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Approved WMCA Budget will fund schemes that can support economic recovery and help protect environment

A budget of more than £900m, including funding for infrastructure, regeneration and job training schemes that can support the region’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery and...

Hastings line to be closed from Robertsbridge through to Tonbridge from Monday as Network Rail engineers tackle earthwork repairs

Network Rail engineers are accelerating work to rebuild a cutting at the entrance to a tunnel on the London to Hastings line to reduce...

Time-lapse footage shows race to fix West Coast main line landslip

Railway engineers have secured the West Coast main line between Milton Keynes and Birmingham from being damaged by thousands of tonnes of moving earth. Network...

Planned track works mean more trains on time on the Great Eastern Main Line

Track renewals and overhead line maintenance works will take place between Norwich and Ipswich later this month (February) to improve reliability on the Great...

FROZEN Network Rail teams tackle ice across West Yorkshire to keep vital services moving

As more wintry weather is forecast across West Yorkshire over the next few days, who Elsa than Network Rail’s teams are working to keep vital train...

Reaction to HS2 Phase 2a gaining Royal Assent

HS2 Phase 2a (Birmingham - Crewe) has today reached Royal Assent Reacting to this announcement, Maria Machancoses, director of Midlands Connect, said: “Today’s historic milestone will...

Project to build third new steam locomotive builds up steam

Drawings being scanned for new Gresley class V4 on 80th anniversary of unveiling of prototype The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT), the registered charity behind famous...

Essential escalator work at South Kensington Tube station starts on Saturday 27 February 2021

Five escalators serving the Piccadilly line to be replacedTrains serving the Piccadilly line will be non-stopping at South Kensington from Saturday 27 February 2021Customers travelling...

One of the country’s most hit railway bridges is repaired and strengthened allowing Cambridgeshire road to reopen

Stonea road in Cambridgeshire reopened this week after one of the country’s most hit railway bridges was repaired and strengthened, following a crash that...

First train in GTR’s £55 million fleet modernisation programme is back in service

First of 270 Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’ trains updatedNew live-information screens and charging-/ power points installedOn-board performance monitoring and fault diagnosis...

Plans to give Aldridge its own railway station move forward with £400k land deal

Plans to give Aldridge its own railway station have moved forward after the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed a £400,000 investment to buy...

Midlands leaders call on Chancellor to back Midlands Rail Hub

£2bn project listed as transport priority in Conservative Party Manifesto West Midlands Mayor Andy Street and Chairman of Midlands Connect and Midlands Engine Sir John...

Passengers to benefit from railway drainage improvements in Trafford

Passenger journeys are being made more reliable with railway drainage upgrade work underway in Greater Manchester. A £1.3m Great North Rail Project investment will see a...

Passengers set for longer platforms, new footbridge and step free access in £31million Feltham station upgrade

£31million Feltham station upgrade completed with extended platforms, new pedestrian and cycle bridge and step-free entranceClosure of Feltham West level crossing has enhanced the...

Major improvements on scenic Esk Valley line as Network Rail upgrades 1940’s track

Network Rail is upgrading sections of track on the Esk Valley line, which date back to the 1940’s, to bring smoother journeys for passengers...

More reliable journeys after major £1.4m Merseyside railway upgrade

Passengers and motorists are benefiting from work to refurbish a major railway bridge in St Helens. The £1.4m Network Rail investment as part of the...