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HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Edward Earl of Wessex at the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at Paddington to mark the completion of the Elizabeth line. COURTESY TfL News Premium

The Queen marks Elizabeth line completion

The Queen made an unexpected visit to Paddington Elizabeth Line station to mark the route's completion ahead of its imminent opening.

VolkerRail has been fined £550,000 for health and safety breaches following an incident at Stafford. News Premium

VolkerRail fined £550,000 over health and safety failings

2m deep trench collapsed, seriously injuring worker

Very Light Rail gears up for annual conference

Delegates will discuss the latest developments in VLR at the second annual conference on 16 June.

Mayor Khan reopens LU’s Bank branch

The Bank branch of London Underground has reopened following major works to expand Bank station.

The degraded platform structure at Lichfield Trent Valley station. News Premium

Trent Valley platform partially closed

Part of Platform 3 at Lichfield Trent Valley has been closed due to structural issues.

Colas Rail No 70810 hauls a rake of autoballasters east past the planned site of Okehampton Parkway station on 27 April 2022. News Premium

Dartmoor Line goes hourly

Hourly services start on the Dartmoor Line from Exeter to Okehampton from 15 May.

ORR confirms green light for Elizabeth line opening

Final authorisations have been completed to allow the Elizabeth line to open on 24 May.

NR fined £1.4m after employee suffers life-changing injuries

Network Rail fined after worker suffers 'catastrophic and life-changing' injuries

RAIB probes Lumo overspeed

A Lumo train exceeded the speed limit on points on the approach to Peterborough by 50mph on 17 April.

Four-day closure at Tyseley for Commonwealth Games

Switches and crossings are being upgraded over four days to make access to and from Tyseley TMD more resilient.

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