First section parts delivered for Custom House station
The first sections of the new Crossrail Custom House station have arrived on site in Docklands.
The component parts of the new station, comprisingcolumns, platform beams and slabs, which have been installed using a 120-tonne crane, will now...
South East Midlands business leaders pitch for HS2 Academy
Business leaders have joined forces with the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) calling for the new HS2 Academy to be based in the region.
The consortium stated that the area’s rail expertise makes it an ideal l...
Rail sewage dumping figures must be revealed – RMT
Rail union RMT is demanding that the Department for Transport to disclose what tonnage of human excrement is currently being dumped on Britain’s railways by train companies every year.
This comes after a recent BBC report highlighted...
Southampton rail line set for £20m investment
Network Rail is set to invest £20m in improvements on the Southampton rail line, in an attempt to increase the reliability of the train service in the area.
However, in order to carry out the work, there will be disruption to trains u...
UK faces ‘long-term challenges’ if HS2 derailed
Failing to build HS2 would leavethe UK unable to meet its full potential, lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of infrastructure development, according to new research from pro-high speed rail business leaders.
Dawlish line to reopen ahead of schedule
The storm-hit Dawlish line could be reopened on 4 April – reconnecting West Devon and Cornwall to the national rail network – almost two weeks ahead of schedule, according to Network Rail.
More than 300 engineers have been worki...
Crossrail celebrates its top-performing apprentices
The Houses of Parliament were the impressive setting for the Crossrail Apprentice of the Year awards.
A former self-employed labourer who was struggling to find work during the difficult economic times won the main prize at the ceremony yes...
New railcard for couples launched by operators
The train operators have launched a new railcard for pairs of adults travelling together off-peak.
The Two Together Railcard will cost £30 a year for two named people travelling together in first and standard class after 9.30am Monday...
Round the clock work at Sussex and Hamsphire landslips
Network Rail engineers shouldfinish rebuilding three collapsed sections of railway in Sussex by Monday, March 3.
There has been a month of disruption and bus replacement on the line from Hastings to Tonbridge, primarily the Wadhurstto Battl...
Size of UK rail fleet may need to double in next 30 years
The industry’s rolling stock strategy has been updated, highlighting again just how many trains are needed over the coming years – an average of between eight and 12 needing to be delivered every week for the next 30 years.
The ‘New Tube for London’
London Underground has started the hunt to find a manufacturer for the next generation of Tube trains.
About 250 air-cooled trains are needed for the deep-level lines – Piccadilly, Central, Bakerloo and Waterloo & City.
Birmingham reveals HS2 plans
Birmingham has unveiled striking images of a planned HS2 station at Curzon Street, forming the centre of a grand new regeneration masterplan for the city.
The city council said it is "by far the biggest redevelopment so far announced...
‘A first of a kind engineering project’ – SWT’s new Class 458-5s
South West Trains has taken delivery of 48 Class 456 carriages from Southern to begin operating on the Guildford to Ascot line from early April.
A further 60 Class 460 carriages from Gatwick Express, owned by Porterbrook, are being refurbis...
DLR’s ‘phenomenal’ performance smashes record
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has just achieved the highest-ever scores for punctuality and performance in its 26-year history.
During the 5 January to 1 February period, 99.67% of trains were on time, and only 0.23% of scheduled servic...
Researchers unveil high-speed rail vibration assessment system
Researchers in Edinburgh and Belgium have developed a new vibration assessment method to predict how much a new high-speed railway would shake the ground around it.
Such vibrations and disrupt sensitive equipment nearby and have other knock...
The ‘New Tube for London’
UKRIA is ‘fantastic showcase’ for industry
Crossrail rolling stock contract goes to Bombardier
Fatal smash at level crossing prompts safety calls
DfT’s HS2 plans have not learnt from HS1 mistakes, say MPs
£1.3bn compensation scheme revealed for HS2
The Future of European Rail is the leading strategic event in the industry calendar, bringing t...
The Railway Industry Association is pleased to announce the next in our series of Technology an...
Gen Y Rail is a new series of engagement and educational events for young people around the cou...
YRP’s Fifth Annual Dinner
Young Rail Professionals (YRP) is preparing to host its Fifth ...
The Future of European Rail is the leading strategic event in the industry calendar, bringing together some of the most forward-thinking innovators from both passenger operators and infrastructure managers.
Gen Y Rail is a new series of engagement and educational events for young people around the country to showcase the types of careers and opportunities available in the UK rail industry.
Students will get a chance to take part in hands-on engineering activities and hear more about the training, qualifications and apprenticeships available.
Young Rail Professionals (YRP) is preparing to host its Fifth Annual Black Tie Dinner and Dance in central London. The event will be held at London’s Grant Connaught Rooms on Friday 28th March 2014.
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