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Network Rail repairs lifeboat ramp in Cumbria

Network Rail engineers protecting the Cumbrian Coast line from extreme weather and erosion have rebuilt a section of public slipway used to...

Listed George Stephenson viaduct to be restored

A 180-year-old viaduct in Todmorden, Lancashire, that was designed by railway pioneer George Stephenson, is undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration to improve passenger...

Two bridges in Grantham to be repaired

Network Rail is set to undertake repairs to two bridges in Grantham that carry the East Coast main line over roads in...

Longer platforms for four West Midlands stations

Four stations in the West Midlands will be receiving extended platforms in preparation for the introduction of new, longer Class 196 trains...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could...

Government funding for West Midlands Very Light Rail schemes

TramForward, the campaign arm of the Light Rail Transit Association, has welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has obtained...

New escalators for Marylebone Tube station

Transport for London is about to commence work to improve access to Marylebone Tube station by installing one new escalator and replacing...

West Wickham station footbridge upgraded

Network Rail has been taking advantage of the relative quiet on the railway to catch up with the rebuilding of several station...

Stevenage station’s new fifth platform opened a year early

A new £40 million platform and track at Stevenage station has been completed more than a year ahead of schedule

Siemens Mobility orders new deep-tube train door systems from Knorr-Bremse IFE

Knorr-Bremse, the international manufacturer of braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has won a major order to supply entrance...

Alstom purchase of Bombardier Transportation approved by European Commission

The European Commission has cleared Alstom’s proposed takeover of Bombardier Transportation, subject to four conditions that Alstom had itself suggested:

HS2 Chiltern tunnel headwall ready for tunnel boring machines

HS2 is preparing for the arrival of its first giant tunnelling machines by completing the 17-metre-high headwall and ground reinforcement at what...

Special train investigates possibility of reopening disused branch line

South Western Railway has run a special ‘fact-finding’ train on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire, to investigate the potential of re-opening...

Scotland unveils plans to transform Scottish rail network

The Scottish government has launched plans to decarbonise Scotland’s rail passenger services by 2035. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson unveiled...

Scotland establishes hydrogen accelerator at University of St Andrews

A new hydrogen accelerator will be located at the University of St Andrews in a £300,000 investment by the Scottish government.

Unipart Rail to distribute AB Hoses’ variable-rate sanding system

AB Hoses and Fittings has announced that it has appointed Unipart Rail as the exclusive world-wide distributor for its Advanced Automatic Sander...