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Network Rail - Articles and news items

Britain’s rail companies plan to run more trains, to more places, more often

Rail industry news / 20 March 2017 /

Britain’s rail companies have unveiled plans to run over 6,400 more passenger trains every week by 2021, running to more places more often, creating new opportunities and supporting jobs.

£100m investment to start on the Calderdale rail line

Rail industry news / 16 March 2017 /

Work begins in mid-March to renew and upgrade vital aspects of the track on the line which runs between Leeds and Manchester via Bradford Interchange and through Calderdale.

Should we go ahead with HS2?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 16 March 2017 /

Regular European Railway Review blogger, Graham Ellis, delves into the subject of high-speed train lines, specifically HS2.

Stevenage station prepares for new Azuma trains

Uncategorised / 15 March 2017 /

Platforms one, two, three and four at Stevenage station are being extended to allow all carriages of Virgin’s new Azuma trains to fit into the station.

Work starts on North West Electrification Project

Rail industry news / 14 March 2017 /

VolkerRail and Network Rail has begun upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool as part of the £1 billion Great North Rail Project.

New figures show Network Rail’s contribution to the economy in the North West

Rail industry news / 7 March 2017 /

It has been revealed that Network Rail is supporting over 9,000 jobs in the North West of England in a new set of figures that show the contribution the company has made to the region’s economy.

Network Rail sets target to increase female employees to 20% by 2020

Rail industry news / 6 March 2017 /

Only one in five women are currently employed as engineers in the UK. To combat this Network Rail has set itself a target to increase its take-up of female employees from 16% to 20% by 2020.

New video shows passengers the progress of London Bridge station

Rail industry news / 28 February 2017 /

Passengers can now have a glimpse of the engineering work being undertaken at London Bridge in a new video from Network Rail, ahead of major works throughout 2017.

New Western Route Supervisory Board will deliver a better railway

Rail industry news / 24 February 2017 /

Network Rail, Great Western Railway (GWR) and Heathrow Express have joined forces to create the Western Route Supervisory Board which aims to improve passenger experience.

Network Rail continues to create close ties with operating companies to improve customer experience

Rail industry news / 23 February 2017 /

Network Rail is continuing to develop close ties with train and freight operators with the mission to improve the customer experience.

The Ordsall Chord centrepiece takes its place

Rail industry news / 21 February 2017 /

The Ordsall Chord – a 300-metre length of track that will link all three of Manchester’s main stations – moved a step closer towards completion today as two 600-tonne arches were dramatically craned into place, creating a new bridge for the railway line.

Virtual reality allows commuters to view the new Waterloo station

Rail industry news / 20 February 2017 /

Network Rail and South West Trains give commuters the opportunity to view a re-developed International Terminal at Waterloo station using virtual reality headsets.