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Major work planned for bridge at Rainford, St Helens

Network Rail is planning a major refurbishment of a bridge over the Rainford Bypass (A570) near St Helens. Work to refurbish the...

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive sign agreement to develop battery trains

Train manufacturer Hitachi Rail and battery specialist Hyperdrive Innovation have got together to sign an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to...

Barmouth viaduct to receive biggest restoration in its history

Network Rail is about to commence a £25 million upgrade of Barmouth viaduct to protect it for local people and visitors in...

HS2 opens procurement competition for signalling and slab track

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first rail systems procurement competitions have commenced -...

3Squared wins major contract from HS2 contractor

A Yorkshire-based SME (small to medium enterprise) has been awarded a major contract working on High Speed Two (HS2), generating new jobs

Rhomberg Sersa’s Swiss Army Knife

Catching up with Europe’s materials handling When someone who has had over forty years in the railway industry says...

Network Rail “making a good start” to CP6, says ORR annual assessment

Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail and has found that...

Blockade success at Guildford despite the lockdown

The track layout for the various junctions at Guildford, serving routes in several directions, were in need of scheduled renewal as a...

Parisian politics divide deal for British Steel

Guest Writer: Daniel Pyke - Rail expert and railway technical marketing professional Early March...

Crossrail’s Signalling Challenge

Crossrail has many complex systems but providing the entire route with a new signalling system is one of the biggest challenges. It...

HS2 launches race for Overhead Catenary System suppliers

HS2 has launched its procurement process looking for specialist contractors to deliver the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) for the electrification of the...

Network Rail receives DfT funding to improve Peckham Rye station

Network Rail has received £1 million from the Department for Transport to develop designs for Peckham Rye station, to make it more...

GB Railfreight contracts DB Cargo to maintain its Class 60 maintenance

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with fellow rail freight company DB Cargo UK for them to undertake the...

Midland main line electrification gathers pace

Work continues on the £1.5 billion upgrade of the Midland main line to improve journeys for all those using the route.

Westermo adds LTE routers to Ibex range of wireless networking solutions

Data communications specialist Westermo has introduced two LTE (Long-Term Evolution) routers to its Ibex range of wireless solutions for reliable and secure...

New ultra-miniature DC-DC converters save board space and increase reliability

Relec Electronics has released the fourth generation of Mornsun’s R4 Series DC-DC converters in ultra-miniature DFN (dual-flat-no-lead) packages. Measuring just 9.0 x...