‘artery’ in the south west to start in November
- Repairs to four breakwaters, which protect the coast from the force of waves, will begin in November to immediately improve protection for the Dawlish sea wall and the railway running along the coast
- The work is expected to take six months and community events will be held in Dawlish, Teignmouth and Holcombe in the coming weeks for local communities to find out more
Learn more about railway safety at Reading station security day
Reading station will be hosting a safety awareness event on October 24, with two sessions running from 7am-10am in the morning, and 2pm-7pm for evening commuters.
Find out more about plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West
Network Rail is holding a series of community drop-in sessions this autumn to update residents and the local community on its ongoing work to improve resilience of the railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon.
Electrification to Bristol Parkway a step closer as Network Rail carry out vital upgrade
Passengers in Bristol are to benefit from more seats, quicker journey times and more frequent trains from next year, as Network Rail makes progress on the delivery of electrification to Bristol Parkway.
Paddington Station 24/7 – Lorry driver causes chaos by ignoring warning signals at busy level crossing
Motorists cause numerous delays to passengers owing to the misuse of level crossings, with over 2,000 incidents each year, as highlighted in this week’s episode of Paddington Station 24/7.
Paddington Station 24/7 – Engineers race against the clock to fix vital piece of equipment as rush hour on the rails rapidly approaches
The second series of behind the scenes documentary Paddington Station 24/7 continues on Monday 8 October, with engineers working against the clock to fix a vital piece of electrification equipment near Maidenhead which is causing disruptions across the network.
Want to see how a level crossing works? Come along to Colthrop signal box on Wednesday 10 October for an exciting glimpse into life on the railway
Members of the public are invited to attend an open day at Colthrop level crossing near Thatcham in Berkshire on Wednesday 10 October between 10am and 3pm, where they will be able to meet railway workers from across the industry, including the team who work at the crossing and signal box, as part of Rail Week.
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