Civils and stations

Better station just the ticket for Warrington Bank Quay

11.04.08: People using Warrington Bank Quay station will gain much better and more attractive facilities when a £650,000 improvement project is completed in August this year. Whatever form of transport people use to arrive to begin their train...

DLR Limehouse station link on the way

11.04.08: Docklands Light Railway (DLR), part of Transport for London (TfL), has confirmed that it will build a connecting footbridge between Limehouse DLR and c2c stations. The £1.9m link, funded by TfL and the Department for Transport (DfT)...

Improvements to South West Trains’ stations

11.04.08: Twelve of South West Trains’ stations have had new fencing installed in a £200,000 joint project with Network Rail. Life-expired fencing at Raynes Park, Feltham, Bedhampton, Virginia Water, Wandsworth Town, New Malden, Farnham...

Cross Engineering brightens up Liverpool Lime Street

Cross Engineering brightens up Liverpool Lime Street

08.04.08: Cross Services Engineering Limited has played a central role in lighting up Liverpool’s famous Lime Street station. The multi discipline engineering company carried out a series of electrical and mechanical engineering projects during the...

Mound Tunnel lowering & Waverley Bridge girder works

08.04.08: Network Rail's Transport Scotland funded £150million upgrade of Edinburgh Waverley Station's tracks and platforms was completed on schedule and within budget on 16th November 2007. The work provided half a mile of new and extended platform...

Pfaff upgrades Etches Park Depot

Pfaff upgrades Etches Park Depot

08.04.08: It was an extraordinary order from the UK which gave Pfaff-silberblau Verkehrstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, based in Kissing, Germany, the chal-lenge and opportunity once again to prove how they can easily cope with stringent time constraints. ...

Restoration complete at art deco station

Restoration complete at art deco station

08.04.08: An original signboard has been restored and returned to its former home at Hoylake station – 70 years to the day it was first hung The sign was originally erected when the art deco station was rebuilt and reopened on March 14th 1938...

Tube Lines starts Waterloo upgrade

08.04.08: The second busiest station on the London Underground is to undergo major refurbishment work. Waterloo Tube station carries over 70m passengers every year and together with the rail station forms a key interchange and artery into and out of Londo...

Van Elle stabilise Willenhall embankment

Van Elle stabilise Willenhall embankment

08.04.08: Van Elle recently carried out piling works to improve the stability of an existing 10m high Network Rail embankment at Willenhall, Coventry, West Midlands for clients Story Rail. This was no ordinary job as the Bromsgrove sandstone ground c...

Network Rail and Kier announce multi-site development joint venture

04.04.08: Revamped stations and new facilities for passengers in London and the South East have been signalled as Network Rail selected a preferred development partner for its innovative multi-site joint venture. Network Rail and Kier Property Limite...

First ScotRail wants to introduce eco power at Leuchars Station in Fife

28.03.08: The train operator has lodged a planning application for a 6kw wind turbine which would supply all electricity needs for the station building, including heating and lighting. The wind turbine would also be connected to the national grid &nd...

Heathrow T5 opens with empty train platforms

28.03.08: Heathrow's new train station for Terminal 5 opened to the public with two unused platforms, showing that public transport needs higher priority at this major international gateway, says the South East England Regional Transport Board. The p...

ACE launches new Engineering Excellence Awards

26.03.08: ACE has launched a new Engineering Excellence Awards to give consultancy and engineering firms a national platform to showcase and promote their work. The call for entries for the nine, mainly project-based awards is now open and submission...

Praise for station’s £5 million transformation

26.03.08: Passengers at Salford Central train station have praised its recent £5 million transformation and asked for more of the same in the future. In a survey carried out by Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE), over 90%...

Work gets underway at Greenfield train station

26.03.08: Changes will be afoot at Greenfield train station next weekend as work begins on a new ticket office and waiting areas on the Manchester bound platform. Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority (GMPTA) is funding the improvements, w...

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The vision of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

26/03/2019The vision of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

Dave Hodgson, elected mayor of Bedford Borough Council and chair of England’s Economic Heartland’s Strategic Transport Forum, sets ou... more >
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 >

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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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The vision of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

26/03/2019The vision of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

Dave Hodgson, elected mayor of Bedford Borough Council and chair of England’s Economic Heartland’s Strategic Transport Forum, sets out his vision for the future of rail in light of the Rail Review, whilst highlighting the economic significance of the region. As the sub-national transport body (STB) for the Oxford-Cambridge gro... 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 >
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 >
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 >

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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 >