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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North of England leaders demand ‘Northern Budget’ to boost region

16/08/2019North of England leaders demand ‘Northern Budget’ to boost region

Key leaders from across the North of England have called for Government commitment to a ‘Northern Budget’ which could be used to deli... more >
Metrolink customers complete 170k trips using contactless system

16/08/2019Metrolink customers complete 170k trips using contactless system

Since its launch four weeks ago, more than 170,000 journeys have been made using the new contactless payment system on the Metrolink network... more >
Government announces £25m Brexit high-speed medicines train

15/08/2019Government announces £25m Brexit high-speed medicines train

In the event of a No Deal Brexit, the Government has announced the setting up of a high-speed train service to ferry medicine to the UK from Fran... 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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Network Rail’s Anna-Jane Hunter on, NPR, TRU, HS2 and supply chain opportunities

12/08/2019Network Rail’s Anna-Jane Hunter on, NPR, TRU, HS2 and supply chain opportunities

Anna- Jane Hunter, is a ‘proud northerner’ and is passionate about continuing the investment and success story of rail across the North.  She plays a key role in working with government and northern leaders to enable the network to carry on thriving. We caught up with Anna-Jane, for her expertise and insight into connecti... 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 >