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More than a quarter of a million people use Birmingham New Street in one day

More than a quarter of a million people used Birmingham New Street on Saturday, the highest ever number to have used the station in 24 hours.The figure – the equivalent to the population of Wolverhampton – was an increase on …

Governor Cuomo Announces Milestone Reached in LIRR’s Main Line Expansion Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the MTA has reached a major milestone to improve transit service, safety and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of Long Island commuters and residents.       The LIRR Expansion Project released …

Local war survivor honoured in naming of new Surrey footbridge by Network Rail

A new footbridge opened by Network Rail at Gomshall 1station in Surrey has been officially named ‘Rosa’s Bridge’ in honour of Rosa Sigal, a local landowner who left Germany in the 1930s after she lost her job because she was …

Passengers in Kent and South East London are reminded to check before they travel this Christmas

With just under a month to go until Christmas, passengers are reminded to plan ahead and check before they travel this festive period and New Year as Network Rail carries out upgrades in and around London and the South East. …

London Southend Airport launches initiative to help passengers with hidden disabilities

The discreet blue wristband will be available from Monday 4 December and is entirely voluntary for passengers with hidden disabilities and their families to wear as a subtle sign to airport staff that additional support or help may be required. …

  • Wirral Residents Invited To Drop-In Event To Learn More About Vegetation Work Taking

    Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Network Rail is holding an information drop-in event to explain upcoming vegetation work on the Wirral.   2.5 miles of vegetation management work will take place over four weeks starting on Monday 17 October between Hooton and Bromborough. The work …

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  • Surrey passengers get better station following early completion of £4 million upgrade

    Published on : Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Passengers at Godalming, Surrey, will benefit from a better, more accessible station after Network Rail officially unveiled a £4m upgrade, which was completed four weeks earlier than planned, alongside representatives from the Department for Transport; the council; a local access …

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  • Network Rail volunteer recognised for his contribution to railway safety

    Published on : Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Network Rail volunteer Tom Crosby received the Judges Special Award at last night’s National Rail Awards. Tom was recognised for the fantastic work he does highlighting the dangers of trespass to children and young adults and received a standing ovation …

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  • Network Rail and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue service team up

    Published on : Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Network Rail and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service have teamed up to test emergency rescue plans from a 100ft high South Wales viaduct.       Last Friday the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s …

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  • Oxford To Marylebone Track Now Complete

    Published on : Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Network Rail engineers have finished laying new sections of track to connect Oxford city centre with London Marylebone – ahead of Chiltern Railways running services on the new line from December.   The final track installations were completed around Peartree …

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  • Governor Cuomo Announces Major Investments to Improve Central Hubs

    Published on : Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced major capital investments to improve two key stations on the Long Island Rail Road’s 40-mile spine between Jamaica and Ronkonkoma. Work has begun on a $121 million initiative to rebuild, reimagine and modernize the …

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  • Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Closed Sun., Sept. 25 for the Annual Stephen Siller Tunnels

    Published on : Thursday, September 22, 2016

    The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will be closed Sunday, Sept., 25 from 7:45 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. for the 15th annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run, commemorating the FDNY firefighter’s run through the tunnel to the World Trade …

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  • Mta UK office wins prestugious travel industry award

    Published on : Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    In a gala event held recently in front of a packed audience at London’s renowned Lyceum Theatre, the MTA London Office won the TTG Award for the Tourist Board of the Year. This award is regarded as the most prestigious …

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  • Cambodia’s unfinished railway linked to Thailand

    Published on : Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Officials said that the northern railway line of Cambodia has been connected to Thailand at Poipet City despite the fact the certain portion of the railway track are yet to be completed before trains start running between these two nations. …

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  • Strengthening Work To Begin On East Ardsley Bridge

    Published on : Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    A public drop-in event will be held this week as the next phase of the Railway Upgrade Plan gets set to begin in Leeds.   Fall Lane bridge in East Ardsley, which crosses the Wakefield line that runs between Leeds …

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  • Saratoga and Pennsylvania Av 3 Line Stations Set to Re-open Monday

    Published on : Monday, September 19, 2016

    As renewal projects at the Saratoga Av and Pennsylvania Av 3 line stations near completion, MTA New York City Transit will reopen the stations at 5:00 a.m. Monday, September 19. The two stations were closed for renewal work on April …

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  • Rail passengers to check before they travel ahead of South Wales

    Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016

    Rail passengers are being urged to check before they travel this weekend as all services between Cardiff Central station and Bristol Parkway will be affected by essential electrification work on the South Wales Mainline – all part of Network Rail’s …

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  • Formal consultation provides positive feedback for new rail link to Heathrow

    Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016

    Plans for the Western Rail Link to Heathrow project have been well received by stakeholders, passengers and the business community, according to a recent consultation by Network Rail.   More than 80% of respondents indicated their support for proposals to …

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  • Apprenticeship boost as Network Rail offers 140 new opportunities

    Published on : Friday, September 16, 2016

    Network Rail expands its award winning Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme and pledges to recruit 140 new apprentices to start training in March 2017.The three-year scheme will now offer 300 young people the chance to “earn while they learn” in 2017. Apprentices …

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  • Foundry Yard Cleland

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Further to recent speculation and to address concern in the community, Network Rail would like to clarify the situation with regard to the presence of contaminants in the ground at the Foundry yard site in Cleland.   Further to recent …

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  • Children learn how to stay safe using the railway in Norfolk

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Children at a school in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, took part in a presentation and quiz about railway safety yesterday as part of an afternoon assembly.   Staff from Network Rail talked to children from Greyfriars Primary School in London Road, …

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  • Rail passengers to check before they travel ahead of South Wales Mainline

    Published on : Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Rail passengers are being urged to check before they travel this weekend as all services between Cardiff Central station and Bristol Parkway will be affected by essential electrification work on the South Wales Mainline – all part of Network Rail’s …

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  • It’s time to pack – double days from Amtrak guest rewards are back!

    Published on : Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Train travel is an even better option this fall for Amtrak Guest Rewards® members who can earn double the points toward free travel and other rewards with the “Double Days” promotion.   Amtrak Guest Rewards members earn double points on …

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  • Happy Families On Virgin Trains

    Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016

    Take the whole family away for less with the Family Ticket offer available online and in train stations; prices start from £50 on Virgin Trains on the West Coast Extended beyond the summer holidays through to January 2017 Book 12 …

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  • Shirley bridge being replaced

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Network Rail engineers are rebuilding a worn-out road bridge next to Shirley railway station in Solihull.The bridge over the railway on Haslucks Green Road, a main bus route, is over 100 years old.If the bridge is not rebuilt buses will …

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