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Network Rail welcomes Rail expansion news

01/15/2009 AT 10:34

Iain Coucher, chief executive said: "Under Network Rail's stewardship, Britain's railways have more passengers than at any time since 1947, trains are running at record levels of punctuality and safety is at an all time high.

"It is clear that this success creates challenges as more and more people want to travel by train. Notwithstanding our plans to invest almost £8bn over the next five years adding capacity to the network, more is needed. It is therefore timely that the government and Network Rail jointly examine the need for new high speed lines."

West Coast Projet now completed

As one of Europe's biggest civil engineering projects drew to a close yesterday new opportunities for millions of rail passengers opened up.

Britain leads Europe with most frequent IC

The new Virgin Trains' timetable from 14 December represents “the most frequent long-distance inter-city service in Europe”, according to Brendan Fox, Editor of Thomas Cook's European Timetable.

CCTV technology for Long Eaton passengers

Passengers travelling from Long Eaton station are the first to benefit from the pilot of a new improved CCTV monitoring system for the station. East Midlands Trains has chosen Long Eaton to trial a new system which will potentially roll out to a number of its other 87 stations next year.

More train this Christmas

More train services will be running this Christmas and New Year holiday period compared to previous years as a less intensive programme of improvement work, designed to deliver a better more reliable railway, is undertaken.

Additional temporary parking spaces in Runcorn

Virgin Trains has opened a new temporary car park, near to Runcorn station providing parking for over 100 vehicles.

New link for visitors to Southampton Airport

With more and more people using the train to get to Southampton Airport this new footbridge will provide many passenger benefits. Lifts will be installed making it easier for those travelling with lots of luggage and providing much needed access for disabled passengers.

3 Motorists a week dicing with death at LC

Motorists are risking their lives and those of others according to new figures revealed today by Network Rail. Hundreds of drivers are dicing with death by ignoring warning signs and lights or weaving round barriers at level crossings.

More car parking spaces for Oxenholme rail users

Virgin Trains, in partnership with Network Rail, will be increasing the number of car parking spaces at Oxenholme railway station by 46 spaces.

Liverpool depot expands to meet growing demand

More train services on the west coast main line and the prospect of longer trains in the near future has prompted Network Rail to invest £15m in brand new facilities at the Traincare Centre in Edge Hill, Liverpool.

network rail signs skills pledge

Network Rail took another big step on its journey to train and develop its people when it became the latest – and one of the biggest – British companies to sign the government's skills pledge.

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