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Aylesbury Vale Parkway station ready for December

16.07.08: Chiltern Railways has announced plans to start running train services from the new Aylesbury Vale Parkway station on the 14th of December 2008, a whole two years earlier than expected. Trains from the station will reach London’s Marylebone...

Branlow Piling new modular stations

Branlow Piling new modular stations

16.07.08: Mitcham Eastfields and Greenhithe are amongst the first of a new generation of modular stations with off-site construction elements combined with in-situ constructed piled foundations. Branlow Piling, a specialist mini and micro piling and geote...

Celebrating engineering success over the Tyne

Celebrating engineering success over the Tyne

16.07.08: After £40m worth of investment and seven years hard work, Iain Coucher, chief executive of Network Rail, has officially marked the end of engineering works on the High Level Bridge between Newcastle and Gateshead. Mr Coucher was joine...

Flamgard Calidair helping raise safety standards worldwide

16.07.08: Flamgard Calidair has been highly successful in securing orders for dampers required in major international tunnel contracts. In the majority of cases, these contracts have stipulated that the ventilation dampers must not only meet the environme...

Full steam ahead for Newport station regeneration

16.07.08: The prospect of a revamped railway station for Newport came closer with the announcement that the Welsh Assembly government will jointly fund the £22m regeneration scheme. A key aspiration of the project is to build two brand new term...

Laserclean brings new light to Glasgow Central

Laserclean brings new light to Glasgow Central

16.07.08: Glasgow Central has been transformed to a brighter, lighter station by Laserclean, who have successfully removed years of atmospheric dirt and moss from the 1.4 square miles of glass forming the roof. “The project was not without its...

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...

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Chiltern main line sees multi-million-pound investment to prevent landslips

29/05/2020Chiltern main line sees multi-million-pound investment to prevent landslips

Passengers who use the Chiltern main line will be able to make more reliable journeys following major work to secure a railway embankment in Warw... more >
Ep 11. With Invisi Smart shield you can confidently touch a ticket machine, Saba Yussouf

28/05/2020Ep 11. With Invisi Smart shield you can confidently touch a ticket machine, Saba Yussouf

Saba Yussouf, CEO of Invisi Smart Technologies UK, joins host Ailsa Cowen for episode 11 of Rail Technology Magazine's podcast Track Talk. T... more >
Revolutionary £2.7bn plan for Derbyshire’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

28/05/2020Revolutionary £2.7bn plan for Derbyshire’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

A £2.7bn transport plan to deliver fast and frequent connections to the HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton and key development sties ac... 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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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 >