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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%.

Passengers advised to plan ahead as railway upgraded near Chippenham: Passengers travelling to or from Chippenham in July are advised to check before they travel

Passengers advised to plan ahead as railway upgraded near Chippenham

Thursday 15 Jun 2017
  • Upgrade will allow line between Chippenham and Swindon to be ready for new Intercity Express Trains which arrive later this year
  • Upgraded drainage will help make services more reliable
  • To allow the work to be completed the line will be closed for nine days
  • Buses will replace trains between Chippenham and Swindon stations