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Victorian viaduct upgrade improves journeys for passengers in Lancashire

An iconic railway viaduct in Lancashire has been strengthened to ensure reliable railway journeys for passengers for decades to come.

Railway upgrade to improve freight and passenger travel between North and South

An important section of railway line which keeps people and goods moving by separating passenger and freight trains in Cheshire is being upgraded.

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Passengers help save 500,000 plastic bottles by using free station water fountains

Jun 19, 2019

Today (Tuesday June 19) marking the milestone on National Refill Day, Network Rail has set a new target of saving two million water bottles across all of its stations by the end of 2019. National...

Just over four weeks until 16-day closure of major junction on West Coast main line

Jun 18, 2019

Between 20 July and 4 August, Network Rail will be upgrading track, cabling, overhead lines and signalling on the busy Acton Grange junction, which is used by more than 260 trains every day. Acton Grange...

Reminder of road closures for restoration of Manchester city centre railway bridges

Jun 13, 2019

The Grade II listed bridges outside Manchester Victoria station are being returned to their Victorian splendour in an upgrade which will secure their future for decades to come. The road closures needed include: Victoria Street...

Passengers to benefit from new assisted travel lounge at Birmingham New Street

Jun 10, 2019

A new assisted travel lounge opened today (10 June) thanks to a £175,000 investment by Network Rail. Assisted travel is offered to all passengers who need help getting between trains and the station concourse. Last...

Event for public to learn more about bridge strengthening project in Cheshire

Jun 7, 2019

The investment, as part of the Great North Rail Project, will see the crossing over the railway on Woodford Road strengthened using a system of metal rods and plates. Vital repairs will also be made...

Lorry drivers warned after repeated bridge strikes close road for five months

Jun 6, 2019

The bridge, which carries the railway over Landor Street in the Bordesley Green area of the city, has been hit 32 times since 2009. That was when a special collision protection beam was fitted to...

Rail enthusiasts urged to stay safe as historic engine steams to Ironbridge

Jun 5, 2019

The steam engine will travel down the Coalbrookdale branch line on Sunday June 9, which hasn’t seen regular trains since the closure of Ironbridge power station in 2015. As well as making local people aware...

Network Rail volunteers help heritage railway install modern anti-trespass kit

May 30, 2019

A team of six staff usually based in Network Rail’s Milton Keynes office spent the day fitting an anti-trespass guard at a level crossing on the Leighton Buzzard Railway. The 100-year-old line is a preserved...

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