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HS2 show their wildlife commitment with drone to monitor Skylarks

24 July 2020The main works civils contractor that is delivering the portion of HS2 that includes the Chiltern Tunnel, Roadbridge, a sub-contractor to Align JV, has begun using the drones during its wide environmental moderation programme on the tunnel South P... more >

Historic Bookham station to be fully renovated thanks to Network Rail

24 July 2020The Grade II listed building in Surrey, Bookham station, is already undergoing work to improve passenger journeys and preserve the much-loved architecture. The work is likely to take around 6 months, will take place while the station is still ope... more >

£200k investment for better mobile connections on our railways

24 July 2020The days of losing internet connection whilst travelling on the train are over as Grant Shapps has today (23rd July) announced a £200,000 investment to launch research into developing an innovative prototype to improve mobile connectivity. ... more >

Bromborough station prepares for modern refurbishment

23 July 2020Bromborough station is set to see improvement work as the region’s railway network progresses for the future. The changes to the station, located on the Wirral, is part of a collaboration between Network Rail, Merseyrail and Merseytravel. ... more >

£589m for rail upgrades across the North

23 July 2020A multi-million-pound investment has been confirmed today by Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, to kickstart work on the Transpennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester. This announcement also comes from the newly established No... more >

HS2 contractors to use Project Bank Accounts

23 July 2020Companies within HS2 Ltd’s supply chain are to receive further support through the newly approved use of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) across key contracts on Phase One, an initiative that has been welcomed by the construction sector. The us... more >

HS2 commits to better employment outcomes for BAME workers

22 July 2020The High-Speed Rail project is in a well-placed position to play a leading role in embedding the principles of the Charter, being set to support 30,000 jobs at peak constriction. This is to build on the work of the 2017 McGregor-Smith Review, &ls... more >

Mayor of London announces independent review of TfL

22 July 2020Chair of Transport for London (TfL) Board and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today announced that an independent panel of experts has begun a review of TfL’s long-term future funding and financing options. The review will be carried out b... more >

£350m to fuel green recovery from coronavirus

22 July 2020Boris Johnson has today (22nd July) announced a multimillion-pound investment for the UK industry to aid cutting down carbon emissions under new plans to ignite efforts to tackle climate change. The £350m will build on the Prime Minister&rs... more >

Birmingham University Station to see momentous upgrade

22 July 2020With Birmingham set to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022, a major upgrade will take place to Birmingham’s University Station, Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has today (July 22nd) confirmed. He unveils with this announcement a £12... more >

HS2 Ltd releases Annual Report and Accounts document

21 July 2020HS2 Ltd have published their annual reports and accounts review that looks at the organisation’s activities over the course of the year, giving highlights and key points and the progress that has been made in meeting the organization’s... more >

Govia Thameslink Railway continues with 30-day virus killer in stations

21 July 2020Thameslink, Great Northern and Southern are treating their stations to the latest round of decontamination, which uses a special product that kills viruses for up to 30 days. Since May, parent company Govia Thameslink Railway has been using the v... more >

HS2 releases video showing their freight plan for fighting carbon emissions

21 July 2020Today (21st July) HS2 Ltd has released a new video showing how Britain’s new high-speed railway will deliver a greener future by opening new train paths on the existing network which can be used to move more goods by rail. HS2: Greater capa... more >

DfT publishes annual Crossrail update

20 July 2020Today (20 July) a written statement was issued to Parliament illustrating an update on the Crossrail project. Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris began the document stating: “Over the past year, several milestones have been reached on the Cr... more >

Passengers urged to plan ahead for August Bank Holiday weekend

20 July 2020Network Rail are advising passengers to plan ahead if they are travelling by rail over the August Bank Holiday weekend as it makes way for 520 projects to maintain and upgrade the railway for passengers. Whilst the vast majority of the network wi... 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 >

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On the right track, Sulzer is awarded RISAS accreditation for Nottingham Service Centre

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Following an independent audit, Sulzer’s Nottingham Service Centre has been accepted as part of the rail industry supplier approval scheme (RISAS). The accreditation reinforces the high-quality standards that are maintained by Sulzer’s... 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

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
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In answering the pressing questions of how current and future generations of managers can provide solutions to high-profile infrastructure projects across the UK, Pearson Business School, part of... more >