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Government to invest £589 million in kickstarting rail upgrades across the North

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a £589 million kickstart for work on the Transpennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.

HS2 vent shaft headhouse at Chalfont St Peter designed to fit into landscape

HS2 has published its final design for the Chalfont St Peter vent shaft headhouse – the first of four similar structures that...

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail orders 41 hybrid-ready MTU power packs from Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is to commence manufacture of its first order for MTU power packs that are prepared for future use as...

Alstom and Eversholt Rail to invest a further £1 million in hydrogen-powered trains

Hydrogen power on Britain’s railways has become one step closer as Eversholt Rail and Alstom have announced a further £1 million investment...

Dyer & Butler completes platform extensions at three station in the South East

Dyer & Butler has completed major platform extension works at three stations on behalf of Network Rail as part of the £150...

TSO completes Plumstead maintenance depot

TSO, working as part of the ATC consortium (Alstom, TSO and Costain) has completed the railway maintenance depot in Plumstead. This depot,...

Transport Secretary updates Parliament on his review of TfL’s finances and structure

The Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, has updated parliament on its plans for a review of Transport...

Tyne & Wear Metro’s new depot at Howdon almost ready to open

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot at Howdon is close to completion. Set to officially open...

Jason Baldock to head up Alstom signalling systems & infrastructure in UK and Ireland

Following news that Jonathan Willcock will be leaving Alstom to join Skanska, Alstom UK & Ireland has...

Network Rail to deliver 520 projects over August bank holiday

Network Rail will be carrying out renewals 520 projects worth £105 million over August Bank Holiday. Andrew Haines, Network...

£3 billion masterplan for Arden Cross, alongside HS2 Birmingham Interchange station

A development consortium has announced a £3 billion plan to create a sustainable new business, leisure and residential destination and world leading...

CCTV to be installed on Anglia’s most bashed bridges

In a bid to reduce the impact of bridge strikes, which cause delay to train services while the bridge is inspected and,...

Extra funding for Kirkby Headbolt Lane station scheme

The scheme to open a new station on the Merseyrail network at Headbolt Lane in Kirkby has attracted £3.3 million of funding...

Stobart Rail & Civils rescued by Bavaria Industries Group

Stobart Group has announced that Bavaria Industries Group (Bavaria) has assumed ownership of Stobart Rail & Civils. The Group...

Jonathan Willcock to move from Alstom to Skanska in October

Skanska has announced that Jonathan Willcock is to lead its UK infrastructure business from October 2020. Jonathan will be...

National Railway Museum announces reopening dates

The National Railway Museum is reopening after 119 days of lockdown. Locomotion in Shildon, County Durham, will reopen on...