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East Suffolk line to benefit from major renewals

Network Rail is planning to replace three kilometres of worn-out track in the vicinity of Brampton station on the East Suffolk line to improve...

Some train services withdrawn on Snow Hill lines in the West Midlands

West Midlands Railway (WMR) is struggling to return some train services to near-normal schedules as it is still feeling the effects of staff having...

Longer Platform 3 for Wigan

Platform 3 at Wigan station is being extended so it will take four-carriage trains, so train operator Northern can provide extra capacity for passengers...

‘Access for All’ at Cadoxton station

Cadoxton station in South Wales now has improved access after the opening of new multi-million-pound passenger lifts and a footbridge. As a result, those using...

HS2’s Interchange station obtains planning approval

Plans for HS2’s Interchange station have been approved by Solihull Council, with the planner’s report saying the design creates “an exciting contextual response to...

GWR receives first tri-mode train 

Great Western Railway (GWR) has received the first train in the UK able to run on overhead and third-rail electric lines, as well as...

Avanti’s Pride flag is 265 metres long!

Avanti West Coast has launched the UK’s first fully wrapped Pride train, which was entirely staffed by an LGBTQ+ crew for its first official...

GWR to name train after Gurkha VC hero

Marking 75 years since the end of World War 2, when hostilities in the Far East ceased, Great Western Railway (GWR) is to honour...

Bank holiday work on Oxted viaduct will close East Grinstead and Uckfield lines.

This August Bank Holiday, thousands of Network Rail staff will work around the clock to deliver a multi-million-pound programme of work in Sussex and...

Crossrail goes back again – to Spring 2022

The Crossrail Board has met to consider the latest update from the leadership team concerning progress to complete the Elizabeth line. This follows an...

Rail Minister visits Plymouth to discuss Brunel Plaza regeneration

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has visited Plymouth to meet those responsible for the regeneration of Brunel Plaza, a scheme that involves an upgrade for...

Extraordinary times

Following the recent tragedy at Stonehaven, and the wider difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines has been reflecting...

Additional government money will keep Tyne and Wear Metro services running

The government has stepped in to provide £8.5 million of financial support to keep services running on the Tyne and Wear Metro while passenger...

Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan includes new mezzanine for station concourse

The Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan, developed by Network Rail, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government, includes plans for transforming the capital’s main station...

New C2C badge for those exempt from face coverings

C2C, the train operator which serves 26 stations in East London and South Essex, running services between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, has launched a...

Two bridges in Grantham to be repaired

Network Rail is set to undertake repairs to two bridges in Grantham that carry the East Coast main line over roads in the town,...

Longer platforms for four West Midlands stations

Four stations in the West Midlands will be receiving extended platforms in preparation for the introduction of new, longer Class 196 trains in 2021. Dyer...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could be submitted,...