As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that the renewal and enhancement of the railway network demands. Christmas is therefore a good...
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 requires station enhancements to provide space for passengers to move as well as providing a more...
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 in one fell swoop. The main work was the reballasting and renewal of 12 switch and...
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 line (MML). The main works here took place between 22:20 on Sunday 23 December 2018 and...
Guest author: Nassar Majothi, director of the rail specialist services group at WSP London. All too often, major infrastructure programmes are subject to significant complications, which can delay delivery and breach the budget. In the rail...
Guest author: Tom Bowman, commercial director at Dura Composites. The year-long independent rail review announced by Chris Grayling in October, described as a “root and branch” review into the rail industry and led by...
At the end of August, ScotRail announced that trains between Ayr and Glasgow would be short-formed and that, to ensure sufficient capacity on the route, some full-length trains would start from Prestwick with a connecting bus service from Ayr....
Barhale has been awarded a £1.5 million contract to build a new third entrance to Birmingham Snow Hill station. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) said that the scheme, which involves opening one of the arches under the Victorian viaduct that...
Photo: Tony Freschini Collection.

Euston station at 50

Transport transforms - socially, economically, topographically. It also evolves, reflecting our changing needs. Crossrail - though mostly underground - has made its mark on the capital’s landscape with ten unique stations, each conceived by different architects. And soon HS2...
In September 2016 (issue 143), Rail Engineer reported on the development and the proposed designs for the extensive remodelling and resignalling of Liverpool Lime Street station. At the time, the project had not obtained all the required funding and...

Birmingham New Street opens NHS clinic

Network Rail is providing a former retail space at Birmingham New Street station for the NHS to use as an outpatient clinic...