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Rail News Roundup

23rd April 2019

The latest news this week in the Rail Industry:

New map aids disabled passengers and informs others

A new Access Map has been introduced to guide disabled people, and others with mobility difficulty, of the facilities available at each railway station in the country. Read more…

Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

Helium-filled balloons are causing hundreds of train delays at a cost of £1m in taxpayer money every year, Network Rail has revealed. Read more…

Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

Plans for an £80m sea wall to protect the Dawlish coastal rail line from extreme weather have been by approved by Teignbridge District Council. Read more…

What’s the National Operations Centre and how does it help passengers?

At the heart of the railway is a little-known team of dedicated specialists.

How does it help keep trains moving? How does it plan for severe weather? And what does it have to do with football? Read more here…

Crossrail station designer wins Queen’s Award

Crossrail station designer WestonWilliamson & Partners (WW&P) has bagged a Queen’s Award for exporting its expertise. Read more…

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