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Repairs to overhead line equipment between Bedford and London St Pancras International expected to complete this afternoon
Network Rail is advising passengers that damage to overhead line equipment which is affecting services between Bedford and London St Pancras International should be fixed before rush hour this evening. This will allow train operators Thameslink and East Midlands Railway to run more services.
Reduced services between Bedford and London St Pancras International: Passengers urged to check before you travel
Network Rail is urging passengers to check before they travel as a reduced train service is expected in the Bedford area throughout the day (Thursday 6 February 2020).
Historic Peak District railway footbridge to be lovingly restored for passengers
Work has begun to carefully restore an historic railway footbridge for passengers at New Mills Newtown station in the Derbyshire Peak District.
£500,000 project to improve Hebden Bridge railway station begins next week
Network Rail will begin major work to improve Hebden Bridge railway station next week in a £500,000 investment.
Bumper package of vital rail upgrades to take place this Sunday in Suffolk and Essex
Important rail upgrades and maintenance work will be carried out on the main line between Ipswich and Chelmsford on Sunday 9 February which will improve reliability of rail services in the region.
Network Rail invites people to see plans to protect East Yorkshire railway embankment
Network Rail is inviting people in North Ferriby to find out more about an £8million project to protect the railway embankment, which carries the Hull to Selby line, from further erosion. The work will mean services can continue running safely and reliably for years to come.
First new railway in 50 years between Oxford and Bletchley takes major step forward
The first direct rail link in more than 50 years between Oxford, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury has been given the green light for further work.
Network Rail awards £257m portable plant contract
- Six-year contract to VP Plc for the maintenance, repair and supply of small plant
- Leading to cost savings of £2.5m per year
- 42 apprenticeships to be created with VP Plc
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