Merseyrail will be introducing new trains to its network around the Liverpool City Region from next year, replacing the current fleet of electric multiple units which are now approaching 40 years old. Built and maintained by...
On 8 August the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Michael Matheson, announced the go-ahead for detailed design work to support the proposed reopening of the 9·5km railway serving Levenmouth, in Fife, at an estimated cost of £70 million.
AECOM, the global infrastructure services firm, is developing one of the UK’s first 3D-printed commercial products made from graphene-reinforced polymer. The company’s CNCTArch is designed to drive down the costs associated with installing digital signalling systems on transport networks, using a...
German national rail infrastructure manager DB Netze has announced that construction work to complete the tunnels under the town of Rastatt will recommence in 2020, with the tunnels now due to open in 2025. The Rastatt tunnels...
East Midlands Railway is the new name on the UK rail network, following its successful bid to run the East Midlands franchise. EMR, as it wants to be called, is owned by Abellio, the same company that...
Last year, the Aberdeen to Inverness Improvement Project (A2I) redoubled 8.5km of track between Aberdeen and Dyce as reported in issue 168 (October 2018). However, this redoubled track could not carry any passenger trains until this year’s completion of the...
A proposal to install a public access route across Bennerley Viaduct in the East Midlands is currently being considered by planning authorities. The structure - owned by Railway Paths Ltd - is one of...
Plantworx & Railworx a success despite the summer weather Every two years, the Construction Equipment Association organises a big plant show - Plantworx. And it is big - the likes of Caterpillar, JCB, Doosan,...
Your writer first became aware of WSPER (Wheel Slide Protection Evaluation Rig) in the 1990s. It is a method of carrying out type testing of wheel slide protection systems (WSP) using ‘hardware in the loop’ simulation techniques,...

Crossrail opening goes back to 2021

The estimated completion date of Crossrail, the new railway running under London from West to East, has now been put back to...