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£16 million invested in Scotland’s Railway over New Year

A programme of enhancements worth £16 million was successfully delivered over the Christmas and New Year break in Scotland, after engineers worked around-the-clock at...

Rail innovation could level up northern economy

A report by economics and policy analysts Perspective Economics claims that greater investment in rail research could be used to help level up the...

Successful Christmas engineering works in south London and Sussex

Engineering work on the railway over Christmas and the New Year has delivered vital rail upgrades across Sussex and south London. On the Brighton main...

Railway heritage at risk from Highways England’s “wrecking ball”

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England under plans described by one campaigner as “finishing...

Major overhaul for Lancaster’s listed footbridge

Lancaster stations’ Grade II footbridge is being refurbished as the city’s railway station evolves for the future. The historic footbridge, which spans platforms 3 –...

Dorking-Horsham railway reopened after landslip

The line between Horsham and Dorking has been reopened after Network Rail engineers and contractors repaired a 30-metre landslip, not far from Ockley station. In...

King’s Cross has successful Christmas

A successful six-day closure of King’s Cross station over Christmas allowed for the reconstruction of the Camden Sewer, which runs beneath the tracks. Network...

Industry-first authorisation for Midland main line upgrade

Network Rail has been implementing various schemes to upgrade the Midland main line (MML).  These include extending overhead electrification from Bedford to Corby, improving...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project. This will allow services from Stevenage to run...

Embankment repairs near Whitby will keep trains running

Network Rail and contractor AmcoGiffen are repairing a railway embankment near the seaside town of Whitby to protect the railway from landslips. The embankment, which...

Proposals for the Green Main Line to Devon and Cornwall

Pressure on the government to consider reopening the ‘Northern Route’ to Plymouth via Okehampton and Tavistock is mounting. Tavistock Okehampton Reopening Scheme (TORS) is promoting...

Crossrail access problems solved using innovative safety posts

Crossrail, despite its well-publicised problems, is still a major feat of engineering. Driving over 42 kilometres of new tunnels under London, through a space...

Major upgrade to North Yorkshire rail route complete

A major £9.8 million upgrade to the rail route between Knaresborough and Poppleton has now been completed. The upgrade, which has been carried out by...

Upgrades and improvements to Gospel Oak Barking line completed

Track upgrades and bridge strengthening work has been completed on London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line. Two miles of track has been replaced since...

Footbridge repaired and refurbished at Elmers End

Elmers End station footbridge, which links Platforms 2 and 3, has been refurbished at a cost of £600,000. Extensive steel work repairs have been carried...

BAM and Polypipe sign solus supply deal

Railway infrastructure contractor BAM Nuttall has signed a solus agreement with Polypipe for the supply of drainage products to its infrastructure and building projects...