New statistics reveal a 50 per cent increase in the number of times the public has acted to prevent a suicide on the railway in the south east.
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Small Talk Saves Lives campaign sees increase in public looking out for those at risk
Figures released today (7 November) show a 20% increase* in the number of times the public has acted to prevent suicide in the rail environment.
Passengers in the south west are being advised to check before they travel tomorrow morning with no services running through Dawlish and Teignmouth in Devon owing to expected extreme weather.
Network Rail secures £2.4billion funding to provide a better railway between London Paddington and the west
Network Rail has secured a budget of more than £2.4billion to provide a safer and more reliable railway for passengers travelling from London Paddington to the west.
Network Rail has significantly changed its plans for a new sleeper facility in Bescot following feedback from local people.
- Major safety upgrade for the region's most misused level crossing
- Vital work will combat drivers jumping the lights and swerving the barriers
- Speed restriction imposed to stop a collision is now set to be lifted, so trains can travel at full speed again after six years
- Residents warned of two closures in November and January so the work can be completed
England fans planning on travelling to Wembley for the match against Croatia later this month are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they travel.
Work has begun on the £1.7 million refurbishment of Longbridge station in Birmingham.
Passengers travelling on East Coast Main Line advised to plan ahead as upgrade to railway impacts train services this weekend
Network Rail is advising passengers planning to use the East Coast Main Line this weekend to check before they travel as work takes places on the line between Peterborough and Retford.