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Barnard’s Lock Underbridge

A Spongy and Successful Lift Barnard’s Lock is a rail underbridge structure spanning the river Kennet, located 3.7km west...

Felixstowe Branch Line capacity enhancement goes live

Funded by the Strategic Freight Network, with a contribution from Hutchinson Ports UK (HP-UK), a £60.4 million investment to create a new 1.4km loop...

Work starts on Horden station, County Durham

Construction of a new station at Horden, near Peterlee, County Durham, has commenced and should be complete by Spring 2020.

Whiteball Tunnel

Now fit for purpose in the 22nd century Railway passengers planning journeys earlier this year to and from the...

Northumberland line could reopen for passengers in 2022

Photo: SENRUG charter 2008 at Ashington. (David Naden)  Northumberland County Council’s plans to reopen the line from...

“Radical yet respectful” proposals for Birmingham Moor Street station revealed

Proposals for a “radical yet respectful” transformation to Birmingham Moor Street station have been released. The existing station building, which...

New look for West Midlands Trains across Birmingham

Passengers on the Cross City line in the West Midlands (Lichfield - Birmingham - Redditch/Bromsgrove) are starting to experience an improvement in their on-train...

Birmingham: Washwood Heath train factory demolished

The former Alstom factory at Washwood Heath, Birmingham, where Virgin’s Pendolinos were built, has been demolished to make way for an HS2 maintenance depot.

An orange Christmas: Network Rail’s works over the 2018 Christmas holiday

As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that...

Glasgow Queen Street station – half transformed

Rail Engineer has reported on numerous infrastructure upgrade projects to provide the extra and longer trains needed for increasing passenger numbers. This extra traffic also...

Timing of door closure – how critical is it?

Much has been written and said in recent times about efforts to improve the throughput of trains on metro and inner suburban railways. Using...

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...

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...

Systems integration: navigating increasing complexity

Guest author: Nassar Majothi, director of the rail specialist services group at WSP London. All too often, major infrastructure programmes...