Civils and stations

Network Rail awards key Waverley design contract

16.07.08: Network Rail has appointed White Young Green to conduct detailed survey and design work for the planned upgrade at Edinburgh Waverley Station. The contract will involve evaluating the current state of the building and assessing the work nee...

New station for south London

New station for south London

16.07.08: A new station has been opened in south London. Since last month, Mitcham Eastfields has offered improved journeys for Mitcham residents while also demonstrating a new generation of stations to be built by Network Rail. Over £6m has be...

OAG completes two major contracts at St Pancras

16.07.08: OAG are proud to have completed the design and installation of glass on two major contracts in the grade 1 listed St Pancras Station in central London. The culmination of the £800 million refurbishment, Britain’s largest project of t...

Shortening the fourth dimension for station modernisation

Shortening the fourth dimension for station modernisation

16.07.08: Survey data collection and processing in 3D is what Severn Partnership specialise in. The ability to work in 3D and understand geometry has provided significant benefits to the railway modernisation programme. 3D survey data provides the startin...

Simplifying station modernisation

16.07.08: The intrinsic adjustability and 'no-weld, no-drill' nature of Lindapter's steelwork fixings are providing versatile and cost-effective solutions to structural engineering problems faced when modernising stations. Recent high profile applica...

Sonic services South East trains

Sonic services South East trains

16.07.08: Sonic Windows Ltd, a company that has specialised in the design and installation of communications windows for well over 25 years, has developed a particularly close relationship with London & South Eastern Trains. In a variety of proje...

Stainless steel finishes for contemporary station design and functionality

16.07.08: As a world leader in specialist metal finishing, Rimex Metals have always been involved in diverse interior and exterior architectural applications. In recent years, however, they have been heavily involved in the development, production and pro...

Systems for railway stations

16.07.08: Prefabricated platforms for train and tram stations, high-grade canopies, and sanitary solutions – Hering has everything Modular platforms The key benefits of Hering’s modula® platform system are: • prefabrica...

Tactile paving headaches? Not anymore

Tactile paving headaches? Not anymore

16.07.08: Have you ever considered installing tactile pavers to rail platforms and stations? The procedure can be impractical with major issues relating to station disruption, product transportation, manual handling and excessive noise pollution from...

Tube Lines completes upgrades at Dollis Hill, Highgate and Southgate stations

Tube Lines completes upgrades at Dollis Hill, Highgate and Southgate stations

16.07.08: Tube Lines has announced the practical completion of the upgrade of three stations, taking the total number of stations refurbished to 55. Tube Lines is now well over half way through its £500 million station upgrade programme across the J...

Wood&Wood lead the way with state of the art signage

16.07.08: Only recently have we seen a shift in focus from the performance of train services to station modernisation. Many of us have experienced the difference between the grandeur of newly refurbished stations such as St Pancras versus the aura of negl...

Cintec Rail save Irish Rail costs and time

Cintec Rail save Irish Rail costs and time

15.07.08: Irish Rail have been proposing to strengthen the parapets on three similar road over rail bridges for a number of years now but have always been fighting against budget restrictions. Once introduced to the Cintec Rail system they priced it up ag...

Transport minister opens new station in Mitcham

11.07.08: A new station in south London was officially opened as transport minister Tom Harris MP visited Mitcham Eastfields. Since last month, the station has offered improved journeys for Mitcham residents while also demonstrating a new generation...

A new solution for rail industry structural foundations

A new solution for rail industry structural foundations

01.07.08: A new alternative to costly and frequently disruptive concrete-based structural foundations has been introduced by GroundPlug (UK). It is a patented steel foundation and anchor system based on a proven Scandinavian design and is set to significa...

Croxley to Watford embankment stabilisation

01.07.08: Clancy Docwra Rail Division was recently awarded a scheme by Metronet to stabilise a 430m section of embankment between Croxley and Watford on the Metropolitan Line. The scope consisted of the removal of vegetation, driving 420 steel piles...

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Rail industry launches new interactive accessibly map for UK rail stations

17/04/2019Rail industry launches new interactive accessibly map for UK rail stations

A new interactive map which lets passengers find out about accessibility at stations has been launched by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to help b... more >
Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

17/04/2019Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

Helium-filled balloons are causing hundreds of train delays at a cost of £1m in taxpayer money every year, Network Rail has revealed. ... more >
Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

17/04/2019Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

Plans for an £80m sea wall to protect the Dawlish coastal rail line from extreme weather have been by approved by Teignbridge District Coun... more >

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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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West Midlands Rail Executive’s Malcolm Holmes on the 30 year Rail Investment Strategy and working with Midlands Connect

08/04/2019West Midlands Rail Executive’s Malcolm Holmes on the 30 year Rail Investment Strategy and working with Midlands Connect

Malcolm Holmes, Chief Executive of the West Midlands Rail Executive, joins us to discuss the 30-year Rail Investment Strategy, and how he and his team are working closely with Midlands Connect to deliver on uplifting capacity and bettering services for people across the region ahead of TCR Midlands 2019. What do your roles as Ex... more >
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Changing the London skyline with HS2

26/03/2019Changing the London skyline with HS2

Lisa Hogben, HS2 programme delivery manager for area south enabling works, explains how the arrival of HS2’s first tower cranes shows chang... more >
Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

26/03/2019Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

In 2018 Steve Featherstone, programme director of track at Network Rail, set his team a challenge to secure 100 high-speed track handovers in a y... more >
26-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

19/03/201926-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

After a nine-month national trial, the rail industry launched its seventh National Railcard for 26-30-year-olds on 2 January 2019. Rail Delivery ... more >
Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

19/03/2019Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

The world-renowned Caledonian Sleeper, due to begin operations at the end of spring 2019, completed its first Scotland to London journey earlier ... more >

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Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine Route Upgrade Alliance Leadership Team, to find out more about encourag... more >