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Network Rail - Articles and news items

New 10 carriage Intercity Express Trains visit Cornwall for the first time

Rail industry news / 22 June 2017 /

Great Western Railway’s first Intercity Express Train has completed its test journey from London Paddington to Penzance.

Nomad’s partnership with Network Rail extended

Rail industry news / 21 June 2017 /

Nomad Digital has extended its partnership with Network Rail (NR) to enable the provision of rail infrastructure maintenance data.

Celebrating the 175th anniversary of the first rail journey made by a monarch

Rail industry news / 14 June 2017 /

HM The Queen marked the anniversary of the first rail journey made by a monarch, naming a new Intercity Express Train Queen Elizabeth II.

c2c named as UK’s most punctual rail operator in May

Rail industry news / 7 June 2017 /

c2c achieved over 96% in the Public Performance Measure (PPM) figures, making it the best performing operating company in the UK.

Elizabeth line tracks and platforms at Abbey Wood station complete

Rail industry news / 5 May 2017 /

Construction of the platform and tracks for Elizabeth line services at Abbey Wood have been completed by Network Rail.

Passenger numbers reach record high for Virgin Trains in Scotland

Rail industry news / 3 May 2017 /

Virgin Trains has broken new records for passengers crossing the border on its west coast route, just a year after it was closed due to flooding.

VolkerRail invests in steel mast manipulator technology for NWEP3 project

Rail industry news / 28 April 2017 /

VolkerRail has invested in the latest steel mast manipulator technology for the North West Electrification Programme.

An interview with Dick Fearn

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 26 April 2017 /

For European Railway Review’s Leadership Series, we speak to Dick Fearn, Chair of the new Western Supervisory Board.

Easter upgrades between London and Scotland completed on time

Rail industry news / 19 April 2017 /

The railway between London and Scotland has reopened after a number of upgrade projects by over Easter were completed on time.

Railway trespassers in the South West hits a five-year high

Rail industry news / 18 April 2017 /

New figures have revealed that more people than ever in the South West are risking their lives by trespassing on the rail network.

Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high

Rail industry news / 13 April 2017 /

New figures show that more people than ever are risking their lives on the rail network by trespassing on the tracks.

New overhead line facility opens in Crewe

Rail industry news / 7 April 2017 /

An innovative approach to overhead line fabrication has led to the opening of a third fabrication facility in Crewe.