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  • Transpennine route upgrade boosts safety to perfection

    Monday, December 11, 2023

    On Wednesday, December 6, the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) organized its quarterly Safety Step Up Day, dedicated to enhancing the safety culture and promoting a secure work environment. The event, held at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, focused on wellbeing and addressed fatigue, bringing together 525 TRU colleagues for a day of team-building activities, workshops, exhibitions, and guest speaker discussions, providing ample networking opportunities.

  • Sunderland station debuts new entrance: doors open for commuters

    Monday, December 11, 2023

    The city’s newly transformed arrival point, boasting a prominently glazed facade overlooking Market Square at the city’s core, opened to the public at 8 am this morning. While final touches to the public space around the station will continue over the next few months, the completion of the 18-month construction project prompted a visit from Sunderland City Council’s leader, Councillor Graeme Miller, and chief executive Patrick Melia, along with Julie Elliott MP, Network Rail, Grand Central, Northern Rail representatives, and BAM contractors.

  • Major landslip causes travel chaos in Somerset

    Wednesday, December 6, 2023

    In a significant disruption to transportation in southwest England, a major landslip above the Crewkerne Tunnel in Somerset has resulted in extensive delays for both trains and motorists. The severe rainfall in the region has triggered safety concerns, compelling Network Rail engineers to embark on a week-long repair mission.

  • RMT and train firms vote towards ending dispute

    Thursday, November 9, 2023

    Operators have put forward an offer that proposes backdated pay rises for staff and job security guarantees.

  • Rail passengers to face more disruption amid train drivers’ overtime ban

    Monday, July 31, 2023

    A Department for Transport spokesman said that the government has met the rail unions, listened to them and facilitated improved offers on pay and reform.

  • Network Rail use video and AI technology to keep the railway clean and safe

    Monday, June 26, 2023

    The technology captures high-definition train’s-eye-view video known as Automated Intelligent Video Review (AIVR) from across the rail network, with the footage instantly accessible in the cloud.

  • New Wellington railway station worth £15m could open by 2025

    Monday, June 26, 2023

    Somerset West and Taunton Council has pledged as part of its Wellington Place Plan that it would “review potential for a park and ride scheme” near junction 26 of the M5, which could provide a vital link between the motorway, the railway station and the town centre.

  • Barrhead railway line works cost revealed

    Thursday, May 18, 2023

    A new update on the works that will close Barrhead train station for weeks has revealed the upgrades will cost £63.3 million.

  • British sign language introduces at major railway stations

    Monday, April 24, 2023

    Some of the country’s busiest railway stations, including Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street, now have British Sign Language travel announcements.

  • Network Rail undertakes £88m engineering programme ahead of Easter weekend

    Thursday, April 6, 2023

    Network Rail is reminding passengers to check their journeys before travelling over the bank holiday weekend (Friday 7th – Monday 10th April inclusive) as thousands of rail workers prepare to deliver an £88m programme of engineering work.



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