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  • Ely Area Capacity Enhancement Scheme

    Please visit www.elyareacapacity.com for full details on this scheme consultation. More
    Opened 21 September 2020
  • Unblocking the Croydon Bottleneck Phase 2

    Please visit www.carsconsultation.com for full details on this scheme consultation. More
    Opened 1 June 2020
  • Lady Anne Level Crossing

    We are conducting a feasibility study to examine the option to close Lady Anne level crossing and Batley signal box by the end of 2022, subject to funding. This study is being carried to enable major railway improvements between Dewsbury and Leeds as part of the Transpennine Upgrade – such... More
    Opened 29 May 2020
  • Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury) Phase 2

    We’ve extended our feedback deadline until Thursday 30 April We want to make sure you have enough time to review our plans and feedback on the Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury) scheme. Th at... More
    Opened 16 March 2020
  • Connecting Reigate to Thameslink

    As part of our long-term strategy to upgrade the Brighton Main Line we’re proposing a new, 12-car turn back platform at Reigate station to provide greater capacity, a more reliable service and improved connections to Thameslink destinations in London and beyond. Brighton Main Line... More
    Opened 24 February 2020
  • Cambridge South: a new station in the south of Cambridge

    Network Rail is developing plans for a new station in the vicinity of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to improve connectivity in Cambridgeshire and beyond. Background Cambridge City Council is delivering 14,000 new homes between 2011 and 2031. The Cambridge ... More
    Opened 20 January 2020
  • Parson’s Tunnel to Teignmouth Resilience Project 2020

    Background The railway is a vital artery, which connects communities, businesses and visitors in the South West with the rest of the UK. The section from Parsons Tunnel to Teignmouth in South Devon is a crucial, but vulnerable link which is bordered by steep cliffs... More
    Opened 20 January 2020
  • Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury)

    We’re improving the Transpennine railway between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York. We want to create a better performing railway that passengers can depend on with more seats, more trains and faster journeys. By... More
    Opened 9 September 2019
  • Norwood Junction Station Upgrade

    Norwood Junction Station Upgrade Proposals Network Rail is proposing to upgrade Norwood Junction station to provide more frequent and reliable services, as well as a modern, accessible station fit for the 21st Century. The proposals are part of Network Rail’s long-term strategy... More
    Opened 17 June 2019
  • Parson’s Tunnel to Teignmouth Resilience Project

    Background The railway is a vital artery to the South West, which communities, businesses and visitors to the region depend on for connecting with the rest of the UK. In 2014, the seawall was breached at Dawlish and there was major landslip near Holcombe... More
    Opened 10 June 2019
  • Bescot Sleeper Facility - Revised Proposals

    Plans Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Network Rail has now submitted a planning application for a new railway sleeper manufacturing facility in Bescot, Sandwell in response to the need for a new facility in Britain. The site is located within the... More
    Opened 15 March 2019
  • Unblocking the Croydon Bottleneck

    Unblocking the Croydon bottleneck Network Rail is upgrading the Brighton Main Line – one of the busiest and most congested routes in the country – to provide more reliable, faster and frequent services on the Brighton Main Line and its branches. Key to the upgrade are... More
    Opened 5 November 2018
  • Improving rail links to Heathrow

    Improving rail links to Heathrow from the West and beyond We are seeking your views on our proposed design to build a new rail link between the Great Western Main Line and London Heathrow Airport. The 6.5km rail link would allow passengers throughout the West, and beyond, to travel... More
    Opened 11 May 2018
  • Souldrop Level Crossing

    Souldrop Level Crossing (Aerial View - Souldrop Level Crossing) Proposals - Closure of Souldrop Level Crossing and creation of new route for pedestrians As part of its national level crossing risk reduction programme Network Rail is planning to close the crossing over the... More
    Opened 15 March 2018
  • Bescot Sleeper Facility 2018

    The Plans The proposed concrete sleeper facility is a key part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, to provide Britain with a better railway and meet the increasing demand from passengers and freight companies. We want local people to be aware of our plans, so you can make your own views known... More
    Opened 12 March 2018
  • East West Rail Phase 2 Round Three Consultation

    East West Rail (EWR) aims to establish a strategic railway connecting East Anglia with central, southern and western England. EWR comprises three separate sections: Western, Central and Eastern. The Western Section of the route consists of two distinct phases of work known as EWR Phase 1 and EWR2.... More
    Opened 12 January 2018
  • Public Consultation for diversion of bridleway and construction of new bridge at Kings Mill level crossing

