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Passengers urged to check before they travel ahead of bumper changes to services this May: Check before you travel this late May bank holiday

Passengers urged to check before they travel ahead of bumper changes to services this May

Thursday 17 May 2018
  • 20 May sees new national timetable introduced with thousands of new services and new timetables and schedules 
  • 26 – 28 May (bank holiday ) sees £78m of investment projects being delivered around the country to improve services 
  • Vast majority (95%+)of the network is unaffected by engineering work but passengers are advised to check before they travel 
New retail openings at London Bridge station are a recipe for success: New retailers in the Western Arcade at London Bridge station

New retail openings at London Bridge station are a recipe for success

Wednesday 16 May 2018
  • Bob’s Lobster and Comptoir Libanais improve choice of station dining
  • The Book Shop, Urban Express and Greggs expand on-the-go offer
  • Openings form part of £1bn redevelopment of London Bridge station
  • Retail offer establishing the station as a destination in its own right
New research reveals lack of knowledge about railway dangers leads to more people taking risks at level crossings in Anglia: New research reveals lack of knowledge about railway dangers leads to more people taking risks at level crossings

New research reveals lack of knowledge about railway dangers leads to more people taking risks at level crossings in Anglia

Wednesday 16 May 2018

New research from Network Rail reveals a quarter1 of Anglia residents think crossing a motorway on foot is more dangerous than crossing the railway on foot, despite the fact that trains cannot swerve out of the way. This lack of awareness is causing more people to take risks, with only 33% identifying that crossing when barriers are down and no train is coming is a risk and only 21% recognising that crossing when the lights are flashing is a risk.

“My leg ended up half-a-mile up the track” - warning to young adults as new research  highlights they are more likely to dice with death at level crossings: New research reveals lack of knowledge about railway dangers leads to more people taking risks at level crossings

“My leg ended up half-a-mile up the track” - warning to young adults as new research highlights they are more likely to dice with death at level crossings

Wednesday 16 May 2018

New research from Network Rail reveals only a third (36 per cent) of 18 – 24 year olds believe going on the railway track is extremely dangerous¹, resulting in young adults risking their lives when crossing the railway. Almost a quarter (22 per cent) of 18 – 24 year olds admit that if they were in a rush, they would ignore warning lights and try to cross the railway at a level crossing.