FutureRailway launches pantograph design competition
FutureRailway has launched a competition to design a new pantograph.
Current pantographs cannot be run too close together and are limited in the speed they can achieve. The competition has been established to look at the feasibility of desi...
Carillion and Buckingham JV wins £87m East West Rail contract
A joint venture between Carillion and Buckingham Group Contracting has won the £87m contract for the railway upgrade between London Marylebone and Oxford.
The works – which form part of the western section ofEast West Rail&ndash...
Train performance slips to 87.1%
Following the wettest winter in 250 years, punctuality on the UK’s railway networkstood at a meagre 87.1% during period 12, according to monthly performance data released by Network Rail.
This figure was down from the 89%recorded duri...
Five years and £2bn of electrification
Network Rail, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) and key suppliers launched the National Electrification Programme this morning, emphasising collaboration, safety, and the unprecedented scale of the work to come.
After new electrificati...
Worker dies on Crossrail construction site in Holborn
A 43-year-old construction worker has died at one of the Crossrail construction sites in central London.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called this morning to reports of a man suffering injuries in a tunnel in Fisher Street, Holborn, but...
Apology issued over level crossing failures
Network Rail boss Mark Carne has apologised ‘unreservedly’ on the company’s behalf for past failings in managing public safety at level crossings.
The announcement came after a Transport Select Committee’s report hea...
Peers put forward suggestions on London end of HS2
A new report detailing proposals for the London end of the HS2 scheme has been released by Lords Bradshaw and Berkeley.
The two peers have, in their document, put forward suggestions that all HS2, as well as residual WCML intercity and regi...
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...
The ‘New Tube for London’
UKRIA is ‘fantastic showcase’ for industry
Birmingham reveals HS2 plans
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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