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High Speed One (HS1), originally known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, is reaching an interesting point in its history. Section 1 of HS1 opened in September 2003, running for 74 kilometres (46 miles) from Fawkham junction, near Gravesend...
When British Rail was privatised in 1994, ownership of the operating railway infrastructure passed to Railtrack and subsequently (in 2002) to Network Rail.
The A4440 Worcester Southern Link Road (SLR) is an essential part of Worcestershire’s strategic road network and provides an important link between junction 7 of the M5, South and West Worcester, Great Malvern, the wider Malvern Hills district, Ledbury,...
Railway control periods are a lot like the World Cup. They come around every few years, cost billions to deliver and the performances aren’t always up to the high standards we demand. The publication by the Office of Rail and...
In South Wales, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as a foot and cycle path has passed a crucial milestone with the completion of a detailed examination into its condition. Connecting two former coal mining valleys, it’s hoped...
Mark Bullock, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Rail, Power Transmission & Distribution and Gas & Water businesses, will deliver a keynote speech at Infrarail 2018 on Wednesday 2 May. Having worked at board level in regulated infrastructure businesses since 1999,...
Infrarail, which takes place at ExCeL London between 1 and 3 May 2018, is the UK’s premier trade exhibition for the railway industry. Alternating with sister show Railtex, Infrarail gives the infrastructure suppliers, particularly the smaller, specialist manufacturers, a...
Great Britain’s level crossing safety record is one of the best in the world and overall the risks are well managed. However, level crossings are one of the biggest sources of railway catastrophic risk and every incident has the...
The next Network Rail control period (CP6) commences on 1 April 2019 and will run for five years until the end of March 2024.
Some Victorians were wary of the railways. First there was the speed. Anything over 30mph and you wouldn’t be able to breathe. Then there was the noise. It could be enough to disturb your vision, damage your eyes and...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...