West Wickham station footbridge upgraded

Network Rail has been taking advantage of the relative quiet on the railway to catch up with the rebuilding of several station...

Stevenage station’s new fifth platform opened a year early

A new £40 million platform and track at Stevenage station has been completed more than a year ahead of schedule

Siemens Mobility orders new deep-tube train door systems from...

Knorr-Bremse, the international manufacturer of braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has won a major order to supply entrance...

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Two bridges in Grantham to be repaired

Network Rail is set to undertake repairs to two bridges in Grantham that carry the East Coast main line over roads in the town, Barrowby Road and Springfield Road.  Both bridges will have strengthening work carried out to make sure road and rail remain...

Longer platforms for four West Midlands stations

Four stations in the West Midlands will be receiving extended platforms in preparation for the introduction of new, longer Class 196 trains in 2021. Dyer & Butler has been awarded a contract to deliver platform extensions, and associated works,...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could be submitted, detailed design work has been going on. As a result of that work, carbon emissions have been reduced by an...

Government funding for West Midlands Very Light Rail schemes

TramForward, the campaign arm of the Light Rail Transit Association, has welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has obtained government funding for two Very Light Rail projects. These two are included in the eight ‘shovel ready’ projects in the West Midlands...

New escalators for Marylebone Tube station

Transport for London is about to commence work to improve access to Marylebone Tube station by installing one new escalator and replacing two more. The vital three-year programme will first deliver a new escalator to replace the existing central staircase. Work will then begin...

West Wickham station footbridge upgraded

Network Rail has been taking advantage of the relative quiet on the railway to catch up with the rebuilding of several station footbridges in the South East. Typical of this is the footbridge at West Wickham station. Located between Eden Park and Hayes, Est...

Stevenage station’s new fifth platform opened a year early

A new £40 million platform and track at Stevenage station has been completed more than a year ahead of schedule On a visit to the station today, where Platform 5 was officially opened to the first weekday services, Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris hailed the...

Siemens Mobility orders new deep-tube train door systems from Knorr-Bremse IFE

Knorr-Bremse, the international manufacturer of braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has won a major order to supply entrance systems to Siemens Mobility for the next generation of London Underground trains. Siemens Mobility is manufacturing 94 trains on the Piccadilly line,...

Alstom purchase of Bombardier Transportation approved by European Commission

The European Commission has cleared Alstom’s proposed takeover of Bombardier Transportation, subject to four conditions that Alstom had itself suggested: A transfer of Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very high-speed train and an offer of IP licence to Hitachi for the train...

HS2 Chiltern tunnel headwall ready for tunnel boring machines

HS2 is preparing for the arrival of its first giant tunnelling machines by completing the 17-metre-high headwall and ground reinforcement at what will become the south portal of the 10-mile long Chiltern tunnel. Led by HS2’s main works contractor Align JV – a joint...

Special train investigates possibility of reopening disused branch line

South Western Railway has run a special ‘fact-finding’ train on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire, to investigate the potential of re-opening it after more than 50 years since regular passenger services ceased. Hampshire County Council has made a successful submission to the Department...

Scotland unveils plans to transform Scottish rail network

The Scottish government has launched plans to decarbonise Scotland’s rail passenger services by 2035. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson unveiled Transport Scotland’s ‘Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan’ during a visit to ScotRail’s Shields Road electric fleet depot, commenting that it is testimony to the Scottish...