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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. ...

Making the right connections

Making the right connections

13.11.07: The first train will enter service in only a matter of weeks time and probably the last thing on the mind of passengers speeding to Europe on High Speed 1 is “will the power supply to the train fail and interrupt my journey?” Fine wi...

FRP railway bridge is a UK first

25.10.07: The UK rail network's first self-supporting fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge was lifted into position over a railway line at St Austell, Cornwall at the weekend. The innovative footbridge, which crosses the Paddington to Penzance main...

Mayor sets out initial decisions for the construction and operation of Crossrail

19.10.07: Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, has set out some of the detailed implications of the construction of Crossrail for London and confirmed arrangements for the project’s management. Ken Livingstone, said: "I have already outli...

Construction of new Ely rail bridge begins

04.10.07: Network Rail has begun to rebuild the rail bridge across the River Ouse at Ely which was damaged following a derailment of a freight train on 22 June. It is hoped that the bridge will be open for passenger and freight services before Christ...

FARO joins British Engineering Manufacturers’ Association

27.09.07: FARO, the world market leader in portable computer-aided measurement arms and laser tracker sales, has announced that it has joined the British Engineering Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA). BEMA is the largest engineering trade associatio...

Bow river bridge to get makeover

20.09.07: The railway bridge over the River Lea and Bow Creek in East London is getting a £2 million makeover this autumn. Graffiti and rust will disappear when the steelwork is grit-blasted and repainted. This will transform the 120m long brid...

New Metrolink bridge swings into place

23.08.07: Engineers lifted a new 50 tonne road bridge into place over the Bury Metrolink line on Wednesday as part of a £100 million project to improve the network. Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) replaced the bridge, o...

Park Street bridge brought up to strength

23.08.07: Work will soon start on a £250,000 project by Network Rail and Birmingham City Council to strengthen Park Street bridge in Birmingham to ensure it meets current standards for roads passing over railway lines. A scheme is under way to...

King Street bridge brought up to strength

02.08.07: Work will soon start on a £1.6 million project by Network Rail to ensure King Street bridge on the A627 in Dukinfield, known locally as The White Bridge, meets current standards for roads passing over railway lines. A scheme is under...

Lindapter fixings provide high-integrity solution for 'adventure walk' addition to Brisbane's iconic Story Bridge

Lindapter fixings provide high-integrity solution for 'adventure walk' addition to Brisbane's iconic Story Bridge

24.07.07: Lindapter steelwork fixings provided the ideal solution for safely attaching much of the flooring and walkway structures required to create the new 'Story Bridge Adventure Climb' — a recent addition to Brisbane's tourist attractions. ...

Scientifics go Forth

Scientifics go Forth

24.07.07: Bridges are one of the most striking aspects of the UK’s rail network, none more so than the 2.5 km. (1.5 mile) Forth Railway Bridge, the world’s first major steel bridge. Completed in 1890, it ranks as one of the great feats of...

Works underway on Monkwearmouth Bridge

Works underway on Monkwearmouth Bridge

24.07.07: Restrengthening and refurbishment works are underway on Monkwearmouth railway bridge in Sunderland. Network Rail has appointed Amalgamated Construction Co. Ltd (AMCO) as the main contractor on the project and Pyeroy Group has been sub-contr...

Metronet demonstrates improved environmental performance with new CEEQUAL plans

07.06.07: To mark World Environment Day, Metronet Rail has announced that three new embankment stabilisation projects are to take part in CEEQUAL (the Civil Engineering Environment Quality Assessment and Awards scheme). Metronet, responsible for the...

Largest ever corrugated tunnel

31.05.07: World’s largest span, corrugated steel rail tunnel to be lifted into place in the UK The first section of what will be the world’s largest span, corrugated steel rail tunnel was lifted into place in the UK on May 19/20th. The tu...

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Government’s role in new passenger-centric railway ‘will have to change’, says Williams Review lead

21/03/2019Government’s role in new passenger-centric railway ‘will have to change’, says Williams Review lead

The man leading the Williams Rail Review has warned that the government’s role in the UK railways “will have to change” as the ... more >
Government promises to look ‘very carefully’ at £218m bid for second Chelmsford station

21/03/2019Government promises to look ‘very carefully’ at £218m bid for second Chelmsford station

The government will look “very carefully” at a £218m funding bid for a new railway station in Chelmsford, Theresa May has said.... more >
Carillion-bound boss appointed to lead Kier

20/03/2019Carillion-bound boss appointed to lead Kier

Kier has appointed Andrew Davies as its new chief executive, two months after the building contractor ousted Hayden Mursell on the back of debt i... 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 West Midlands 30-year strategy

19/03/2019The West Midlands 30-year strategy

Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE), outlines the West Midlands Rail Investment Strategy 2018-2047. The West Midlands Rail Executive was formed three years ago to give local authorities a direct influence over the award of the region’s main rail franchise. Working with the Department for Transpo... more >
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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 >
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 >
East West Rail: the next steps

19/03/2019East West Rail: the next steps

In January, five route options for the central section of East West Rail were published as part of a public consultation on the next phase of the... more >
Rail's role in transit-orientated developments

19/03/2019Rail's role in transit-orientated developments

Jonathan Bray, director at the Urban Transport Group (UTG), argues that transit-oriented developments are the future – and that rail has a ... 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 >