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Systems thinking: why applying it from the start can transform your project

Major projects are inevitably very complex. Yet too often, we fail to fully comprehend and grapple with this complexity, and as a result create...

Christmas and COVID – yet the work goes on…

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a two-edge sword for the railway industry. The disease itself has been dreadful, with a number of railway workers...

Progress at Ribblehead as plans submitted for extra viaduct repairs

Specialists restoring one of the country’s most treasured railway structures have found it needs some extra TLC to secure its future for passengers and...

Approved WMCA Budget will fund schemes that can support economic recovery and help protect environment

A budget of more than £900m, including funding for infrastructure, regeneration and job training schemes that can support the region’s post-Covid-19 economic recovery and...

Traeth Mawr Viaduct gets £1.85m investment to improve resilience on Cambrian Line

Network Rail is helping to improve the resilience of the Cambrian Line with a £1.85m project to restore Traeth Mawr Viaduct with work due...

Hastings line to be closed from Robertsbridge through to Tonbridge from Monday as Network Rail engineers tackle earthwork repairs

Network Rail engineers are accelerating work to rebuild a cutting at the entrance to a tunnel on the London to Hastings line to reduce...

Time-lapse footage shows race to fix West Coast main line landslip

Railway engineers have secured the West Coast main line between Milton Keynes and Birmingham from being damaged by thousands of tonnes of moving earth. Network...

Reaction to HS2 Phase 2a gaining Royal Assent

HS2 Phase 2a (Birmingham - Crewe) has today reached Royal Assent Reacting to this announcement, Maria Machancoses, director of Midlands Connect, said: “Today’s historic milestone will...

One of the country’s most hit railway bridges is repaired and strengthened allowing Cambridgeshire road to reopen

Stonea road in Cambridgeshire reopened this week after one of the country’s most hit railway bridges was repaired and strengthened, following a crash that...

Network Rail carrying out urgent work to stabilise the track near Harlington station

Network Rail is carrying out essential work to stabilise the track north of Harlington station after recent bad weather damaged the railway embankment. Since the...

King’s Uncrossed- Crucial stage of £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade fast approaching

Crucial stage of work to simplify track layout and reopen a disused railway tunnel near London King’s Cross station begins soonWork is part of...

First train in GTR’s £55 million fleet modernisation programme is back in service

First of 270 Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’ trains updatedNew live-information screens and charging-/ power points installedOn-board performance monitoring and fault diagnosis...

Plans to give Aldridge its own railway station move forward with £400k land deal

Plans to give Aldridge its own railway station have moved forward after the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed a £400,000 investment to buy...

Major railway upgrade in Southampton set to be completed in week-long line closure.

Between Saturday 13 and Friday 19 February the line from Southampton Central to Brockenhurst and Romsey will close as engineers finish a £17 million...

NRL awarded Network Rail Ground Support contract

NRL’s specialist Rail team have been awarded a contract to provide Ground Support Teams to support Network Rail’s S&C Grinding Trains. The contract continues the...

South London’s railway set for major upgrades as 40-year-old track and signalling about to be replaced

Network Rail is about to begin a major four-year package of work to modernise 1980s track and signalling on the lines into London Victoria...