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Rail Minister officially opens first section of Dawlish sea wall which will help protect vital rail link to the south west

25th September 2020

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has officially opened the first section of the new Dawlish sea wall which will help protect the vital stretch of railway connecting Devon and Cornwall with the rest of the country from rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions.

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No trains in or out of London King’s Cross Station on October weekend as Network Rail makes progress on £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade

25th September 2020

Network Rail and train operators on the East Coast Main Line are urging passengers not to travel to or from London King’s Cross, or on Thameslink services to or from St Pancras International via Finsbury Park, on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October, as vital work continues on the East Coast Upgrade.

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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.

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Passengers warned of changes to journeys for essential railway upgrades in Manchester

24th September 2020

Passengers are being urged to check before they travel this weekend during essential railway improvement work on a key route into Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Network Rail reveals Environmental Sustainability Strategy

23rd September 2020

Network Rail has published its Environment Sustainability Strategy about the steps to be taken over the next 30 years to see rail powering Britain’s green economic recovery.

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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.

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Network Rail introduces coffee cup recycling: passengers encouraged to Sip, Save and Recycle to help make stations greener

23rd September 2020

Coffee loving commuters are being encouraged to Sip, Save and Recycle their cups in Britain’s biggest and busiest stations, as Network Rail rolls out the first of their new coffee cup recycling bins at King’s Cross, Leeds, London Bridge, Waterloo, Liverpool Street, Charing Cross and Cannon Street.

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Preston station’s historic glazing gets identical looking modern replacement

23rd September 2020

A major restoration project on Preston station’s glazed frontage is complete making it safe and reliable for passengers on the West Coast main line.

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Conwy Valley Line to reopen this month as £2.2m investment helps protect it from extreme weather and flooding

22nd September 2020

The Conwy Valley Line, which runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno in north Wales, will reopen on 28 September after Network Rail’s £2.2m investment to better protect the railway from extreme weather and flooding has been completed.

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New partnership seeks shift from road to rail in the South East – and an end to diesel trains

22nd September 2020

A new partnership between Network Rail and regional transport body Transport for the South East aims to encourage people out of their cars as part of a long-term plan to improve rail services, boost capacity and cut carbon emissions.

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Public consultation opens for Ely rail capacity

21st September 2020

Network Rail’s first round of public consultation for proposals to upgrade the railway in and around Ely has opened and will run for six weeks.

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Dyer & Butler Awarded Cambridge Railway Station Platform Extension Scheme by Abellio Greater Anglia

18th September 2020

Dyer & Butler, a part of M Group Services, has been appointed to deliver platform extensions at Cambridge railway station on behalf of Abellio Greater Anglia.

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Public invited to learn more about High Peak rail bridge upgrades this autumn

18th September 2020

Passengers and residents in Whaley Bridge are being informed about work to upgrade two railway bridges this autumn.

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Changes for passengers as major accessibility upgrade at Mills Hill station continues

18th September 2020

Passengers are being advised about changes to journeys at Mills Hill station as its multi-million-pound accessibility upgrade enters its next phase.

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Flood-damaged Edinburgh-Glasgow Line set to reopen

18th September 2020

The Edinburgh-Glasgow, via Falkirk High, railway line will reopen for passengers on Monday

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East Coast Main Line increases power supply with £216.2m contract

17th September 2020

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast network, bolstered by a £216.2m contract award for the Rail Electrification Alliance.

Network Rail delivers £800k bridge structure at Westgate-on-Sea railway station

17th September 2020

Network Rail has completed an £800,000 replacement of the footbridge at Westgate-on-Sea station with stepped access between the station’s two platforms over the tracks of the Chatham Main Line.

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Network Rail announces major investment in busy Wessex route this Christmas

17th September 2020

A busy railway junction in London will be rebuilt this Christmas as part of an investment programme to improve punctuality on trains into Waterloo.

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Rail and road users to benefit from holistic approach to infrastructure planning

17th September 2020

Network Rail and Highways England are taking a holistic approach to improve Britain’s transport infrastructure for rail passengers and road users, and making it easier for other organisations involved in delivering local transport systems to work with them.

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Longer platforms and improved ticket gates in £10 million boost for passengers to support the Gatwick Airport station upgrade

16th September 2020

Passengers from three stations in West and East Sussex can now get on and off the full length of longer Southern trains thanks to platform extensions built by Network Rail and funded by the Department for Transport.