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Abandoned Ayr hotel causes partial station closure

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...

Barhale wins £1.5M contract for new third entrance at Birmingham Snow Hill station

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...

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...

Liverpool Lime Street completion

In September 2016 (issue 143), Rail Engineer reported on the development and the proposed designs for the extensive remodelling and resignalling of Liverpool Lime...

Plans for transparent roof at Leeds station

A transparent roof made from the fluorine-based co-polymer material ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) will replace the existing dark and tired wooden roof in the southern concourse...

Shedding light on Wigan Wallgate station

An innovative modular roof light system that can be installed in a fraction of the time of traditional split-bar glazing systems and is also...

Looking back on London Bridge

As the final pieces of hoarding come down at London Bridge station, engineers, architects, rail operators and PR professionals across the city are thrusting...

Derby station remodelling

Back in issue 155 of Rail Engineer (September 2017), David Bickell looked at the preparation for Derby remodelling in his article “79 days at...

An interview with Network Rail’s director of stations

If asked about their rail journey, most people will talk about their experience on the train, not unsurprisingly as that is likely to be...

VolkerFitzpatrick: Upgrading stations

With Network Rail’s comprehensive Railway Upgrade Plan well underway and the modernisation of Britain’s railways firmly in the spotlight, there is a growing need...

Stations: what happened in CP5 and what’s happening in CP6?

The current control period (CP5 - 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019) has been a busy time for station development, with both new...

In case you missed it – How many railway technicians does it take to change a light bulb?

This may sound like one of those silly quiz questions, but it is actually quite a serious one. And the answer can vary tremendously...

London Bridge station – a contractor’s view

Regular readers of Rail Engineer will have enjoyed reading the many articles about Network Rail’s £7 billion Thameslink programme. Arguably, the most challenging element...

London Underground: Keeping the lights on

London Underground (LU) is one of the oldest and busiest metro systems in the world. The system opened in 1863 and today carries 1.37...

Transport of Delight

Good lighting design is essential to the functional operation and differentiation of spaces, within and around railway stations and transport interchanges. It can reveal...

More light for less at Liverpool Street station

London’s Liverpool Street station, the third busiest in the nation, was once known as the Dark Cathedral.The station was first built in 1875 on...