Network Rail is to spend £38bn nationally on improving the railways. The Thames Valley area alone is to receive £9bn in investment capital.
Network Rail is to shut the Ufton Nervet level crossing where a fatal crash led to seven deaths in November 2004. A bridge will replace it.
The news that Network Rail wants to close a level crossing where seven people died in a crash has been welcomed by the local community.
Safety at level crossings is under the spotlight after a car was hit by a train in Oxfordshire last night. Emergency services were called to Sandy Lane in Yarnton . The woman who's in her forties and from Banbury, was cut free from the vehicle. Penny Silvester reports.
It's costing £30 million and will bring 500 jobs to Basingstoke. Work started today on a massive new railway signalling centre covering hundreds of miles of track in the south.
It's the biggest ever modernisation project by Network Rail that marks the end of an era. Hundreds of historic signal boxes will be made redundant.
Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports. He speaks to Basingstoke MP Maria Miller, Cllr Ranil Jayawardena, signaller Dave Thomas and Sam MacCarthy of Network Rail.
Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has joined Sam McCarthy from Network Rail as work on the new £30 million signal centre in the town begins.
It's thought the new centre will see 500 jobs brought to the town, but it will lead to the closure of old signal boxes.
Compared with the planning battles ahead for HS2, a row over the future of white wooden gates on a level crossing at Plumpton Green is a minor skirmish.
But in the small village on the edge of the South Downs National Park in Sussex, anger has been stoked by Network Rail threatening to remove the gates which have been in place for more than 100 years. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
Reading Railway Station's new roof leaks when it rains.
Network Rail have today announced that buckets are being used to collect the rain to stop puddles forming on the floor.
Passengers have posted pictures on social media.
A spokesman said the problem was with expanding joints in the roof and they were working to fix it.
The problem should be resolved by the end of the month.
The Track Tests video shows how Wretch 32 and George the Poet battle to make a split second decision, relying only on their hearing to work out which direction a train is coming from as it travels towards them at 80mph in the dark.
In this instance of course, it’s not a real train. The artists stand in a warehouse where a mocked-up railway with a ‘spoke’ of tracks has been built.
Sound engineers have created a 360 degree surround-sound system to recreate the noise of an approaching train with other distracting noises.
In the test, Wretch and George each stand in the middle of the spoke and, when they are sure which direction the sound is coming from, they select a corresponding button.
Only then do they find out if they are right or wrong and if they selected in enough time.
A video campaign aimed at promoting safety on rail lines has been launched by Network Rail.
UK rapper Wretch 32 and spoken word performer George the Poet have put their hearing to the test in a unique experiment as part of the campaign aimed at young men called Track Tests.
Last year 11 people lost their lives after trespassing on the railway in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire with 16-24 year old males making up four out of ten fatalities. Incidents occurred both at stations and along the railway.
A survey for Track Tests reveals that despite most agreeing it’s dangerous to trespass on the tracks, a third of people think they would hear a train in time to move out of the way.
South West Trains has announced its plans to stop overcrowding on train services across our region.
More train carriages, longer platforms and opening the old Eurostar Terminal are all part of the plans to increase capacity.
South West Trains are looking to increase capacity for almost 10,000 extra peak-time passengers on routes in and out of London Waterloo by 2019.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "Britain needs a strong economy if it wants to compete globally and effective transport links are absolutely key to that. This is why the Government has embarked on one of the biggest programmes of rail modernisation ever"
The scheme between South West Trains and Network Rail looks to reduce delays and help improve rail services.Mike Pearse has given us exclusive access to speak to staff and passengers.
South West Trains and Network Rail have joined together as part of a major scheme to improve services on train networks.
They are the first company where the train operator and Network Rail have formed a joint operation to run the network as a single company.