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Report released as Manchester Trams nearly collide

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released its findings after a tram passed a signal at danger on the Manchester Metrolink.

£3.4m upgrade for Overhead Wire Equipment between Preston and Carlisle

Rail passenger journeys and freight journeys are being made more reliable in Lancashire and Cumbria thanks to a Network Rail multi-million-pound investment.

£81m Hither Green signalling upgrade completed after two years of work

Following two years of work, and a nine-day closure, new signalling on the Sidcup, Grove Park, and Bromley North lines through Hither Green are now in use.

West Wickham station footbridge work complete

Network Rail has announced that the footbridge at West Wickham Station has been strengthened and repaired, to ensure its reliability for years to come.

Freightliner names Class 90 locomotive in recognition of key workers

Freightliner has named a newly acquired Class 90 locomotive No. 90014 'Over The Rainbow' in recognition of key workers.

GB Railfreight extends Drax contract until 2025

GB Railfreight has announced that they have agreed with Drax to extend their contract to transport biomass from UK ports to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, with the contract expiring in 2025.

Survey launched by rail operator Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales have announced that they are launching a public travel survey to help with future transport planning.

Kent level crossing – 13 drivers run red lights in just...

Drivers are being asked to pay more attention after there were 13 cases of people going around closing barriers and running the flashing lights at East Farleigh level crossing in Kent during June and July.

Rocks By Rail takes decision to close for 2020 season

Rocks By Rail has announced that they have taken the decision to not reopen in 2020.

Southeastern trials Coronavirus swab testing – with no positive results

Southeastern has announced that it has completed its first round of coronavirus swab testing at stations to confirm the effectiveness of the operators cleaning measures.

Safety digest released after rail worker near miss at Leighton Buzzard

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its safety digest into an incident involving a track worker near Leighton Buzzard.

Manchester to Leeds to be electrified – £589 Million funding announced

To kickstart upgrade work on the TransPennine route between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced £589m in funding.

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