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£16 million invested in Scotland’s Railway over New Year

A programme of enhancements worth £16 million was successfully delivered over the Christmas and New Year break in Scotland, after engineers worked around-the-clock at...

New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post...

Jacobs wins place on TfL’s transport planning & impact monitoring services framework

Jacobs, the international firm of consulting engineers, has secured 13 positions on Transport for London’s (TfL) renewed Transport Planning & Impact Monitoring (including Health...

Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub launched

A Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub has been launched by Network Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram. It contains a...

Rail innovation could level up northern economy

A report by economics and policy analysts Perspective Economics claims that greater investment in rail research could be used to help level up the...

RIA announces technical programme for 2021

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has announced the dates of its various technical conferences for 2021, including the Unlocking Innovation programme. The overarching theme for...

Three designers selected for Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM)

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has chosen three potential suppliers to develop innovative concept designs that push forward the pioneering Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro...

Line between Guildford and Wokingham reopens

Services between Guildford, Aldershot and Wokingham have restarted following repair of a 40-metre landslip near the small village of Wanborough over the Christmas period. Heavy...

Urgent repairs at Salfords will partially close railway

Two of the four railway lines in the Salfords area (near Gatwick) will be closed for three days, from Saturday 9 January until Monday...

ZF Services UK wins RISAS approval

Nottingham-based ZF Services UK has successfully gained RISAS recertification for a further three years for both rail final drives and bogie overhaul at its...

Transport for the North seeks joined-up approach to transport

Transport for the North (TfN), in its submission to the Union Connectivity Review chaired by Sir Peter Hendy, has stated that a holistic, sustainable...

Successful Christmas engineering works in south London and Sussex

Engineering work on the railway over Christmas and the New Year has delivered vital rail upgrades across Sussex and south London. On the Brighton main...

A virtual look at Crossrail’s Farringdon station

To show passengers what its new Farringdon station will look like, the digital team at Crossrail has pulled together a virtual tour of the...

Railway heritage at risk from Highways England’s “wrecking ball”

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England under plans described by one campaigner as “finishing...

Major overhaul for Lancaster’s listed footbridge

Lancaster stations’ Grade II footbridge is being refurbished as the city’s railway station evolves for the future. The historic footbridge, which spans platforms 3 –...

Dorking-Horsham railway reopened after landslip

The line between Horsham and Dorking has been reopened after Network Rail engineers and contractors repaired a 30-metre landslip, not far from Ockley station. In...