£36m Vauxhall Tube upgrade work goes to Bechtel
TfL has awarded the construction contract for Vauxhall Tube station to Bechtel Ltd. The £36m modernisation plan will increase the capacity of the station and make it step-free.
The work supports the wider transformation of the Batters...
c2c contract extended until September 2014
The DfT has extended the Essex Thameside franchise, run by operator c2c, for an additional 16 months. The contract will now run until September 2014, with the potential for a further extension of up to eight months.
It is the first contract...
More HS2 tunnels as DfT publishes design refinements
The draft Environmental Statement (ES) and design refinements consultations for HS2 have been published by the DfT. The documents will be open to public consultation until July 11.
It helps to prepare the formal ES, which is essential for t...
NAO criticisms of HS2 are ‘out of date’ - DfT
The Government has rejected the NAO report published yesterday which criticised the business case for HS2, as it publishes a draft Environmental Statement confirming major new stretches of tunnelling for the high-speed line.
The NAO identif...
Eurostar appoints Clare Hollingsworth as new chairman
Clare Hollingsworth has been appointed chairman of Eurostar International, succeeding Richard Brown from 1 July.
Brown is now chairman of the Department for Transport’s Franchise Advisory Panel after over a decade with Eurostar.
£3.3bn funding gap for HS2 – NAO
The NAO has identified an estimated £3.3bn funding gap in the costs for HS2 over four years from 2017/18 – 2020/21. The Government has yet to decide how to fill this gap, a new review warns.
The DfT said the report was overly si...
Four new stations to benefit from DfT fund
Waltham Forest, Derbyshire, Devon and Newport have won funding from the DfT’s New Station Fund, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.
A new £6.5m station will be built in Lea Bridge, Waltham Forest with £1m...
£1m competition for customer experience boost
The Enabling Innovation Team (EIT) is running a £1m competition searching for innovative ideas to transform rail customers’ experience.
Solutions are invited from the existing rail supply chain as well as from non-rail sectors a...
£8.8m for new Wakefield Westgate station
Construction has begun for the new Wakefield Westgate station building. The £8.8m project is the first new-build station on the East Coast Main Line in decades.
The project includes more and better retail facilities, a new footbridge...
ACoRP welcomes popularity of community rail
It’s not just the main network that is seeing huge increases in passenger demand – Britain’s rural railway is also increasing in popularity.
The number of journeys taken on community rail lines rose by 4.1 million over the...
GBRf calls for biomass access charge to be scrapped
A proposed biomass access charge for rail freight must be dropped, GB Railfreight (GBRf) has urged.
The Commons Select Committee for Energy and Climate Change has proposed a charge to be introduced from April 2014, which could add between &...
Newton Aycliffe factory contract signed
Hitachi Rail Europe has signed the contract for the construction of its new UK train factory. Merchant Place Developments will build the rolling stock manufacturing plant in Newton Aycliffe, Durham.
The £82m investment will be initial...
Manchester Metrolink extension to Didsbury opens
The Metrolink extension of the South Manchester Line to Didsbury will open to passengers next Thursday (23 May), months ahead of schedule.
The 4.4km extension serves five new stops: Withington, Burton Road, West Didsbury, Didsbury Village a...
Cycle hire scheme for Norwich
Greater Anglia has launched a cycle hire scheme at Norwich rail station, allowing passengers to book bikes at the same time as purchasing train tickets.
30 bicycles are available for pre-booking at the station, and form part of a strategy t...
East Midlands HS2 tunnel could be extended
A revised route for the second phase of HS2 has been developed by the DfT to allow plans for a strategic rail freight interchange depot to go ahead.
A planned tunnel could be extended under the East Midlands Airport to avoid the majority of...
Potential reopening for Lewes – Uckfield
HS2 Euston re-build plans dropped after protests
Workers stayed on tracks after possession ended
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
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