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Final phase of project to protect Highland railway underway

The last phase of a project of embankment and drainage work is about to get underway at Slochd between Perth and Inverness...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

Mace to lead Programme Support Office for Northern Powerhouse Rail

International consultancy and construction company Mace has been appointed by Transport for the North (TfN) to lead the Programme Support Office for...

1,200 sleepers to be replaced on Tay Bridge

More than 1,200 sleepers are being replaced on the Tay Bridge, the longest railway structure in Scotland. One in...

First large HS2 structure starts to come together

Components for one of the first large structures to be built as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project have arrived on...

LNER chooses the innovative startups it will work with to improve UK rail travel

As part of London North Eastern Railway’s innovation programme, LNER FutureLabs, the train operator will be working with five of the most...

Barmouth viaduct to receive biggest restoration in its history

Network Rail is about to commence a £25 million upgrade of Barmouth viaduct to protect it for local people and visitors in...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever...

Dawlish sea wall contributes £3 million to South Devon economy

Work to rebuild and improve the sea wall at Dawlish has resulted in £3 million being spent locally in south Devon between...

Repairs to Cumbrian Coast line near completion

Network Rail has announced that repairs will soon be complete on a section of the Cumbrian Coast line left badly damaged by...

Network Rail to supply references to suppliers seeking overseas contracts

UK suppliers looking to win overseas contracts or export opportunities will, from 1 May, be able to obtain a reference from Network...

West Midlands Interchange receives Development Consent

The Secretary of State for Transport has approved the Development Consent Order for the proposed new West Midlands Interchange (WMI) in Staffordshire.

Manchester Piccadilly Super Hub to be at heart of new northern transport network, report states

Three rail experts have published a report that sets out the need to accelerate plans for a northern transport revolution and proposes...

Plans submitted for new station at Soham

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permission to build a new station at Soham, on...

HS2 opens procurement competition for suppliers of slab track.

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first trail systems procurement competition has commenced.