Tags: Network Rail

Rail services to return to schedule between King’s Lynn, Cambridge and London following track repairs

Rail services between King’s Lynn, Cambridge and London King’s Cross will return to their usual schedules following completion of work to repair track defects caused by the recent heatwave. The prolonged spell of dry weather over the summer caused the peaty ground beneath the track along the Fen Line between Cambridge and King’s Lynn to shrink, […]

Story Contracting begin Work on Hartlepool Station Upgrade

Story Contracting have begun upgrade work on Hartlepool Station, with the demolition of the disused platform 3 marking the first phase of the redevelopment. The team, on behalf of Network Rail and Tees Valley Combined Authority, have successfully removed the platform over 108 hours; removing 1500T of spent material. With demolition complete, piling will now […]

Autumn leaf blasting trains now keeping North West rail routes clear

A fleet of ‘leaf-busting’ trains are now blasting leaves off the line to help keep passengers and freight moving across the North West this autumn. From this week until 12 December, six specialist trains will wash leaf debris from up to 96,000 miles of track across the region while trees are shedding their leaves. Network Rail’s […]

Safety improvements in Bath protect both the railway and a bit of history

Network Rail has completed essential safety improvement work to the iconic low balustrade wall at Sydney Gardens in Bath, including the installation of railings to prevent trespassers from being able to gain access to the track. The wall itself was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel as a feature of the railway line, which cut through […]

Platform removal clears way for double tracking at Cameron Bridge

Work to demolish the old station platforms at Cameron Bridge is now complete. Following the successful completion of the first mile in March, and significant progress on the second mile, the removal of the old platforms of the former Cameron Bridge station clears the way for the next stages of track work. The old platforms […]

Construction of the new bridge begins in the southside of Glasgow

Work to construct the new bridge over the railway at Nithsdale Road in Glasgow’s Southside is now underway following successful demolition of the old structure. The project, part of the Glasgow-Barrhead electrification works, will see a new bridge deck constructed higher over the railway to enable overhead electrification wires to run safely beneath the structure. […]

Green light for Oxford station and railway transformation following £78.6m funding confirmation

Today (Wednesday 17 August) the Department for Transport confirmed it has awarded £78.6m to Network Rail to support the redevelopment of Oxford station and railway, helping provide a bigger and better station, more services for passengers and freight, and improved journey times for passengers in the future.  The funding follows the granting of a Transport […]

A bridge to the future in Huddersfield

Huddersfield has moved one step closer to welcoming cleaner, greener and more efficient electric trains this week, as a new, improved bridge was installed near Deighton railway station. The 172-year-old footbridge on Fieldhouse Lane was replaced with a thinner and taller bridge, giving Transpennine Route Upgrade engineers the space needed to eventually install overhead electric […]

People travelling in Horsham are being advised to plan ahead as Network Rail closes Parsonage Road level crossing to pedestrians and motorists for 10 days as part of £8m investment

Both Parsonage Road and Littlehaven level crossings will be closed to improve reliability of the railway for passengers and make level crossings safer for motorists and people travelling by foot.  People travelling through Horsham are being advised to plan ahead and leave more time for their journeys as Network Rail closes Parsonage Road level crossing […]