- Total retail sales grew by 3.5% between October and December 2017 – ahead of 1.1%* market average
- Between April and December 2017 over 630m people have travelled through or visited Network Rail managed stations – spending more than £594m in its retail stores
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Repair work is under way following a landslip that caused extensive damage to the railway line between Clacton on Sea and Colchester. The line is expected to be closed for at least the next two days while the work takes place.
Some train services will run in and out of Lime Street station for over four weeks of this summer’s upgrade works, being carried out between 2 June and 29 July, as every effort is made to keep passengers moving while the station is transformed.
This summer will see Great Western Railway (GWR) start to deliver new trains, more seats, and in time more frequent services across the South West.
Network Rail has issued a stark reminder to HGV drivers after a bridge strike in North Yorkshire resulted in the closure of both the rail and road networks.
Engineers will be working around-the-clock for the next four weeks to deliver a multi-million-pound upgrade to prepare the Alloa line for electrification.
New video footage shows the installation of the first sections of a new track on the West Anglia main line as part of Network Rail’s £170m Lee Valley Rail programme. The project has reached a key milestone with over 3km of track installed on what will become the third line between Lea Bridge and the new Meridian Water station, allowing two additional trains per hour.
Visitors to four of Network Rail’s managed stations will soon be able to view some of the most breathtaking images of landscapes from across the UK.
The infrastructure company, which owns, manages and develops Britain’s railway, has begun the process to let the next generation of track infrastructure contracts.