Posts Tagged ‘Network Rail’

Train operators and Network Rail told to improve snow performance

TweetThe Office of Rail Regulation has told the rail industry that it must improve its performance during heavy snowfall, and that the whole industry must learn lessons from the disruption to the network during the spell of severe weather before Christmas. The Office of Rail Regulation says one area of concern is the way companies [...]

Network Rail launches legal action to prevent rail strike

TweetNetwork Rail has launched legal action in a bid to avert planned strikes from 6th April by signallers and maintenance staff in a row over job cuts and work changes. The Rail Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) are currently planning a four-day walkout from next Tuesday, 6 April. [...]

RMT announces four day rail strike starting 6th April

TweetThe Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has announced a four day rail strike starting on Tuesday 6th April (the day after the Easter bank holiday weekend). The rail strike if it goes ahead will be the first national rail strike for 16 years and has been timed to not only affect millions of holidaymakers [...]

12 coach trains for Luton after Easter bridge upgrade

TweetThe prospect of 12 coach trains calling at Luton moves a step closer this Easter when Network Rail engineers carry out a major upgrade to Luton’s main railway bridge. The work is part of Network Rail’s £5.5bn Thameslink programme, a government-funded scheme to increase capacity and improve the railway for passengers travelling to, or through, [...]

Freight train disrupts commuters after derailment near Southampton

TweetThousands of rush-hour commuters had their journeys home disrupted on Monday evening after a freight train derailed near Southampton in Hampshire. A wagon on a freight train travelling from Eastleigh, Hampshire to Westbury in Wiltshire came off the track in the Millbrook area of Southampton at 1520 GMT, Network Rail said. South West Trains services [...]

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