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Take off for East Midlands parkway

20.12.07: Passengers across the East Midlands will soon have more choice in how they travel after Network Rail kicked off the construction of the new East Midlands Parkway station this week. The £25m project, primarily funded by Network Rail with a...

Liverpool Street Station closed for works over Christmas

13.12.07: Transport for London and rail industry partners today reminded passengers that Liverpool Street station will be closed for 10 days over Christmas because of vital work to replace a dilapidated railway bridge. The work is being carried out a...

Gretna-Annan rail project targets summer completion

06.12.07: Network Rail has arranged three community meetings to provide an update on the progress on the Gretna-Annan double tracking works and highlight the project goal to have work complete by summer 2008. The eight mile, GBP35 million project to...

Firms shortlisted for multi-site railway regeneration development

29.11.07: Regeneration of sites in London and the South East and the upgrade of rail facilities has got closer with the issuing of an invitation to tender by Network Rail to seven property developers. The shortlisted firms – British Land plc, C...

A whole new world

14.11.07: Today, geospatial information is everywhere. With Google™ Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth™ providing new visions for what is possible, geo-referenced data is increasingly being relied on every day for house-hunting, store locations...

Contractor’s use of Huck bolts results in maintenance free track

14.11.07: A UK railway track manufacturer has improved the working environment for its workforce, reduced their manufacturing costs and produced track requiring less maintenance after installation. Caerphilly based KGJ Price (Railway Contractors Ltd)...

Malico moves into catenary design and supply

14.11.07: Until now, the Malico factory in the western Alps nearby Grenoble was known exclusively for its range of components for building tramway and trolleybus simple overhead lines (without messenger). But recently, following a collaboration with the P...

Scott Wilson wins Airdrie - Bathgate contract

14.11.07: Scott Wilson Group plc the international consultancy offering integrated professional services in the transportation, property, environment and natural resources sectors, is pleased to announce a major new contract with Network Rail for the deta...

The HUSH switch and crossing

The HUSH switch and crossing

14.11.07: The ‘HUSH’ crossing was demonstrated at Excel in February 2007, and attracted interest from light and heavy track engineers. The ‘HUSH’ crossing eliminates the requirement for wing and check rails, the machined crossing n...

Ticking the boxes

Ticking the boxes

14.11.07: GrayBar self-regulating points heating-eco warriors of the points heating world The increasing awareness of our need to conserve resources and protect our environment from wasteful management means that product longevity is of the utmost im...

Enhanced time recording solution from SCM CHIPDRIVE

13.11.07: CM CHIPDRIVE Version 5 offers added functionality and file import facilities SCM Microsystems has beefed up its successful CHIPDRIVE Time Recording solution to improve the user functionality for recording and administering working hours. ...

RMS Locotec Isle of Man starts £1million Manx Electric Railway maintenance contract

13.11.07: ECT Rail Projects, through its subsidiary RMS Locotec Isle of Man, will start work next week carrying out a £1 million contract for winter renewals on the Manx Electric Railway, which is operated by the Isle of Man government’s depar...

Demolition work clears way for Metrolink expansion

25.10.07: Work has started on demolishing five derelict buildings to make way for the new Metrolink line to Droylsden in Tameside. Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority is investing £538 million on three new lines to Oldham and Rochd...

Engineers welcome "bold and necessary" Crossrail go-ahead

11.10.07: Leading construction industry business association, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), has warmly welcomed prime minister Gordon Brown’s go-ahead for the £16 billion Crossrail scheme to build a new railway through...

Interactive keypads – notice the difference

01.10.07: Interaction can just be a show of hands, so why use interactive keypads? Audience response systems are an innovative and original method for collecting instant and accurate data. Are you the confident trainee who sits near the front getting invo...

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Maritime Transport launch new rail services

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Maritime Transport has launched two new rail services from DP World London Gateway to its rail terminals in Trafford Park and Wakefield. It ... more >
Campaign for Windsor Link Railway to be revived

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A campaign for a rail link between Windsor and Heathrow Airport is to be revived, after the scheme was turned down by the Department for Transpor... more >
Conwy Valley Line to partly reopen tomorrow

17/07/2019Conwy Valley Line to partly reopen tomorrow

The Conwy Valley line is set to reopen for passengers ahead of the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst, Network Rail has announced. Llandud... 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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Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

05/06/2019Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

In a series of Q&A’s with key speakers on the run up to TransCityRail Midlands, we caught up with TransCityRail panellist and Amey’s commercial account director, Anna Delvecchio, for her insight into what the Rail Sector Deal means for the rail industry and its supply chain. Anna started her career as an apprentice at the age o... 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

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