National & regional news

Railway re-opens through Oxford following upgrade work: Oxford 17 block-0215

Railway re-opens through Oxford following upgrade work

Monday 31 Jul 2017

Work which will enable improvements in line speeds to ease congestion on the railway into and out of Oxford has been completed as part of a £200m upgrade programme, allowing services between Oxford, Didcot and Banbury to run as normal this morning.

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.