National & regional news
One week until road closed for major railway bridge upgrade in Cheshire
Residents and motorists in Poynton near Stockport are being reminded that a major upgrade to a road bridge over the railway in Cheshire starts on Friday 5 July.
Passengers to see transformation of rail services as modernisation of the South Wales mainline continues
In December passengers using the South Wales mainline will see a transformation of their rail services as GWR’s biggest timetable change since 1976 comes into effect.
Safety gates installed across South East to reduce trespass on the railway
Over 15,000 metres of new fencing and gates have been installed at nearly 300 stations across Kent, Sussex and south London as part of a £2.3 million project to stop people trespassing on the railway.
York primary school pupils come out top in railway competition
Four students from Osbaldwick Primary Academy have come out top in a railway competition which encourages children to get involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities.
South East stations see biggest increase nationwide in passenger satisfaction
- Overall satisfaction at the route’s four managed stations – London Bridge, Victoria, Charing Cross and Cannon Street – is 85.5%
- Punctuality satisfaction increases 11% year-on-year according to passenger watchdog Transport Focus
National Rail Passenger Survey results place Western route top of the class
New figures out today show that overall passenger satisfaction on Network Rail’s Western route has improved by four percentage points since last year, making Western the top scoring route in the country with a passenger satisfaction score of 86%.
Kent and South East London rail passengers advised to plan ahead over weekends in July and August
Services will be diverted to alternative London stations and buses will replace trains on some routes as Network Rail works to improve the railway as part of its £1.25bn Kent and South East London Railway Upgrade Plan
Stunning photos give sneak peek of the new roof at Leeds station
Spectacular pictures of the new transparent roof at Leeds railway station have been released by Network Rail.
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