Essential upgrades planned for Great Eastern main line

Network Rail is planning a number of vital upgrades on the line between Norwich and London. Works will be...

Scotland’s Kintore station (re)opens

The town of Kintore in Aberdeenshire has re-joined Scotland’s Railway after an absence of 56 years with the opening of the town’s...

Railway Industry Association calls for greater clarity

In its submission to the Spending Review, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) urges the government for greater clarity over its support for...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while travelling at around 115mph.  Four people died, 70 were injured. The accident was caused by rolling-contact fatigue (metal fatigue) of the left-hand rail, which broke as the train...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in the project to restore passenger services to this part of the Black Country. The stations at Darlaston and Willenhall will offer local residents...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a leading independent lubricants company. The seven-mile Talyllyn Railway, which has been running for 155 years from Tywyn on the Mid Wales coast,...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX. The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline tracks for the first time only a few weeks ago following almost two years’ development work and more than...

New Cloud-based platform will help drive innovation in infrastructure

To drive better, faster and greener delivery of infrastructure, Costain has worked together with key partner SAP, as well as the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy Living Lab (TIES Living Lab) consortium of industry leading enterprises, such as Transport for London (TfL), East West Rail Company, HS2 and...

Essential upgrades planned for Great Eastern main line

Network Rail is planning a number of vital upgrades on the line between Norwich and London. Works will be taking place at various points on the line between Ipswich and London at weekends from 17 October to 22 November, including: The...

Scotland’s Kintore station (re)opens

The town of Kintore in Aberdeenshire has re-joined Scotland’s Railway after an absence of 56 years with the opening of the town’s new station. The two-platform station is fully accessible with step-free access between platforms via a footbridge with lifts. Built by Network Rail...

Railway Industry Association calls for greater clarity

In its submission to the Spending Review, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) urges the government for greater clarity over its support for the sector in ‘building back better’. The submission from RIA calls for: The immediate publication of the Williams Review...

Resilience plans for railway at Teignmouth to be refined

Network Rail’s plans to improve resilience along a vital 1.8km stretch of railway in the South West will be refined following substantial feedback from the community, passengers and businesses. Over 1,600 people responded to a six-week public consultation on proposals for the line between...

Siemens Mobility’s Bogie Service Centre overhauls 500th bogie

Lincoln’s UK Bogie Service Centre has reached a significant milestone with the completion of its 500th bogie overhaul. The Siemens Mobility facility services bogies from all of the Siemens UK train fleet. The 500th bogie serviced came from a Velaro Eurostar e320 high speed...

Revival of Scottish depot provides opportunities for the future

Edinburgh-based railway company Assenta Rail has taken over the running of an established rail maintenance depot in Hamilton and is reviving its capacity to support the rail industry in Scotland. Assenta Rail is making a significant investment in the depot, which will provide new...

Work continues to improve King’s Cross

Essential work continues at London King’s Cross as part of the £1.2 billion East Coast Upgrade that will transform journeys on the East Coast Main Line, bringing more services and a more reliable railway for passengers. It will improve connectivity between London, the North and Scotland.