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New station provides better East Midlands links

30.01.09: Thousands of passengers will benefit from more convenient rail services thanks to a new 'greener' railway station designed to get drivers out of their cars and into trains. East Midlands Parkway station will be served by more than 100 train...

Edgware station going up in the world

23.01.09: Modernisation works completed early Tube Lines has achieved practical completion of the modernisation of Edgware Tube station which also included major step free access works. The project was completed four months ahead of schedule. The c...

Nexus invests £600,000 on essential metro bridge maintenance

23.01.09: Nexus is investing £600,000 on the essential maintenance of five stone arch bridges along the busiest stretch of the Metro system between South Gosforth and Jesmond in Newcastle. The work, which involves strengthening of the bridge structu...

Ni railways £17 million station enhancement programme completed on time and on budget

Ni railways £17 million station enhancement programme completed on time and on budget

23.01.09: NI Railways has successfully completed a major £17 million rail station investment programme to upgrade rail stations and halts across the network on time and on budget. The station enhancement project, which began in April 2007, incl...

East Midlands’ greenest station to open on 26 January

16.01.09: Network Rail and East Midlands Trains are pleased to announce today the opening of the East Midlands’ newest and greenest rail station on 26 January – East Midlands Parkway. The multi million pound station, owned by Network Rail and...

Passengers to benefit from Europe’s largest ticket gate line

09.01.09: Passengers who use the railway into London Waterloo will benefit from enhanced security and movement around Waterloo station following the successful installation of 171 automatic ticket gates. The installation of the gates will also help reduce...

New-look Stalybridge station unveiled

New-look Stalybridge station unveiled

19.12.08: A striking new entrance has been unveiled at Stalybridge train station as transport bosses marked the completion of a major upgrade of passenger facilities. Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority (GMPTA) and First TransPennine Exp...

Piccadilly line stations upgraded in the run up to Christmas

19.12.08: Hounslow West and Russell Square stations completed five months early Tube Lines has declared practical completion of yet more station upgrades. The work to overhaul Hounslow West and Russell Square stations on the Piccadilly line was not...

Trains running through Bradway tunnel

19.12.08: Rail services are once again running through Bradway tunnel after Network Rail completed an £11m improvement works on time and on budget. The work, which was carried out in two phases, meant that the line between Sheffield and Chester...

Chiltern Railways on time for Aylesbury Vale Parkway

12.12.08: 07.27am on Sunday 14th of December will see the first service from Aylesbury Vale Parkway leave the station and head to Marylebone. Three miles north-west of Aylesbury on the A41, this £12m public transport interchange will comprise o...

Firms selected to competitively tender for Crossrail design work

12.12.08: Crossrail today announced the 12 firms who have secured Design Framework Agreements. The chosen firms will have the opportunity to compete for packages of design work on the Crossrail project, including work on tunnels and shafts, stations, and...

Goodge gets going

08.12.08: Modernisation work has started at Goodge Street station, kicked off by a weekend station closure in November. The Northern line station will be thoroughly modernised to bring the look of the station up to date. Built in 1907, it was first called...

Sonic Windows gives Hatfield station the blues

25.11.08: The railway station at Hatfield in Hertfordshire is a busy one serving over one million customers a year including a very large number of students from the nearby college as well as commuters to London. It was therefore essential that a major re...

Tottenham Court Road station redevelopment moves closer

25.11.08: The redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road station has moved a major step closer as Crossrail issued property acquisition notices which will allow main construction works at the station to begin in January 2009. By 2017, Tottenham Court Road...

£250k investment improving customer service at Liverpool Street

20.11.08: National Express East Anglia is making improvements to the ticket office at London Liverpool Street station as part of a £250k investment programme. Work has begun to enhance the environment for customers through the provision of a series...

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23/01/2018Out with the old...

Despite a few disappointing policy announcements, especially for the electrification aficionados amongst us, 2017 was, like Darren Caplan writes on page 20, a year generally marked by positive news for the rail industry. We polished off the iconic Ordsall Chord (p32), hit some solid milestones on Thameslink (p40), progressed on ambitious rolling stock orders (p16), and finally started moving forward on HS2 (p14) ‒ paving the way for a New Ye... read 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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Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

05/06/2019Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

In a series of Q&A’s with key speakers on the run up to TransCityRail Midlands, we caught up with TransCityRail panellist and Amey’s commercial account director, Anna Delvecchio, for her insight into what the Rail Sector Deal means for the rail industry and its supply chain. Anna started her career as an apprentice at the age o... more >
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The challenge of completing Crossrail

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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

By Ewan Quayle, Rail Technology Magazine Reporter Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on R... more >