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Call for feasibility study into Woodhead Tunnel

Call for feasibility study into Woodhead Tunnel

20.02.08: The chair of Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority has backed calls for a feasibility study into the future of a disused rail link at Woodhead Tunnel near Glossop in the Peak District. Councillor Roger Jones is urging National Gr...

Crewe rail bridge to be replaced

20.02.08: Network Rail is investing £1.4m in a project to completely replace the bridge that carries Wistaston Road in Crewe over the railway line to Chester. Work started in the New Year and will take up to six months to complete. The work is...

Engineering a solution to water penetration

20.02.08: KIM waterproofing admixture solves water penetration problems for more and more UK and Irish engineers. Since ICCT Ltd first imported this innovative concrete waterproofing admixture almost ten years ago, it continues to meet or exceed all...

Footbridge replacement in Chichester

Footbridge replacement in Chichester

20.02.08: Network Rail has started work on a £900,000 project to replace Stirling Road footbridge in Chichester and provide pedestrians with an easier and more pleasant route over the railway. The existing bridge span and approach ramps will be...

New bridge lifted into place over rail lines

New bridge lifted into place over rail lines

20.02.08: A delicate operation to lift a giant new steel footbridge into place over Metro and rail lines at Felling near Gateshead took place recently. The three spans of the 48 metre footbridge – weighing 25 tonnes – were lifted into pla...

Station improvements at Cambridge

20.02.08: National Express Group’s ‘one’ railway and First Capital Connect are investing in a number of station improvements at Cambridge, one of the busiest stations in the region. In a joint partnership the train operators have op...

Stay on the rails regarding lifting regulations

20.02.08: The Work at Height Regulations have particular implications for the rail industry Every manager needs to be aware of the Work at Height Regulations that came into force in April 2005. These regulations clarify precisely what “work&rdq...

Take off for East Midlands railway

20.02.08: Passengers across the East Midlands will soon have more choice in how they travel after Network Rail kicked off the construction of the new East Midlands Parkway station. The £25m project, primarily funded by Network Rail with a contributi...

Train lifting gear deals won

20.02.08: A new Hitachi traincare centre at Ashford and upgraded DLR depot at Beckton have generated substantial orders for Sheffield-based heavy-handling gear specialist Mechan Limited. New depot action is not confined to the UK and Mechan has also been...

Train strikes footbridge

20.02.08: A 31 year old East Midlands Trains driver was in a stable condition at Leicester Royal Infirmary hospital after his train struck a footbridge (known as Barrow Old Station footbridge) in the area of Grove Lane, Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough, Lei...

ACE calls for engineering disciplines to be added to skills shortages list

08.02.08: Leading business association the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has continued its drive to have more engineering disciplines included on the UK government’s list of professions suffering from skills shortages. In di...

RAIB Report released into a derailment at King Edward bridge in Newcastle

01.02.08: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report today on a derailment of a freight train at King Edward Bridge in Newcastle on Tyne on 10 May 2007. The full report into the incident is available here:

Limehouse Link tunnel closure for essential safety improvements

20.12.07: The Limehouse Link Tunnel will be closed during the day on four consecutive weekends in January and February 2008 to test state-of-the-art safety equipment newly installed as part of a refurbishment of the tunnel. A high-tech public address...

'White Bridge' reopens to road vehicles

13.12.07: A £1.6m project by Network Rail to strengthen the road-over-rail bridge on King Street, Dukinfield was completed at the weekend and the road reopened to traffic following a 12-week closure. Work was carried out after the structure, kn...

Signs up for Bromsgrove’s bridge bashers

15.11.07: Rail passengers travelling between Birmingham, Worcestershire and the West Country are set to benefit following an initiative by Network Rail and Worcestershire County Council to reduce delays caused by high vehicles hitting railway bridges. ...

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Network Rail’s subsidiary secures systems integrator contract in Australia

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The Australian subsidiary of Network Rail Consulting has been named as the systems integrator for the Digital Systems Program in Sydney by Transp... more >
Infrastructure giant Amey to be sold to private equity firm in new year

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 Infrastructure giant Amey is expected to be sold to a private equity firm in the new year, according to reports. The Financial Times b... more >
HS2 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years

14/12/2018HS2 and Crossrail suppliers admit to running ‘illegal cartel’ for 7 years

Two UK rail suppliers to major projects such as HS1, HS2, and Crossrail have admitted to operating an illegal cartel for almost seven years with ... 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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Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

27/11/2018Spotlight on Coventry Very Light Rail

Olivia Brown, business development officer at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department of the University of Warwick, outlines the four exciting projects currently taking place as part of the Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR)  programme. In RTM’s June/July issue, readers were introduced to the concept of VLR and th... more >
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Passenger safety: Respect the edge

27/11/2018Passenger safety: Respect the edge

Claire Coward, communications lead at the RSSB, discusses her organisation’s latest passenger safety campaign. Incidents at the platfo... more >
Night Tube: The twilight economy

27/11/2018Night Tube: The twilight economy

Dr David Lutton, executive director of economy and tax at London First, argues that the capital’s night-time economy is just starting its j... more >
Monitoring the performance of earthworks

27/11/2018Monitoring the performance of earthworks

Dr Joel Smethurst, associate professor in geotechnical engineering, and Professor William Powrie, professor of geotechnical engineering, both of ... more >
Introducing iPort

20/11/2018Introducing iPort

Steve Freeman, managing director of iPort Rail, introduces the UK’s newest inland freight terminal. The UK’s newest inland rail ... more >

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HS2 train race: making the case

20/11/2018HS2 train race: making the case

Bombardier and Hitachi’s commitment to providing the best HS2 rolling stock pitch to the government was signified with the launch of their ... more >