Network Rail regulation and performance

Making tracks in Trent Valley

19.10.07: Network Rail’s £350m Trent Valley 4 Tracking project to widen the West Coast Main Line through Staffordshire reached a major milestone today when one of the first stretches of new railway to be constructed was used by trains for the...

Network Rail announces track renewal changes

19.10.07: Tuesday 11 September 2007 07:00 Contractors delivering renewals work to be reduced from 6 to 4 Work rebalanced geographically, with points and plain-line aligned Quality, performance and efficiency of rail renewals to improve ...

IFC fuelling system keeps Virgin on track

01.10.07: The first European scheduled passenger train to run on biodiesel is being kept on track with the help of Industrial Flow Control Ltd. IFC, based in Essex, was called in to create a bespoke biofuel dispensing system for the adapted Virgin Vo...

IFC unveils first biodiesel compatible rail coupler to UK

01.10.07: Following successful trials across the UK, Industrial Flow Control Ltd has released an innovative development of the1.5” fuelling coupler onto the market. The Flyte-type rail fuelling coupler boasts a huge range of benefits and is tot...

Network Rail scoops People Management Award

01.10.07: Network Rail has beaten off stiff competition to scoop The People Management Award 2007 for the delivery of its advanced apprenticeship scheme. This was announced at the gala dinner in Harrogate, at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Devel...

Is perception reality?

27.09.07: Network Rail and their suppliers must work in harmony to select the right technology and to resource and programme signalling work so as to deliver sustainable solutions, says J.D. Francis, former president of The Institution of Railway Signal E...

Minimising Ecological Impact

27.09.07: The Thameslink programme will provide a much needed upgrade to principal commuter routes across the south east. Ecology Consultancy Ltd (ECL) has been on hand to help minimise the ecological impact of the proposed works. The Thameslink prog...

Network Rail scoops The People Management Award with innovative apprenticeships to develop highly skilled engineers

27.09.07: Network Rail has beaten stiff competition to scoop The People Management Award 2007 for the delivery of its advanced apprenticeship scheme. This was announced at the Gala Dinner in Harrogate, at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developme...

One for the environment

27.09.07: WWP Consultants Limited have been commissioned by Network Rail to carry out the mechanical, electrical and public health building services design elements for Square One, Manchester, their world class corporate office facility. Located in the he...

ORR welcomes Network Rail's continuing progress

20.09.07: ORR today publishes its fourth annual statement on Network Rail's performance. The assessment covers April 2006 to March 2007, and examines how the company has operated, maintained, renewed and developed the mainline rail network, and prote...

Turf's up for rail passengers

13.09.07: Newcastle station goes green - literally! Passengers boarding trains at Newcastle railway station this week were able to enjoy a piece of countryside on the concourse. GNER, the East Coast rail operator, turfed a large area of the stat...

Major tunnel improvement works completed

30.08.07: Network Rail has completed a £2m project to renew tracks in Grove Hill Tunnel in Tunbridge Wells. The three and a half week project was completed on time and will ensure that passengers on the Tonbridge to Hastings Line will experienc...

Passenger travel continues to rise as Network Rail increases expenditure

30.08.07: The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has published its National rail review and Network Rail monitor covering the first quarter of 2007-08. The main trends for the 1st quarter show yet more growth in passenger usage, improving punctuality, a...

Flood Hit Tewkesbury needs rail slope work

02.08.07: Long reach excavator specialist WM Plant Hire are using their 25m reach CAT 375 machine to work on the emergency stabilisation of the rail cutting east of Tewkesbury flooding area. Heavy rain has led to several landslips along this length o...

Network Rail faces penalty for poor planning

02.08.07: The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has announced its intention to impose a penalty of £2.4m on Network Rail for the weaknesses in the planning and execution of the Portsmouth resignalling scheme. ORR concluded last month that Network...

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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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Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
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Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

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By Ewan Quayle, Rail Technology Magazine Reporter Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on R... more >