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Lighter and brighter: Carlisle Citadel station is transformed

Carlisle Citadel station is an architectural gem. Originally opened in 1847 to serve both the Lancashire and Carlisle Railway and the Caledonian Railway, it...

Pouring 2,670 tonnes of concrete into Waterloo station

The Wessex Capacity Alliance (WCA) is responsible for an £800 million investment to provide extra capacity on services to and from London Waterloo. Most...

The story behind Waterloo’s major closure

The fabled lost island city of Atlantis has featured in literature, films and art, but where and what was it really? Who were its...

London Bridge Blockade

Long blockades of major stations at public and bank holiday times have become part of rail engineering custom and always attract media attention, most...

79 days at Derby in 2018

The £198 million project to remodel and re-signal the Derby station area is proceeding towards the construction phase. This will deliver a radical reconfiguration...

Whitechapel – An Overground station going Underground

The clock is ticking as the biggest, and one of the most complex, railway engineering projects in Europe moves into its final stages. Eventually,...

Waterloo and South West Route Upgrade

Widely regarded as one of the best of the London termini for passenger circulation and amenities, perhaps up until the reconstruction of Euston, Waterloo...

Illuminating Chesterfield station

Today, much emphasis is placed on the ‘passenger experience’. This is much more than just the time spent on the train, it includes wayfinding...

Contractor appointed for White Hart Lane station redevelopment

Taylor Woodrow has been awarded a £17.8 million contract for the design and rebuild of White Hart Lane Overground station.Due to be completed in...

Derby railway station to receive major £200m investment to remove ‘bottlenecks’

Network Rail has announced the timetabling for a major £200 million investment programme at Derby railway station to remove the existing bottlenecks.The station -...

All change at South Kensington station

In March, Transport for London announced that it was seeking a property partner to form a joint venture to develop restoration and development proposals...

Napoli Afragola – Italy’s remarkable new station

The first phase of Napoli Afragola, one of 13 new stations for Italy’s high-speed rail network, was inaugurated on 6 June by Italian Prime...

The Gate Line Throughput Challenge

Rail Engineer often reports on capacity constraints, not just on the number and length of trains but on station capacity and the number of...

Ilkeston – How to build a station in 10 months

The Derbyshire town of Ilkeston, population 38,640, has been tagged with the title of “England’s largest town on a passenger railway line without a...

Mind the gap!

Britain’s rail and tube passengers get on and off trains around six billion times each year, generally without incident. However, just occasionally, crossing the...

Edinburgh’s new Gateway

In 2003, the Scottish Government announced plans for the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link (EARL) that would be comparable to that at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport....