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 of Leeds station. ETFE, which has been used at Birmingham New Street, Carlisle Citadel, and Manchester...
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 non-fragile was the “cherry on the cake” for the refurbishment of a main line railway...
As the final pieces of hoarding come down at London Bridge station, engineers, architects, rail operators and PR professionals across the city are thrusting their fists Shard-high in a shared gesture of triumph. It has taken over five years...
Back in issue 155 of Rail Engineer (September 2017), David Bickell looked at the preparation for Derby remodelling in his article “79 days at Derby in 2018”, in which he explained the development of the plans and the integration...
If asked about their rail journey, most people will talk about their experience on the train, not unsurprisingly as that is likely to be where they will spend most of their time. Much attention is therefore drawn to the...
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 and expectation for first-class stations and infrastructure to accommodate growing numbers of passengers nationwide. One business...
The current control period (CP5 - 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019) has been a busy time for station development, with both new stations coming online and older ones being redeveloped. On the new stations front, Ilkeston in...
This may sound like one of those silly quiz questions, but it is actually quite a serious one. And the answer can vary tremendously depending on the location of the light bulb. In a station, where a ladder can safely...
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 of the project is the construction of a new London Bridge station whilst the existing...
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 billion passengers a year as its trains travel 83.6 million kilometres. There are 270 stations -...

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...