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£350m to fuel green recovery from coronavirus

£350m to fuel green recovery from coronavirus

22 July 2020Boris Johnson has today (22nd July) announced a multimillion-pound investment for the UK industry to aid cutting down carbon emissions under new plans to ignite efforts to tackle climate change. The £350m will build on the Prime Minister&rs...

Birmingham University Station to see momentous upgrade

Birmingham University Station to see momentous upgrade

22 July 2020With Birmingham set to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022, a major upgrade will take place to Birmingham’s University Station, Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has today (July 22nd) confirmed. He unveils with this announcement a £12...

HS2 Ltd releases Annual Report and Accounts document

HS2 Ltd releases Annual Report and Accounts document

21 July 2020HS2 Ltd have published their annual reports and accounts review that looks at the organisation’s activities over the course of the year, giving highlights and key points and the progress that has been made in meeting the organization’s...

London Waterloo tests out new HD passenger information screen

London Waterloo tests out new HD passenger information screen

16 July 2020For the first time, a full-colour, high definition customer information display has been fitted at one of Network Rail’s managed stations. The LED display is being trialled at London Waterloo until December 2020.   The display was ins...

Network Rail competition launched to transform Britain’s future railways

Network Rail competition launched to transform Britain’s future railways

15 July 2020Today (July 14th) Network Rail have announced, in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects, a competition to shape the future of Britain’s railway stations. The competition presents an opportunity for architects, enginee...

HS2 contractors begin work on Euston station site

HS2 contractors begin work on Euston station site

14 July 2020Work to construct the HS2 London station at Euston has taken a significant step forward this month (July). Contractors Mace Dragados joint venture has moved onto the construction site next to to Euston station to commence work on the new high-spe...

£5.8m Crawley station upgrade reaches milestone

£5.8m Crawley station upgrade reaches milestone

14 July 2020As part of the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme, Network Rail have reached a milestone in the Crawley station upgrade, which includes new lifts, ramps and a new footbridge to transform the way with mobility needs use the r...

Avanti West Coast upgrades Voyager fleet

Avanti West Coast upgrades Voyager fleet

13 July 2020Following an £8.3m deal which was signed with Bombardier last year, the 20 Voyagers, which operate over the non-electrified sections of the West Coast Main Line, as well as running from London to Scotland, via the West Midlands are being ove...

HS2 uncovers Iron Age discoveries

HS2 uncovers Iron Age discoveries

13 July 2020During the excavation work at Wellwick Farm near Wendover, archaeologists working on the HS2 project in Buckinghamshire have discovered a skeleton believed to be a murder victim from the Iron Age. The discovery comes at the start of the Festival...

Network Rail seeking contractor for Forth Bridge walk

Network Rail seeking contractor for Forth Bridge walk

09 July 2020Network Rail are currently looking to appoint a main contractor to design and build the new Forth Bridge Experience. Budding partners are being asked to submit their interest before Network Rail selects firms to tender for the project later in th...

The rail industry responds to Chancellor’s statement

The rail industry responds to Chancellor’s statement

09 July 2020Yesterday (July 8th) Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced the details of his ‘Plan for Jobs’ that will enhance the UK’s recovery from the Covid-19 outbreak. He detailed a package of measures to support jobs, give...

Network Rail backing revolutionary rail ideas

Network Rail backing revolutionary rail ideas

08 July 2020Network Rail is supporting 11 of the 25 winning entrants of the Government’s £9.4m First of a Kind (FOAK) 2020 competition to deliver a better, more dependable and efficient railway for passengers and freight users. Funded by the Depa...

£14m depot facility opened in Doncaster

£14m depot facility opened in Doncaster

08 July 2020After work began back in 2015 to transform the site at Marshgate, on Tuesday (July 7) Network Rail opened their new £14m depot in Doncaster. The site aims to bring highly skilled teams across the area together and to boost the economy in th...

West Midlands Interchange to boost local economy

West Midlands Interchange to boost local economy

07 July 2020The new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI), titled the West Midlands Interchange (WMI), located in South Staffordshire, is set to become a reality with the promoter Four Ashes Limited (FAL) planning the successive stage in its development a...

New bridge in progress at Eridge station

New bridge in progress at Eridge station

07 July 2020Work to remove and rebuild a footbridge at Eridge station in East Sussex took place over the weekend. In order to keep those safe who use the bridge and the trainline operating below, the work was needed due to the old age and condition of the st...

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Network Rail promises direct action following Stonehaven derailment

13/08/2020Network Rail promises direct action following Stonehaven derailment

Chief Executive of Network Rail, Andrew Haines, has pledged to get to the bottom of the cause and put immediate additional safety measures in pla... more >
Coulsdon South station made more accessible for passengers

13/08/2020Coulsdon South station made more accessible for passengers

Construction of a new footbridge and lifts at Coulsdon South station has been completed by Network Rail, alongside the installation of platform e... more >
Rail companies call for polluters to pay their fair share

12/08/2020Rail companies call for polluters to pay their fair share

Rail Delivery Group have submitted proposals to influence the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan in hope of encouraging passengers... more >

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Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

This summer, Arriva Group's CrossCountry and the Scout Association joined to launch a new partnership to promote rail safety among young people. Chris Leech MBE, business community manager at the... more > more last word articles >

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On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

29/06/2020On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

Following an independent audit, Sulzer’s Nottingham Service Centre has been accepted as part of the rail industry supplier approval scheme (RISAS). The accreditation reinforces the high-quality standards that are maintained by Sulzer’s network of independent repair facilities across the UK and further afield in its global network. ... more >
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The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

02/07/2019Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02/07/2019Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birming... more >

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Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he wo... more >