Conwy Valley line to reopen

The Conwy Valley Line in North Wales, which runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno, is due to reopen on 28 September following...

Rail franchising replaced

The Department for Transport has today, after 24 years, ended rail franchising as the first step in bringing Britain's fragmented network back...

Video: Tidenham Tunnel

Work to reopen the 1,188-yard long Tidenham Tunnel as part of a Wye Valley Greenway has made considerable progress recently, with tarmac...

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Historic rail bridge improved near Darlington

Teams from Network Rail have carried out improvement work on Skerne Bridge in Darlington, the oldest railway bridge in the world in continuous use, before its 195th anniversary this weekend. They have removed plants and weeds which were growing out of the stonework on...

New Moseley railway station gets planning permission

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee has approved plans for Moseley station, which means that all three proposed stations on the Camp Hill line – Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell - now have planning permission, marking a major step forward for plans to reopen the line to passenger...

Network Rail Launches Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Network Rail has published its ambitious and forward-looking Environmental Sustainability Strategy which forms a key part of its ambition for rail travel to be the cleanest, greenest form of mass transport. Although rail is already one of the greenest ways to travel, Network Rail...

Totalkare moves to larger premises

On the back of several years of sustained growth, Totalkare has relocate to a new, purpose-built facility at Pensnett Trading Estate in Kingswinford, near Dudley. This move will enable Totalkare to optimise workflow on the shop floor and increase capacity for holding stock of...

Preston railway station reglazed in £600,000 project

A £600,000 restoration project on Preston station’s glazed frontage has seen the North side of the 140-year-old station transformed with new glazing and a specially designed window frame system. The wooden frames on the listed building were last upgraded in the 1960s, so were...

Conwy Valley line to reopen

The Conwy Valley Line in North Wales, which runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno, is due to reopen on 28 September following a £2.2 million project by Network Rail that will help protect the railway from extreme weather and flooding. Twice in the past...

Rail franchising replaced

The Department for Transport has today, after 24 years, ended rail franchising as the first step in bringing Britain's fragmented network back together. Intended to create a simpler and more effective structure, the new system will take shape over the coming months. The first...

Video: Tidenham Tunnel

Work to reopen the 1,188-yard long Tidenham Tunnel as part of a Wye Valley Greenway has made considerable progress recently, with tarmac laid by a contractor at the start of September followed by a subsequent volunteer workcamp which saw lighting installed and recesses bricked-up to encourage bat...

Alstom signs agreement to purchase Bombardier Transportation

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom moved closer as Alstom announced that it signed the sale and purchase agreement with Bombardier Inc and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).  Henri Poupart-Lafarge, chairman and CEO of Alstom, said: “The acquisition of Bombardier...

£216.2 million contract awarded for East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast network, bolstered by a £216.2 million contract award for the Rail Electrification Alliance. The Rail Electrification Alliance will undertake phase 2 of the...

Edinburgh-Glasgow line, shut by flooding, to reopen 21 September

The line between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk, which was partially washed away near Polmont when the Union Canal burst its banks on Wednesday 12 August, will reopen for passengers on Monday 21 September. The force of thousands of gallons of water flowing from...

New footbridge at Westgate-on-Sea

Westgate-on-Sea station in Kent has a new footbridge giving stepped access between the station’s two platforms over the tracks of the Chatham Main Line. As part of an £800,000 replacement project, a new steel footbridge has been designed, manufactured and erected, while improvements have...