Apperley Bridge Station - on the line between Leeds and Bradford Forster Square - has been formally opened, five days after the introduction of a half-hourly train service. It is one of three new stations opening in West Yorkshire over...
The £20 million southern entrance to Leeds Station has been officially opened, serving new residential and commercial developments alongside the River Aire. It’s expected that one-in-five passengers - about 20,000 people daily - will use it. The construction process has...

Stations as a service

So what are railway stations for? The answer is obvious: they are the places where you go to catch or get off trains. For many this is true; cold, draughty platforms that are not nice to hang around on -...

How to make an entrance

With passenger numbers increasing, rail is enjoying a boom period, leading to new investment in Crossrail and HS2. In addition, there is also speculation that some of the regional lines ‘axed’ in the ‘Beeching Cuts’ of the 1950s may...

Modelling the future

Network Rail recently commissioned a large-scale project to create a 3D digital model of Liverpool Street Station in London. The model was to be based largely on 3D laser scan data collection in the field by surveying teams, which would...
Over recent years, there have been a number of articles written about the progress of the £895m Reading station project. It is not the intention of this article to reproduce the significant engineering challenges that this project has so...
It has been a busy year for the UK’s rail industry when it comes to stations. Whilst there have been civic openings and grand unveilings - perhaps most notably with the partial opening of the new London Bridge Station...
Carlisle Citadel station is an architectural gem. Originally opened in 1847 to serve both the Lancashire and Carlisle Railway and the Caledonian Railway, it replaced several smaller stations located around the city. Being located close to the border of...
MegaTech celebrates ten years of platforms with a difference Next time you are standing on a station, waiting for a train, look down. Not at your feet - past those. What’s down there? On an...
The clock is ticking as the biggest, and one of the most complex, railway engineering projects in Europe moves into its final stages. Eventually, even the name will change, from the project title of Crossrail into the operational route’s...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...