    As part of its national level crossing risk reduction programme Network Rail is proposing to divert the existing bridleway at Kings Mill Lane level crossing (near Kings Mill Lane, Ashfield, Notts, NG18 5EZ) in order to provide residents and other users with a safer passage over the railway. The... More
    Opened 24 July 2017
  • East West Rail Western Section Phase 2 - Round 2 Consultation

    Better journeys and connectivity East West Rail Wstern Section Phase 2 will reinstate and upgrade the railway between Bicester - Bedford and Milton Keynes - Princes Risborough. Background We consulted in September 2015 and have taken account of the feedback received to further... More
    Opened 30 June 2017
  • Abbots Ripton level crossing closure and diversion

    Huntingdon to Woodwalton Four Tracking rail improvement scheme Improving rail travel on the East Coast Main Line We're investing in the East Coast Main Line (ECML) to allow more and faster services to run. We are reinstating track between Woodwalton and Huntingdon Station to remove... More
    Opened 14 September 2016
  • Werrington Grade Separation

    NOTE: This consultation is now closed and only for information purposes. Improving rail travel on the East Coast Main Line The Secretary of State for Transport has recognised the importance of improving capacity and reducing journey times on the East Coast Main Line (ECML). As... More
    Opened 7 September 2016
  • Anglia Level Crossing Proposals Phase 2

    Over the past few years Network Rail has been working hard to better manage its level crossings and the risks they pose. We have developed proposals to manage the possible closure and changes to public rights of way at around 130 of its level crossings in Anglia. More
    Opened 7 September 2016
  • Huntingdon to Woodwalton Four Tracking rail improvement scheme

    Improving rail travel on the East Coast Main Line As part of our Railway Upgrade Plan we are investing in the East Coast Main Line (ECML) to allow more and faster services to run. Spanning 12 counties, the iconic 393 mile long ECML will soon be home to the new InterCity Express... More
    Opened 4 July 2016
  • Anglia Level Crossing Proposals Phase 1 [CLOSED]

    Over the past few years Network Rail has been working hard to better manage its level crossings and the risks they pose. Network Rail has developed proposals to manage the possible closure or change of use of around 130 of its level crossings in Anglia. More
    Opened 6 June 2016
  • Lidlington crossings

    As part of Network Rail’s plan to build a bigger, better, more reliable railway for Britain, we are developing plans to upgrade and reconstruct existing, and mothballed (no longer used) sections of track linking Bedford-Bicester and Milton Keynes-Aylesbury. The proposals involve... More
    Opened 3 June 2016
  • Gipsy Lane level crossing - feasibility study

    The Gipsy Lane Level crossing is on the Liverpool Street to Norwich line. This section of the line is heavily trafficked by services to Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Norwich, together with freight services to Felixstowe. The line is extremely busy with approximately 8 trains... More
    Opened 18 November 2015
  • Slipe Lane level crossing, Wormley - feasibility study

    We are carrying out a feasibility study to explore potential options to enable closure of Slipe Lane Public Footpath level crossing in Wormley, Hertfordshire on the Bethnal Green to Kings Lynn line. This is part of our ongoing commitment to deliver a safer, more efficient and reliable... More
    Opened 4 September 2015
  • Ordsall Chord

    As part of our plan to improve rail travel in the North, Northern Hub, we need to build a new viaduct to connect Manchester’s Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations. This investment will help ease a rail bottleneck to the south of Piccadilly station and enable faster, more... More
    Opened 6 August 2015
  • Hope Valley Capacity Scheme - June 2015

    Network Rail is improving the Hope Valley’s railway as part of over £1 billion of investment to deliver faster, more frequent services across the north of England. The plans Demand for rail travel between Manchester and Sheffield is increasing, with forecasts showing potential... More
    Opened 1 June 2015
  • Ely to Soham rail improvements

    Since April this year, we have been investigating the feasibility of a scheme to double a section of track between Ely and Soham as part of the Felixstowe to Nuneaton freight capacity enhancements that has already seen us carry out significant works around the Ipswich Chord, as well... More
    Opened 6 March 2015
  • Tinsley Chord

    Plans to connect Sheffield and Rotherham We’re planning to improve connections between Sheffield and Rotherham by linking the railway and the Supertram networks at Tinsley, so that Tram Trains can run between Sheffield Cathedral Tramstop and a new station at Parkgate Shopping... More
    Opened 6 February 2015
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