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Timetables and travel
Our Railway's Future
Railway upgrade projects
High speed rail
Access for All
Reducing track noise
Stations improvement programme
York operating centre
Global System for Mobile Communications-Railway
Upgrading stations in South Wales
East West Rail
Western Rail Link to Heathrow
Southampton to Nuneaton freight upgrade
Modernising the South Wales railway
North West electrification
Edinburgh Waverley station
Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace
Stafford - Crewe
Wessex Capacity Improvment Programme
Birmingham New Street station
Gogar rail interchange
London Overground lines
Manchester Victoria station
North Lincolnshire resignalling
Ely - Soham
Great Northern Great Eastern
King's Cross station
Tinsley Chord Tram Train
West Coast Main Line
East Coast Main Line
Lincoln level crossings
Midland Main Line
Nuneaton north chord
Redditch branch line
Manchester to Preston electrification
We're improving the railway around Stafford so journeys between London, the Midlands, North West and Scotland are faster, more frequent and more reliable
Untangling the railway lines at Norton Bridge Junction, and improvements around Stafford, will make the railway more reliable for passengers and freight customers.
Delivering three key projects, the Staffordshire Area Improvements Programme will create extra capacity, allowing capability to deliver more trains on the route and shortening journey times. It will also reduce congestion and delays in the Stafford area.
Two extra trains per hour (off
peak) in each direction between London Euston and the North West.
One additional fast train per hour in each direction between Manchester (Stone) and Birmingham.
One additional freight path per hour in each direction through Stafford via Trent Valley, helping take lorries off congested roads such as the M6.
The improvements between Crewe and Norton Bridge, completed in March 2014, increased the maximum speed on the "slow" lines used by freight and local passenger trains from 75 to 100 mph.
Further linespeed increases between Stafford and Great Bridgeford (just south of Norton Bridge) followed from August 2015, after the resignalling work around Stafford is completed.
Through Stafford station and in the surrounding area we've replaced the signalling, power supplies and telecoms equipment, and installed bi-directional signalling for all platforms.
We’ve also added a new freight loop which will reduce congestion.
This work was completed in summer 2015.
A Development Consent Order has been granted by the Secretary of State for Transport allowing us to build six miles of new 100mph railway, a new flyover and ten new bridges.
This will require the diversion of major utilities, a road, a river and a footpath, and the construction of 5km of temporary roads.
The main works are scheduled to run from spring 2014 to December 2016, a year earlier than initially predicted.
These enhancements are being delivered by the Staffordshire Alliance, a partnership of Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Network Rail and VolkerRail, working as part of a new collaborative contract that will help to transform the delivery of rail infrastructure projects in the UK.