Liverpool City Region is open for business during major upgrade to Lime Street station

Passengers are being reassured that the Liverpool City Region will remain ‘open for business’ when the first phase of a major transformation of Liverpool Lime Street kicks off next month. Work will take place at the station between 30 September and 22 October in the biggest upgrade the station has seen since the 19th Century. The … Read more

Liverpool to stay on the move during Lime Street upgrade this autumn

Transport partners unveiled plans today to keep Liverpool open for business while its main railway station undergoes a three-week transformation this autumn. Journeys through Lime Street will be affected for 23 days, from 30 September to 22 October, while Network Rail undertakes vital upgrades to enable the station to cater for a forecast doubling in … Read more

Upgrading emergency service communications: the Emergency Services Network

The Government is seeking to upgrade the radio system used by the police, fire and ambulance services with a system that is not yet in use nationwide anywhere in the world, and therefore carries significant implementation risk, according to the National Audit Office. The communication systems used by our emergency services can literally make the … Read more

Bank holiday upgrade work completed as railway reopens on time

The rail network reopened on time this morning after £30m of rail improvements were completed over the bank holiday weekend. Over 15,000 members of Network Rail’s orange army worked round the clock to improve the network for millions of passengers, working on nearly 1,000 individual projects across Britain. As part of its Railway Upgrade Plan, … Read more

Next step for railway upgrade between Manchester and Preston as improvement work at Chorley begins

Passengers and residents in Chorley can find out more about work to upgrade the railway through the area at a public drop-in session this week. The railway through Chorley station will be electrified as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to provide passengers with better journeys. It is part of a £1bn+ Northern Programmes … Read more

Manchester Victoria and Salford Central stations reopened following railway upgrade

Manchester Victoria and Salford Central stations reopened to passengers today (Monday 4 April) after a 10-day closure over Easter as part of a £1bn+ railway upgrade. Network Rail’s orange army worked day and night to move the track, widen the Middlewood viaduct, install a new bridge and strengthen railway arches. The work is in preparation … Read more