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Mind the gap

With more and more work being undertaken ‘adjacent line open’, Network Rail and its contractors have had to become more inventive in finding ways...

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.

White Hart Lane

A new station for a new stadiumWhite Hart Lane is the station for, and shares its name with,...

‘New’ station for Taunton

Taunton station in Somerset is to be redeveloped over the next year, according to plans just released.The station, which...

“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...

First passenger services use new longer platforms at Edinburgh Waverley

Platforms 5 and 6 at Edinburgh Waverley, recently extended to 275 metres in length to accommodate new 10-car trains due to be introduced on...

New station plans for Darlaston and Willenhall on revitalised Walsall to Wolverhampton route

Plans to reopen the Walsall to Wolverhampton railway line for passenger trains have taken a step forward as designs have been published...

Brighton main line reopens after a 9-day closure

The Brighton main line in Sussex has reopened following a nine-day closure while Network Rail and its contractors carried out major improvement work.

Liverpool Lime Street station remembers its past with unique display

Liverpool Lime Street station has had a thorough overhaul recently, with new platforms, signalling and track. But its heritage has not been forgotten as...

Design revealed for HS2 Old Oak Common station.

High Speed Two (HS2) has released its latest designs for the Old Oak Common complex in west London, which will be the interchange between...

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...

Christmas 2018: Westbury North junction renewal

Christmas and New Year at Westbury saw the station and its associated routes closed for 12 days to carry out some long-awaited major works...

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...

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...

Station platforms – making the case for composites

Guest author: Tom Bowman, commercial director at Dura Composites.The year-long independent rail review announced by Chris Grayling in...