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Changing Times

When China imposed a lockdown on the 11 million residents of Wuhan in January, few imagined that a London lockdown would follow...

Rail decarbonisation update

The feature in our March issue that considered the electrification required for a zero-carbon railway attracted a great deal of interest. This...

£10 million towards solving rail capacity problems in Manchester

The government has announced £10 million of design and development funding so that Network Rail can start the next stage of work...

Intelligent Infrastructure explained

Guest writer: Tim Flower – professional head of maintenance at Network Rail.

New MerseyRail ‘connected’ trains

Merseyrail is the commuter rail network serving Liverpool and is one of the most heavily used urban railway networks outside London. It...

First Class 701 train for South Western Railway is delivered

South Western Railway’s first new Class 701 train has arrived on the network ahead of a full programme of testing, which begins...

Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation design work

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System...

RAIB published 2019 Annual Report

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its 2019 Annual Report. It was a busy year. During the...

South East London lines to close for 9 days over the summer

Network Rail is giving passengers advance warning that the railway through Hither Green, in South East London, will be closed for nine...

HAKI and Enigma forge new distribution partnership

HAKI, the manufacturer and supplier of modular scaffolding & tailored access solutions for temporary works, has entered an exclusive agreement with Enigma...

HS2 seeks tenders for signalling and traffic management systems

HS2 has begun its procurement process to determine which specialist contractor will deliver the state-of-the-art signalling and control systems that will allow...

Government pledges £1.6 billion to support Transport for London

The government has pledged financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to help its finances during the coronavirus crisis. A total of...

Railway Industry Association details its coronavirus concerns to government

Parliament’s Transport Committee is conducting an inquiry into ‘Coronavirus: implications for transport’. It is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the...

TfL sets out plans for safe travel in London

When the Prime Minister stated that those people who can’t successfully work from home – workers in the construction and manufacturing industries...

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.