Civils and stations

New lift begins work at Sunderland

17.09.08: A new passenger lift at Sunderland station’s south concourse came into service today, 16 September 2008. The new lift is the latest stage in the £7 million refurbishment of the station’s platform areas, funded by Nexus. ...

Customer improvements unveiled at Cambridge station

12.09.08: A package of station improvements has been opened at Cambridge station by train operator National Express East Anglia. The improvements include a new Travel Centre, situated at the front of the station for customers making advance purchase ticke...

£250k investment improving customer service at busy London Liverpool Street

£250k investment improving customer service at busy London Liverpool Street

05.09.08: 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...

All London Overground managed stations are deep cleaned

22.08.08: Transport for London (TfL) today announced the completion of the first major step in bringing what was once the country’s most neglected railway into the 21st century. Within less than a year after TfL took control of the London Overg...

Cupar Station car park extension completed

22.08.08: The £722,000 revamp of Cupar Station car park has been completed, with an additional 89 spaces now installed to meet demand and encourage even more people to take the train. This takes the total number of spaces to 116 and includes se...

Improving accessibility on the railways

22.08.08: Rail Minister Tom Harris MP visited Glasgow’s Mount Florida station on Thursday 21 August to announce five more stations in Scotland are set to benefit from the Government's £370m Access for All scheme. Easterhouse, Hyndland, Li...

Green light for new £350m Blackfriars station

08.08.08: Work is now underway on the new £350m Blackfriars station that will form a vital part of the multi-billion pound, congestion-busting Thameslink expansion project. Once completed, at the end of 2011, the new station will able to deal w...

Tube Lines hits another stations target

08.08.08: Eleven more stations upgraded on time and within budget Tube Lines announced today that it has achieved practical completion on a further eleven stations on time and within budget, taking the total number of stations completed to 58 across...

Money for the Midlands

Money for the Midlands

07.08.08: Stations along Chase line are set to benefit from a cash injection of £2million to improve their facilities for passengers £1.7 million of the money will come from a variety of sources, including Network Rail, London Midland and...

New investment gives Grantham a welcome lift

01.08.08: Train operator National Express East Coast is giving passengers at Grantham station a welcome lift with the completion of a £2.5 million improvement programme on the East Coast Main Line. The company, which manages Grantham station as...

Approval of high-temperature emergency tunnel-ventilation fans: the impact of ISO 21927-3

16.07.08: Although serious fires in tunnels are rare, fires in the Mont Blanc and Tauern tunnels, the Channel Tunnel and the Baku underground system have demonstrated the devastating effects that such underground fires can produce, says Geoff Sheard ...

Aylesbury Vale Parkway station ready for December

16.07.08: Chiltern Railways has announced plans to start running train services from the new Aylesbury Vale Parkway station on the 14th of December 2008, a whole two years earlier than expected. Trains from the station will reach London’s Marylebone...

Branlow Piling new modular stations

Branlow Piling new modular stations

16.07.08: Mitcham Eastfields and Greenhithe are amongst the first of a new generation of modular stations with off-site construction elements combined with in-situ constructed piled foundations. Branlow Piling, a specialist mini and micro piling and geote...

Celebrating engineering success over the Tyne

Celebrating engineering success over the Tyne

16.07.08: After £40m worth of investment and seven years hard work, Iain Coucher, chief executive of Network Rail, has officially marked the end of engineering works on the High Level Bridge between Newcastle and Gateshead. Mr Coucher was joine...

Flamgard Calidair helping raise safety standards worldwide

16.07.08: Flamgard Calidair has been highly successful in securing orders for dampers required in major international tunnel contracts. In the majority of cases, these contracts have stipulated that the ventilation dampers must not only meet the environme...

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TfW reveal new long-distance Class 175 trains

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Transport for Wales (TfW) has revealed their new fleet of Class 175 trains as part of a major investment in Transport for Wales' long-distance tr... more >
60 new jobs at TfW Rail Services announced

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60 new jobs at Transport for Wales (TfW) have been announced as part of the rail body’s £5bn investment programme in the country. ... more >
Keith Williams on the Rail Review: an update on progress

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Keith Williams, independent Chair of the Rail Review, provided an update at a Northern Powerhouse Partnership event in Bradford today.  ... 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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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

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

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