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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...

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...

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...

13 contractors share buildings and civils frameworks worth £200 million

Network Rail’s Southern region, which covers Kent, Sussex and the South of England, has awarded 15 contracts for the delivery of building and civils...

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...

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...

HS2 takes delivery of its first giant tunnelling machines

The first two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used in the construction of HS2 have arrived in the UK. Built by Herrenknecht, a...

New look planned for Stoke-on-Trent station

Stoke-on-Trent railway station is to have a new look as part of a £29 million grant from the government’s Transforming Cities Fund, helping to...

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...

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to endorse their...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art lifts and...

Network Rail to help restore disused Derbyshire canal

Network Rail is to invest £350,000 in helping to restore a section of the historic Draycott canal route in Derbyshire, both to reduce flooding...