Maintenance stories

Network Rail

North Yorkshire bridge renewals to make railway more reliable for passengers

24th September 2020

Multi-million pound bridge upgrades are taking place on the Settle to Carlisle line in North Yorkshire to make the railway more reliable for passengers and freight.

ScotRail

Work begins on ScotRail’s Class 380 train ‘makeover’

24th September 2020

ScotRail has begun work to refurbish its fleet of Class 380 electric trains ahead of their 10-year anniversary later in the year.

Network Rail

Network Rail improves historic Darlington bridge ahead of 195th anniversary

23rd September 2020

Network Rail has carried out improvement work on Skerne Bridge, the oldest railway bridge in the world in continuous use, before its 195th anniversary this weekend.

Track renewal work to affect train services this weekend

22nd September 2020

Rail track renewal work in the Bristol area will affect train services between Bristol and Bath this weekend (Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September).

Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales to replace important rail crossing for community

17th September 2020

Transport for Wales has announced that a temporary footbridge will be installed in Llanbradach to replace a demolished bridge.

Govia Thameslink Railway

GTR and Porterbrook announce £55 million fleet modernisation programme

16th September 2020

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Porterbrook, the owner of trains leased by the operator, have announced a five-year, £55 million programme to modernise the Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’ fleets, 270 trains in all.

track

PTSG brought on board Reading station construction

15th September 2020

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist electrical services at Green Park Station, a brand-new train station currently under construction in Reading, Berkshire.

Network Rail

Network Rail to begin improvement work on Narborough station footbridge

11th September 2020

Network Rail is starting work on an £800,000 three-month project to strengthen, refurbish and brighten up the footbridge at Narborough in Leicestershire station.

Greater Anglia

Funding for ‘Bees, Butterflies and Cubs’ wildlife project at Westerfield train station

10th September 2020

Residents of Westerfield, Suffolk, have won funding to turn a large area of wasteland at their local rail station into a wildlife garden.

Network Rail

Track renewal works on East Suffolk line to improve reliability

10th September 2020

Worn out track is planned to be renewed on the East Suffolk line to improve reliability and provide passengers with an improved journey experience.

Welsh Government

Welsh Government calls on UK Government to “play its part” as it backs Commission’s emphasis on public transport improvements in south-east Wales

10th September 2020

Proposals for new train services, stations and joined up transport in south-east Wales have been outlined by the Welsh Government, who have called on the UK Government to “play its part” in delivering improvements to Wales’ railway.

Network Rail

Three Darlington railway bridges to be restored

9th September 2020

Network Rail is working in partnership with Darlington Borough Council to brighten up three historic railway bridges in the town, as part of a £60,000 project.

Network Rail

Network Rail awards bridge strengthening contract

9th September 2020

Network Rail has awarded a contract to carry out strengthening work to three railway bridges on our Wessex route in the South of England

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

A bird’s eye view: North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s carriage stable project

7th September 2020

Work is well underway on a new carriage maintenance facility at North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR).

Northern

Highest station’s car park gets major overhaul

7th September 2020

England’s highest station’s car park has been transformed after a major overhaul.

Network Rail

Passengers reminded of railway closure this weekend for St Helens bridge renewal

4th September 2020

Passengers are being advised about changes to rail journeys on September 5 during an essential upgrade to a railway bridge in St Helens.

Northern

Popular Cheshire station gets car park revamp

4th September 2020

Passengers who drive to one of Northern’s popular Cheshire stations to catch the train will see significant improvements to its car park.

Network Rail

Changes to emergency railway works between Ely and Peterborough

2nd September 2020

Passengers are being advised about changes to dates for a series of emergency works to replace wheel timbers on the railway tracks on four bridges at Manea, between Ely and Peterborough, this autumn.

Network Rail

Merrylee Road rail bridge refurbishment underway

1st September 2020

Work to refurbish the rail bridge over Merrylee Road on the Southside of Glasgow is now underway and on track to complete by the end of the year.

Network Rail

Key rail upgrades completed on West Coast main line over August bank holiday

1st September 2020

Network Rail has completed a range of essential upgrades to the West Coast main line over the August bank holiday weekend.