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InnoTrans now 27 to 30 April 2021

InnoTrans, the world’s largest rail industry exhibition, will now take place in Berlin from 27 to 30 April 2021.

Embankment stabilisation continues in the Derbyshire Peak District

Engineers from Network Rail are upgrading the railway embankment to improve future journeys on the line between Manchester and Buxton by protecting...

Railway Children and other charities launch 2.6 Challenge

With the Coronavirus having caused events to be cancelled around the country, including the London Marathon, the biggest one-day fundraising event in...

New Mills footbridge refurbished

Refurbishment of a historic railway footbridge has been completed at New Mills Newtown station in the Derbyshire Peak District.

InnoTrans postponed!

InnoTrans, the largest global railway industry exhibition, held every two years in Berlin, Germany, has been postponed. Scheduled for...

Altran helps develop new railway signalling interlocking

Having just won a challenging new railway project in Belgium, a German manufacturer needed local support in the form of experienced and...

Freight line to Drax Power Station fully reopened

Network Rail has been working since February both to repair a major freight route and to keep supplies going into Drax power...

Another three Network Rail stations go blue for the NHS

Three key Network Rail stations have turned blue to show their support for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Signaller training school opened in just four weeks

Network Rail recently appealed for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to volunteer to...

New technology helmets improve safety and aid social distancing

Ground Control – one of the leading suppliers of vegetation control services to Network Rail, has deployed ‘game changing’ high-tech safety helmets...

£46 million upgrade of line to Southend Victoria completed

Network Rail has completed the installation of a new overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line in a £46 million...

Translink releases two large Trainbows onto the Northern Ireland network

Northern Ireland’s Translink has given two trains very special makeovers in support of the #ChaseTheRainbow movement sweeping the nation.

Skip lorry caused £200,000 damage to railway bridge on key freight route

A skip lorry caused £200,000 of damage to a bridge at Warwick Road in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, on 20 March 2020. The vehicle...

HS2 issues Notices to Proceed

HS2 Ltd, the company charged with constructing Britain’s new high-speed rail network, has today issued Notices to Proceed (NtP) to the four...

Siemens forms worldwide coronavirus aid fund

The managing board of Siemens AG has announced that it has set up a COVID-19 aid fund. Under the auspices of the...

Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have...