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Wherry Lines signalling modernisation work announced

Wherry Lines signalling modernisation work announced

14 August 2019Network Rail has announced planned engineering work to be undertaken in Norfolk, as part of a modernisation programme on the Wherry Lines between Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

Scottish Government approve £75m Levenmouth rail link

Scottish Government approve £75m Levenmouth rail link

08 August 2019A rail link to the Levenmouth area has been approved by the Scottish Government, as part of a £75m investment plan announced this morning.

Reopening of Black Country rail stations given £10m funding

Reopening of Black Country rail stations given £10m funding

05 August 2019Plans to reopen two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line have moved a major step forward following the award of £10m funding from the Government.

Work on £27m East of England upgrades set to begin

Work on £27m East of England upgrades set to begin

02 August 2019A £27m project aimed at tackling congestion on peak train services in the East of England is set to begin later this year.

New Camp Hill Line stations receive £15m funding boost

New Camp Hill Line stations receive £15m funding boost

01 August 2019Construction on the three new rail stations being built on the Camp Hill line, in Birmingham, is progressing well following a £15m funding boost from the Department for Transport.

Multi-million-pound Metro Station opens in South Tyneside

Multi-million-pound Metro Station opens in South Tyneside

31 July 2019£21 million facility in South Shields, which incorporates a relocated Metro station will open this weekend.

University Station redevelopment plan launched in Birmingham

University Station redevelopment plan launched in Birmingham

30 July 2019Plans for the newly-unveiled University Station redevelopment in Edgbaston, Birmingham have been released today, with key figures including West Midlands mayor, Andy Street, in attendance

Metrolink projects rated as excellent after new assessment

Metrolink projects rated as excellent after new assessment

25 July 2019Two major city centre Manchester Metrolink projects have been rated as excellent after an investigation into their sustainability. The assessment, carried out over several years, highlighted positive aspects relating to the projects. Second city...

New railway station to be built in Ayr to replace historic stop

New railway station to be built in Ayr to replace historic stop

24 July 2019A new station is set to be built in Ayr town centre to replace the current railway stop, part of which had been housed in the historic Station Hotel.

Up to £58m funding commitment for Cardiff Central Station upgrade

Up to £58m funding commitment for Cardiff Central Station upgrade

22 July 2019Up to £58m funding to upgrade Cardiff Central Station has been confirmed today, 22 July, by the transport secretary Chris Grayling.

TransCityRail: Next stop the Midlands

TransCityRail: Next stop the Midlands

18 July 2019Unprecedented change and investment is coming to the Midlands, according to a number of high-profile rail leaders speaking at today’s first ever TCR Midlands conference in Birmingham today. With representatives from the West Midlands Rail E...

Story wins contract to build new station in County Durham

Story wins contract to build new station in County Durham

18 July 2019Story Contracting has won a contract to design and build a new railway station in Horden, County Durham. The new station, Horden Peterlee, aims to improve transport links in the east of the county, plans to open to passengers in the spring of 2020...

Conwy Valley Line to partly reopen tomorrow

Conwy Valley Line to partly reopen tomorrow

17 July 2019Network Rail has announced that the Conwy Valley line is set to reopen for passengers ahead of the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. Llandudno Junction to Llanrwst North will re-open for passengers tomorrow and the remainder of the line will reopen...

Worksop station wins award after £1.1m restoration

Worksop station wins award after £1.1m restoration

15 July 2019Worksop railway station has won a National Railway Heritage Award following a £1.1million investment to restore and preserve parts of the station. The Railway Heritage Trust Conservation Award was given to the station following work carried...

Crossrail rushes to make Bond Street ready for testing

Crossrail rushes to make Bond Street ready for testing

15 July 2019Crossrail want to make Bond Street ready for trial running by early next year, project leaders have said. The station is currently running behind others on the Crossrail line, and is expected to open later than the line itself. The project&rsquo...

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South Wales Metro railway works imminent

09/07/2020South Wales Metro railway works imminent

Transformational works on railway lines through South Wales set to begin on the 3rd of August. As part of Transport for Wales’ (TfW) t... more >
New possible Eurostar direct travel from Amsterdam to London

09/07/2020New possible Eurostar direct travel from Amsterdam to London

Following new agreements being signed earlier this week (July 7th) a direct high-speed train service from Amsterdam and London could be a possibi... more >
National Skills Academy for Rail appoints new Chair

09/07/2020National Skills Academy for Rail appoints new Chair

The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) have today (July 9th) announcement the appointment of their new Chair, Dyan Crowther, Chief Executive... 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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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of its work. Data is just one such way of achievi... 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 >