Tags: Network Rail

Major railway bridge upgrade on Cross City line this Easter

Rail passengers travelling on the Cross City line between Birmingham and Lichfield this Easter are being advised to check before they travel during major work to replace a railway bridge. Network Rail is investing £4m to upgrade the structure which takes the Sutton Park freight line over the Cross City line in Sutton Coldfield. The […]

Dates announced for the final phase of Barmouth Viaduct restoration

Network Rail will close the historic viaduct for up to 13 weeks this Autumn so teams can continue a like-for-like restoration Along with principal contractors, Alun Griffiths, Network Rail will work on carefully reconstructing the metal sections of the Grade II* listed structure, as well as renewing the tracks near to Barmouth Toll House, on […]

Levenmouth Rail Link remains firmly on track

Track work on the Levenmouth Rail Link has passed the half-way point. Completion of the latest phase of track installation marks a significant milestone on the Scottish Government-funded project with the first three miles of rail now in place from Thornton Junction – now extending more than half-way to Leven. Since the start of work […]

Birmingham railway stations to provide free sanitary products

Free sanitary products are being made available at all three of Birmingham’s major railway stations for the first time under a new trial scheme.  Last year Birmingham New Street station installed a vending machine to provide free sanitary pads and tampons for passengers, and now the same will be offered at both Birmingham Snow Hill […]

Tilehurst station set for step-free access

Rail passengers are set to experience a more accessible Tilehurst station following confirmation of a £4m investment which will see new lifts and walkways installed at the Berkshire station, ensuring all platforms are fully accessible for the first time. More than half-a-million passengers use Tilehurst station every year and the upgrades will help even more […]

Safety warning as CCTV catches man’s shocking near miss with train

Onboard driver CCTV has caught the moment a man narrowly missed being hit by a train on the West Coast main line. Network Rail and Avanti West Coast today (Friday 3 March) released video of the near miss at a footpath level crossing near Runcorn as a safety warning to others. The entrance to the […]

West Coast main line to close for major overhaul

Carstairs Junction will be modernised as part of a £164m Scottish Government investment in the railway.   Passengers are being reminded that the West Coast main line will close for 16 days from Saturday (March 4) as engineers deliver a vital programme of work to upgrade Carstairs Junction. The closure of the line, between March 4 […]

One month to go until Oxford rail station and railway upgrade work requires part of Botley Road to be temporarily closed until October

As part of a £161million station and railway upgrade, Botley Road will be temporarily closed near Oxford station from 11 April until the end of October to enable station and track improvements and highways redevelopment. Network Rail, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are encouraging motorists and Oxford residents to plan ahead as the […]

Hindley station next up for Wigan to Bolton electrification project

Rail passengers and road users at Hindley in Greater Manchester are being advised of the next phase of major work to electrify the railway between Wigan and Bolton. Network Rail is progressing with a £78m investment to upgrade the 6.5-mile stretch of railway* to enable electric trains to serve the key North West towns in […]