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New jobs and skills for over 250 Londoners thanks to Network Rail

Over 250 jobseekers in the capital have gained new jobs or skills as part of the Thameslink Programme, a multi-billion pound railway upgrade which includes Network Rail’s rebuilding of London Bridge station.   The number includes 91 jobseekers from the …

Passengers advised to plan their travel as Birmingham gears up for Christmas crowds

With Birmingham’s famous Christmas market starting today (17 November) and the number of visitors to the city set to increase over the festive season, Network Rail is urging passengers to plan their journeys and allow more time to catch their …

Rhatische Bahn organizes a sit-down dinner for travel trade in Mumbai

Leading travel trade agents from Mumbai gathered at the Magazine Street Kitchen to an event hosted by Rhaetian Railways. It was a close-knit dinner, which was attended by thirty-five travel trade partners, including the Consul General of Switzerland, Mr. Martin …

Railway upgrade plan proposed for line between Exeter and Newton Abbot

Following a series of detailed investigations and technical studies, Network Rail will present proposed upgrades to the railway line between Exeter and Newton Abbot to the public on Thursday (17 November), in an effort to ensure long-term protection for the …

Footbridge added to Cornton closure plans

Network Rail will include designs for a ramped footbridge within its proposal to close Cornton level crossing when it submits a planning application to Stirling Council next month.The amendment to the design follows input from local residents and elected representatives. …

  • 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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  • FASTRACK Comes to the FG Lines in Brooklyn

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    For four consecutive weeknights from Monday, September 12, to early Friday morning September 16, F SubwayG Subway trains will run express in both directions between Bergen St and Church Av in Brooklyn. F SubwayG Subway trains will not stop at …

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  • First anniversary is one in a million for Borders Railway

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Over a million passenger journeys have been made on the Borders Railway since it officially opened 12 months ago today .The new figure was announced by Transport Minister Humza Yousaf and ScotRail Alliance managing director Phil Verster at a special …

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  • Boxing Legend Benny Lynch remembered at Glasgow Central

    Published on : Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Gloves, trophies and memorabilia depicting the life of boxing legend Benny Lynch are on display todayat Glasgow Central station.Visiting for one day only, the travelling exhibition coincides with the 81st anniversary of the day Lynch became Scotland’s first ever World …

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  • Network Rail 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 …

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  • Railway heroes save over 1,000 lives on Britain’s rail network in just a year

    Published on : Friday, September 9, 2016

    Railway staff, police officers and members of the public have saved over 1,100 people in 2015/16 having intervened in potential suicide attempts on Britain’s railway.Neena Naylor, a Network Rail train dispatcher at Birmingham New Street and a life-saver, said: “I …

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  • Children’s Brazilian-style pictures show how they will benefit from electric railway

    Published on : Friday, September 9, 2016

    Pictures drawn by children at a primary school in Walthamstow add a splash of colour to hoardings around the railway station at Walthamstow Queens Road, where work is taking place to electrify the railway.   Children from Mission Grove primary …

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  • The 130-year-old Severn Tunnel to close for six weeks for essential railway upgrade

    Published on : Friday, September 9, 2016

    The 130-year-old Severn Tunnel will close for six weeks from Monday (12 September) to upgrade it in preparation for a fleet of brand new electric trains, which will result in more seats and faster, more reliable train journeys – all …

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  • Passengers reminded to check before travel ahead of Kettering to Corby railway upgrade

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Rail passengers travelling between Kettering and Corby are being reminded that the next phase of work starts on Saturday to upgrade the railway between the two stations.On Saturday, 10 September until Monday, 24 October, rail replacement buses will be in …

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  • Virgin Trains Announces More Services For Morpeth

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Virgin Trains has responded to Northumberland rail users’ requests to provide more services to the county.   It has made changes to its December 2016 timetable to ensure there is a significant increase in services to Morpeth, with four more …

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  • Residents invited to Filton drop-in event as railway upgrade work approaches

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Filton and Horfield residents are invited to attend a drop-in event to find out more about the next steps in Network Rail’s plan to upgrade the railway in the Bristol area.The event will take place between 5pm and 8pm on …

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  • IATA: July Passenger Demand Shows Resilience

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for July showing an acceleration in demand growth over the previous five months. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.9%, compared to the same month last year, with all …

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  • Alstom to deliver four additional Pendolino high-speed trains

    Published on : Thursday, September 8, 2016

    Pendolino is part of Alstom’s Avelia range of high-speed trains. The four new trains will include the same features and technical specifications as the eight Pendolinos previously ordered. Running at a maximum speed of 250 km/h, the 7-car trains will …

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  • Network Rail to unlock land for 12,000 new homes by 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Network Rail has today announced it is finalising plans to release land for the development of around 12,000 new homes as part of its contribution towards the Government’s target to release land with the potential for 160,000 homes.   Nearly …

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  • Local politicians inspect landslip repairs on railway between Buxton and Manchester

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Local politicians have seen first-hand the scale of the repairs needed to reopen the railway between Buxton and Manchester after a significant landslip closed the line in June.Macclesfield MP David Rutley and Cllr Harold Davenport from Cheshire East Council visited …

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  • Bromsgrove residents invited to drop-in event to find out about railway improvements

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Bromsgrove residents are invited to a drop-in event to learn more about major improvements to the railway through the town.Network Rail is investing £100m in the railway in the area which will complement the recently delivered new Bromsgrove station. The …

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  • Bombardier Provides C Series Program Updates

    Published on : Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Bombardier made a number of announcements today regarding the first six weeks of operations and the 2016 delivery schedule for its C Series aircraft. The Company confirmed that the two CS100 aircraft in service with SWISS have collectively flown nearly …

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