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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...

Christmas 2018 at Battersea Pier junction

This Christmas, Battersea Pier junction became the latest focus of intense activity as it was renewed over an 11-day blockade. Battersea Pier junction is...

Network Rail announces new track systems contracts that will last for ten years

Network Rail has announced two (shortly to be three) track systems contracts that could cover the next 10 years and be worth...

Electrification renewals at Forest Gate over Christmas 2018

The London and North Eastern Railway started to electrify the Shenfield to Liverpool Street line during the 1930s; civil engineering work had started before...

Christmas 2018: Weaver to Wavertree resignalling

Weaver to Wavertree resignalling is one of the latest resignalling schemes to be completed and involved new signalling between Edge Hill station, just outside Liverpool,...

Christmas work at Wellingborough North Junction

One of Network Rail’s bigger Christmas jobs in 2018 was that at Wellingborough North Junction, 57m 0ch to 69m 40ch on the Midland main...

Innovative structural drainage for retaining walls and bridge abutments

Guest author: Alan Bamforth, managing director of ABG Ltd. Railway infrastructure has retaining walls and bridge abutments. Inherent in the...

Shine a light

At the time of year when days are shortest, nights longest, and when Network Rail carries out its most extensive work over the Christmas...

Riding Network Rail’s New Measurement Train

Network Rail, as the infrastructure owner of Britain’s railways, constantly monitors the condition of its assets, particularly its 20,000 miles of track. One of...

British Steel wins major Italian order for premium-grade rail

British Steel, the Scunthorpe-based manufacturer of steel rails and other long-length steel products, has won two contracts to supply 86,000 tonnes of rail to...

Footbridge of the Future design winner declared

Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced the winner of a design competition for the possible railway footbridge of...

Rebuilding nature’s networks with the railway

Rail’s role in securing a more sustainable future has never been clearer or more important. The sector is already embedding sustainability values into everyday...

Crossrails considered

The confident prediction that Crossrail (the Elizabeth line) would open its central core in December this year has been shattered by the recent announcement...

Re-doubling Aberdeen to Inverurie – halfway there

The 18-mile long Aberdeenshire canal, from Aberdeen docks to Inverurie, opened in 1805. It was not a commercial success, so its...

Upgrading the continental connection

Another ERTMS announcement has recently emerged, this time concerning the London to Paris and Brussels high-speed routes through the Channel Tunnel. At a meeting...
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Video: Reopening Queensbury Tunnel

In West Yorkshire, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as part of an ambitious cycle network is approaching a critical point with...