Network Rail is urging rail passengers in south London and Kent to check before they travel this Easter as thousands of engineers work around the clock to deliver major signalling upgrades to improve reliability for passengers.
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The railway between Preston and Blackpool South has fully reopened after two consecutive weekends of work to replace a bridge over the railway.
Network Rail and Northern are working together to carry out improvements to Prudhoe station as part of the Great North Rail Project.
Network Rail is urging rail passengers in south London and Sussex to check before they travel this Easter weekend as thousands of engineers work around the clock to deliver more reliable infrastructure, improved facilities and services.
South Western Railway passengers advised to check before travelling this Saturday due to severe weather
Passengers travelling on South Western Railway tomorrow (Saturday 16th March) are advised to check their journeys before travelling as a blanket 50mph speed restriction will be imposed across the network from 10am until 9pm owing to the forecasted severe weather.
Passengers are being reminded that a £1.5m package of improvements is to ramp up at Stratford-upon-Avon station.
The Scottish freight community has today launched a joint strategy to grow the amount of freight on the rails, as part of plans to meet a target of 7.5 percent growth set by the Scottish Government last year.
Network Rail in Wales and Borders is urging passengers to plan journeys ahead this Easter (Friday 19 to Monday 22 April) as work continues to upgrade the South Wales Main Line.
Network Rail’s Western route has experienced the best start to a year in terms of train performance since 2012, with over 90% of services running on time following unprecedented investment on new railway infrastructure and new trains.