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Essential upgrades completed on Norwich to London rail line

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Essential upgrades were completed over the bank holiday weekend as part of a £250m programme to upgrade the overhead wiring system between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street, which will provide a more reliable service for passengers travelling between Norwich and London.

New flood alleviation scheme planned to start next month: Flooding at Cowley and Hele

New flood alleviation scheme planned to start next month

Friday 25 May 2018

A temporary road closure will be in place at Station Road in Hele, Devon, from Tuesday 29 May as Network Rail is planning to carry out a flood resilience project in the area. Flooding has been a long standing problem in and around Hele, and a scheme has been developed which will not only reduce the risk of flooding to the railway, but also to nearby homes and businesses.