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£216.2 million contract awarded for East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast network,...

New footbridge at Westgate-on-Sea

Westgate-on-Sea station in Kent has a new footbridge giving stepped access between the station’s two platforms over the tracks of the Chatham...

GTR’s Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express fleets to be updated

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is to undertake a five-year, £55 million programme to modernise the Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’...

HS2 tunnel segment factory building complete

Structural work on the temporary pre-cast factory that will produce tunnel wall segments for HS2’s 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnels, has been completed at...

Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly.

Narborough station footbridge to be removed, repaired, repainted and replaced

An £800,000 project to strengthen, refurbish and brighten up the footbridge at Narborough station in Leicestershire will take three months to complete.

Weekend work to improves Clacton on Sea line in Essex

The railway line to Clacton on Sea in Essex is to be upgraded over weekends until the end of October 2020.

Welsh railway bridge at Crumlin to be replaced

Network Rail is upgrading the River Ebbw railway bridge in Crumlin, South Wales, in a £5 million project that involves replacing the...

ÖBB and Voestalpine create a joint venture to produce TransANT wagons

ÖBB-Technische Services, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Railways’ Rail Cargo Group and Voestalpine Stahl have signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement...

Slab track for HS2

Early railway track carried trains running at 50km/h (30mph) with three-tonne axle loads. Over almost 200 years, ballasted track has been developed...

Slab Track – Paving the P-Way

Slab tracks, or, more properly, ballastless track systems, are becoming more widely used as alternatives to conventional ballasted track.

The station now arriving Old Oak Common interchange

Three and a half miles to the west of Paddington Station, in north-west London, is the location of the former Old Oak...

Longer Platform 3 for Wigan

Platform 3 at Wigan station is being extended so it will take four-carriage trains, so train operator Northern can provide extra capacity...

A Docklands Update

For many of the older generation, including your writer, it only seems like yesterday that the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) first opened,...

Electronic scarecrow installed at Longsight depot

Network Rail has installed a solar-powered scarecrow that mimics the calls of a hawk to ward off birds causing delays to passengers...

HS2’s Interchange station obtains planning approval

Plans for HS2’s Interchange station have been approved by Solihull Council, with the planner’s report saying the design creates “an exciting contextual...