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Passengers urged to plan ahead as Network Rail gears up for £80m railway upgrades over Late May Bank Holiday

  • Network Rail carrying out 620 upgrade projects worth £80m to improve railway for passengers
  • Those looking to travel by train over the Late May Bank Holiday are urged to plan their journeys in advance and travel at quieter times where possible

Network Rail takes on first cohort of placements under Government’s Kickstart scheme

12 young people have become the first to join Network Rail under the Government’s Kickstart scheme, with more to follow in the weeks and months ahead.

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