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Balfour Beatty Rail – Committed to Scotland

In mid-August, Balfour Beatty Rail invited Network Rail, key rail consultants and members of both the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments to take part in their...

Former railway tunnels opened as cycle trails in Peak District

Light has been shed on four former railway tunnels in the Peak District National Park which have now be opened up to the general...

Network Rail forms Network Rail Telecoms

As this month sees the Signalling & Telecommunications issue of the rail engineer, it is opportune that Network Rail chose this month to announce...

North Cotswold rail line redoubling complete

The £70m improvement work on the North Cotswold rail line was completed on 22 August. Parts of the line between Worcester and Oxford have been...

King’s Cross square revealed

In a major article, this month’s issue of the rail engineer refers to plans to open up the space in front of Kings Cross...

London’s railways

There’s a lot going on in London’s railways at the moment. Network Rail is rebuilding several major stations, Thameslink is well underway, Crossrail is...

Bird’s eye view from Network Rail’s helicopter

Network Rail is a multi-million pound operation which spends a lot of money on equipment to maintain the railway infrastructure. It operates everything from...

Technical seminar held at Institute of Rail Welding

Taking the temperature As ever, the Institute of Rail Welding (IoRW) offered some fascinating insights when its latest technical seminar was held at the old...

Alstom completes Coradia Class 175 overhaul for ATW

Due care and attention Alstom has recently completed the ten-year heavy overhaul of the Coradia Class 175 fleet of DMUs for Arriva Trains Wales, costing...

Stripping away the gold plate

Who says there’s no focus on efficiency? Those commentating from outside the industry should first witness the conviction of many within it, like Network...

Taking stock

Huge cost savings could be made when Britain buys its next generations of trains if the industry works together to design and procure them,...

Manchester united

Manchester has long been a city divided. Mancunians pride themselves on the colour of their blood - red or blue depending on football team....