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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...

Steventon Bridge demolition: Local voice rejects proposed 10 months of disturbance

You might have heard recently that Network Rail has been denied planning permission to demolish and construct a new overbridge at Steventon in Oxfordshire....

Looking forward to InnoTrans 2018

Seen from above during the InnoTrans exhibition, which this year runs from 18 to 21 September, Berlin’s exhibition complex is impressive. 200,000 square metres...

High Speed One renewals programme

High Speed One (HS1), originally known as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, is reaching an interesting point in its history. Section 1 of HS1...

Residuary inspections of redundant railway structures to continue

When British Rail was privatised in 1994, ownership of the operating railway infrastructure passed to Railtrack and subsequently (in 2002) to Network Rail.

Extending Worcester’s Battenhall Bridge

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...

CP6: A game of two halves

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...

Review: Infrarail 2018

First staged in 1994, Infrarail is firmly established as Britain’s leading showcase for every aspect of railway infrastructure, technology and expertise, with a strong...