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Crossrail access problems solved using innovative safety posts

Crossrail, despite its well-publicised problems, is still a major feat of engineering. Driving over 42 kilometres of new tunnels under London, through a space...

Major upgrade to North Yorkshire rail route complete

A major £9.8 million upgrade to the rail route between Knaresborough and Poppleton has now been completed. The upgrade, which has been carried out by...

Railway Industry Association wins major Public Affairs award

The railway industry’s trade association RIA (Railway Industry Association) has won a prestigious Public Affairs Award for In-House Team of Year. RIA, the voice of...

HS2 takes delivery of its first giant tunnelling machines

The first two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used in the construction of HS2 have arrived in the UK. Built by Herrenknecht, a...

QTS reveals the Mega Chipper V2

Not satisfied with having the world’s first rubber-tracked and rail-mounted chipper in its railway plant fleet, national rail contractor QTS Group has unveiled its...

Northern firm delivers work for HS2

As many people call HS2 a ‘southern project’, benefitting Birmingham and London in its first phase, it is interesting to note that a firm...

Network Rail enhancement budget cut by £1bn

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has confirmed, in a written answer to a question from Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon, that Network...

Gresham Worldwide acquires Relec Electronics

Premium power electronics and display technology specialist Relec Electronics has been acquired by Gresham Worldwide, bolstering the group’s presence in the UK and Europe...

New look planned for Stoke-on-Trent station

Stoke-on-Trent railway station is to have a new look as part of a £29 million grant from the government’s Transforming Cities Fund, helping to...

Go-Ahead contracts TMHI to maintain its new trains in Bavaria

Go-Ahead Bavaria, which has been commissioned by the BEG and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport to operate regional train transport from December 2021 to...

Historic well uncovered during West Midlands Metro construction

An old and forgotten fountain, 8.5 metres deep, has been uncovered during excavation works in Flood Street car park, Dudley, during preparatory works prior...

Hydrogen-powered train now approved and tested in Austria

The world's first hydrogen fuel cell train, Alstom's Coradia iLint, has just completed three months of successful test operation on ÖBB’s (Austrian Federal Railways)...

Alstom to take over Bombardier on 29 January 2021

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom has come a step closer after both companies have confirmed that all necessary regulatory approvals required to...

Fatal accident at Network Rail’s Eastleigh facility

A Network Rail worker has died in an accident at the Eastleigh Long Welded Rail Depot near Southampton on the afternoon of Monday 30...

Funding approved to finish Crossrail

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL), the Department for Transport (DfT) and HM Treasury have confirmed an agreed Funding and financing for the...

Upgrades and improvements to Gospel Oak Barking line completed

Track upgrades and bridge strengthening work has been completed on London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line. Two miles of track has been replaced since...