The Midlands are to benefit from over £6bn worth of rail improvements in the area.
Network Rail offers a 'full and unreserved apology' as a report published today says nine level crossing deaths 'could have been averted'.
Plans for more stations and extra trains in the Midlands will be revealed today as part of Network Rail's five-year business plan.
The Midlands will benefit from a £600 million transformation of Birmingham New Street as part of plans by Network Rail which begin today to improve rail services across the country.
The redevelopment aims to transform New Street in to one of Britain's flagship stations.
Birmingham New Street will see a new concourse which will be three and a half times bigger than at present and a large atrium will filter natural light throughout the station.
The station will also have links to the new Grand Central shopping centre which will provide over 40 new shops, including John Lewis, and 20 restaurants and cafes.
The approach to and from New Street will also be resignalled to provide a more reliable and efficient railway meaning fewer delays.
Network Rail has released a video showing people the potential hazards of travelling on escalators.
The full version of the video, designed to raise awareness of the dangers, features two clips recorded at Birmingham New Street, along with advice for passengers.
People with heavy luggage and wearing high heels are among those to topple over while travelling on Birmingham New Street's escalators.
CCTV footage released by Network Rail as part of a new safety campaign shows people at the busy station taking a tumble.
The first clip shows a man struggling with his luggage fall backwards, and - apparently giving up on the situation - continues to travel upwards with his legs in the air.
A second clip shows another person trip up twice as they struggle to keep their footing.
Network Rail has stressed that neither of the people shown were injured.
A campaign to cut the number of slips and falls on railway station escalators has been launched by Network Rail.
More than 400 people took a tumble on the 17 biggest stations in the country in the last year - and 32 of those were at Birmingham New Street, placing it sixth in the chart for the number of accidents.
Trying to carry heavy luggage, rushing, high heels and alcohol have all contributed to falls.
The full list of falls is as follows:
- London Paddington: 54
- London Liverpool Street: 44
- London Waterloo: 41
- Leeds: 41
- Manchester Piccadilly: 39
- Birmingham New Street: 32
- St Pancras International Station: 30
- Edinburgh Waverley: 25
- St Pancras (Lower Level): 25
- King's Cross: 22
- London Bridge: 16
- Liverpool Lime Street: 12
- London Victoria: 11
- Euston: 10
- Fenchurch Street: 10
- Glasgow Central: 5
- Charing Cross (London): 1
Seven years ago when french car maker Peugeot closed its factory at Ryton, the employment situation in the area looked pretty bleak.
More than two thousand people were made redundant when production lines stopped at the plant near Coventry in 2006.
The factory is long gone - but now new firms are building big, bringing hundreds of new jobs. Chris Halpin went to see the first company to move in - Network Rail.
Speaking about the opening of Network Rail's road distribution centre today. the rail company's Director of National Delivery Service Martin Elwood explains why Ryton in Warwickshire is an ideal location to be based.
Network Rail has today opened a £25 million road haulage distribution centre at Ryton in Warwickshire which has created 100 jobs.
Councillor Craig Humphrey, Leader of Rugby Borough Council, has told ITV News Central that he is "delighted" at the new development.
Network Rail's new road and rail hub near Coventry stores hundreds of thousands of parts, to be distributed nationwide.
The rail company are opening their new distribution centre on the site of the old Peugeot factory, at Ryton. The centre currently houses 150,000 parts, ready to be taken around the country.