All posts tagged: Network Rail

Coroner wants east London railway safety review after top lawyer falls to her death

Coroner wants east London railway safety review after top lawyer falls to her death

[ad_1] “The concern here is that there is evidence to suggest that access to the railway tracks by members of the public may be a frequent issue in this vicinity.   “Evidence provided from CCTV footage and photographic evidence taken by the British Transport Police demonstrated that the particular piece of wall, which was used to access the railway network on 23 September 2023, was relatively low, despite an approximate drop onto the tracks below being 20 feet.   “This raises the concern that the mitigation/safety measures in place on the wall may not have been as effective as one might expect.   “The CCTV footage and photographic evidence presented to me, demonstrated that Ms Ford’s access to the wall, and thereby the railway network below.” [ad_2] Source link

London travel news LIVE: Major disruption hits Liverpool Street trains to and from Stansted and Cambridge

London travel news LIVE: Major disruption hits Liverpool Street trains to and from Stansted and Cambridge

[ad_1] TfL have said between Good Friday and Saturday, a reduced service will operate between Paddington and Maidenhead / Heathrow. All trains will start and terminate at Paddington National Rail station. Heathrow Terminal 4, West Drayton, Langley, Slough, Burnham and Maidenhead will be served by two trains an hour. West Ealing will be served by four trains an hour. Ealing Broadway, Southall and Hayes & Harlington will be served by six trains per hour. From Good Friday until Easter Monday, no service will operate between Abbey Wood / Stratford and Paddington. Trains will operate between Shenfield and Liverpool Street National Rail station (not serving Whitechapel) and between Paddington National Rail station and Heathrow / Reading. [ad_2] Source link

Birmingham-London main line blocked and all trains cancelled

Birmingham-London main line blocked and all trains cancelled

[ad_1] Amid a cacophony of cancellations at London Euston station on Monday night, dozens of passengers sprinted to platform 12. They were desperate to catch the final train to leave the capital for Birmingham before the line was closed indefinitely. Fortunately for them, the train left 15 minutes late. With all subsequent trains cancelled, the Avanti West Coast 8.40pm was standing room only – with first class “declassified” to allow as many passengers as possible to get a seat. Going places? Passengers at London Euston on Monday night, 12 February, waiting to board the final train to the West Midlands before Network Rail closed the line (Simon Calder) The cause: a landslip on the track between Rugby and Coventry. Throughout Monday, London-bound trains were delayed or cancelled as Network Rail staff worked at the site. The infrastructure organisation opted to close the line completely on Monday night, hoping to fix the problem by Tuesday afternoon. The late departure was itself a problem, since it obliged Network Rail to delay the “possession” that would allow staff …

Flood warnings remain in place as cold weather alert issued

Flood warnings remain in place as cold weather alert issued

[ad_1] Prime Minister Rishi Sunak insisted people should be “reassured” by the response to flooding, but Labour accused the Government of being “asleep at the wheel” over flood warnings with leader Sir Keir Starmer vowing to make flood defences “fit for purpose”, writing on social media that “people’s lives shouldn’t be upended by extreme rain”. [ad_2] Source link