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Railway in Somerset reopens to help keep key workers moving
Key workers, including NHS staff, can now get to work on a more reliable and resilient railway after Network Rail completed nine upgrades between Taunton and Castle Cary in Somerset.
Ops note: East Grinstead line reopened this morning (Monday) following landslip repairs
The railway between East Grinstead and Lingfield reopened to passenger trains this morning after nearly two months without services.
Free parking for NHS and care workers at Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime street
NHS and care workers using Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street stations can park for free during the coronavirus crisis.
Track-engineering father and son keep railway running safely
Railway upgrades by a father-and-son duo are today helping keep critical supplies and key workers moving across Britain.
Key railway workers enable 370,000 tonnes of vital food, medicine and other supplies to be moved in a week
This week alone key workers from Network Rail have enabled more than 370,000 tonnes of freight to be moved between west London and Cornwall and into and across Wales to support the economy, the NHS, petrol at the pumps and food in shops.
Scotland’s Railway appeals for former signallers to help keep vital services moving
Network Rail is appealing for former signallers and controllers who can help to keep Scotland’s Railway running during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Network Rail supports army to deliver vital medical face masks to NHS frontline
Railway workers have driven hundreds of miles through the night to deliver two lorry loads of protective medical face masks for frontline workers in the NHS.
Network Rail on track to reopen East Grinstead line for Monday – but please do check before you travel and only travel if you have to
Network Rail remains on track to complete landslip repairs to reopen the East Grinstead railway line for key workers and passengers for whom travel is absolutely essential, on Monday 30 March, although the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak could still cause a delay.
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