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Sunak’s Spending Review and its impact on rail

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his 2020 Spending Review, stating that his immediate priority was to protect people’s lives and livelihoods as...

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to...

Are we nearly there yet?

Gypsy Patch Lane underbridge, between Bristol and South Wales on the Great Western Main Line, is a crucial link between the Cribbs...

Railtex/Infrarail postponed until September 2021

The UK’s major railway industry exhibitions, Railtex 2021 and Infrarail 2021, have been postponed to 7-9 September 2021. The...

Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections...

The Rail Supply Group reports on actions to support rail supply industry during Covid-19 Crisis.

Earlier this year, the Rail Supply Group (RSG), as the leadership body for the UK rail supply sector, established a Coronavirus (Covid-19)...

Anderton Concrete experiences increasing demand for offsite manufacturing

The use of offsite manufacturing is a growing trend in railway infrastructure engineering, as it leads to improved quality and reduced time...

Government support needed to get rail research institute built

Rail industry and civic leaders are urging the government to accelerate construction of an advanced rail Institute that would provide a “game-changing...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art...

Network Rail to help restore disused Derbyshire canal

Network Rail is to invest £350,000 in helping to restore a section of the historic Draycott canal route in Derbyshire, both to...

Grade II listed footbridge reopens at Prudhoe station

The Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe station has been opened for passengers after a major project to strengthen, clean and repaint...

Virtual trade mission to Canada

With the lockdown continuing, and international travel difficult, the Railway Industry Association and the UK’s Department for International Trade are partnering to...

Northern leaders agree way forward on Northern Powerhouse Rail

At a meeting to discuss Transport for the North, regional elected mayors, council and business leaders have agreed an initial preferred way...

Railway reopens after two Cheshire bridges are replaced

The Middlewich branch line in Cheshire has reopened following a £4.5 million project to reepl;ace two bridges. The railway...

LB Foster and Osborne win two Beacon Awards

Two sites at Debden and Ickenham stations, where L.B. Foster (Tew Plus) is working with principal contractor Geoffrey Osborne to deliver step-free...

West Coast Partnership signs research deal with Leeds Uni

The University of Leeds has announced a research tie-in - worth more than £1 million - with The West...