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Barnard’s Lock Underbridge

A Spongy and Successful Lift Barnard’s Lock is a rail underbridge structure spanning the river Kennet, located 3.7km west...

Delivering the UK’s temporary flood defences

Owing to changing global weather patterns, potential flood events are becoming increasingly unpredictable. In response to this, The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) continuously studies...

Huntworth Bridge

Photo above: Huntworth bridge was in a poor state and could not be brought up to standard....

“Hugely impressive!”

Francis Paonessa reflects on his time at Network Rail When Dr Francis Paonessa joined Network Rail in the...

ORBIS – an unsung but unqualified success

Sunday 31 March 2019 signified not only the end of Network Rail’s Control Period 5, but with it the end of the ORBIS...

Moving Mud – Dealing with weather damage around the country

Rail Engineer regularly publishes articles that show the railway is really very high-tech these days. In-cab signalling systems, digital traffic management, remote condition monitoring,...

First passenger services use new longer platforms at Edinburgh Waverley

Platforms 5 and 6 at Edinburgh Waverley, recently extended to 275 metres in length to accommodate new 10-car trains due to be introduced on...

Mark Southwell joins AECOM as MD of civil engineering

Mark Southwell has been announced as the new managing director of civil engineering for the UK and Ireland at AECOM, the global infrastructure consultant.

Brighton main line reopens after a 9-day closure

The Brighton main line in Sussex has reopened following a nine-day closure while Network Rail and its contractors carried out major improvement work.

Barnehurst cutting reopened after landslip closes the Bexleyheath line for a week

The cutting at Barnehurst, on the Bexleyheath line between Lewisham and Dartford, Kent, reopened on Monday 18 February after being closed for a week.

West Coast main line reopens after lorry strikes bridge

Network Rail has reopened the West Coast main line through the Stafford area after more than 24 hours of disruption caused by a...

Ambergate junction reopens on schedule – train services resume between Derby and Matlock

Network Rail has reopened Ambergate junction in the Derwent Valley – where the branch to Matlock leaves the Midland main line – after...

Dawlish to get new sea wall

Government funding of £80 million has been announced to provide a new sea wall at Dawlish that will improve protection both for the railway...

Unusual bridge strike closes one track of West Coast main line

An unusual bridge strike closed one track on the West Coast main line and caused a speed restriction to be imposed across...

An orange Christmas: Network Rail’s works over the 2018 Christmas holiday

As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that...

Christmas 2018: Westbury North junction renewal

Christmas and New Year at Westbury saw the station and its associated routes closed for 12 days to carry out some long-awaited major works...