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Progress at Ribblehead as plans submitted for extra viaduct repairs

Specialists restoring one of the country’s most treasured railway structures have found it needs some extra TLC to secure its future for passengers and...

New tunnel ‘pushed’ under East Coast main line

In a first for UK engineering, an 11,000-tonne curved concrete box has been successfully pushed under the East Coast main line at Werrington near...

Buckinghamshire footbridge to be replaced

A picturesque footbridge over the Chiltern main line in Buckinghamshire is to undergo a major overhaul to make it safer and more reliable for...

Railway heritage at risk from Highways England’s “wrecking ball”

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England under plans described by one campaigner as “finishing...

Major overhaul for Lancaster’s listed footbridge

Lancaster stations’ Grade II footbridge is being refurbished as the city’s railway station evolves for the future. The historic footbridge, which spans platforms 3 –...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project. This will allow services from Stevenage to run...

Footbridge repaired and refurbished at Elmers End

Elmers End station footbridge, which links Platforms 2 and 3, has been refurbished at a cost of £600,000. Extensive steel work repairs have been carried...

Railway reopens after two Cheshire bridges are replaced

The Middlewich branch line in Cheshire has reopened following a £4.5 million project to reepl;ace two bridges. The railway was closed for five days so...

Moving a signal box overnight

A disused signal box in Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, has been moved to a new location just 100 metres from its original location, so it can...

New platform roofs for St Denys

Work has begun at St Denys station in Southampton to refurbish the platform canopies which, due to the age and condition of the timber...

Darlington bridges restored as historic archive images released

Two historic railway bridges on Yarm Road in Darlington have been restored by Network Rail as part of a £60,000 investment. The bridges, which were...

Innovative ‘Wavewalker’ to help build Dawlish sea wall

Work has started on the second section of the new, bigger sea wall at Dawlish, Devon, to protect the railway and town from rising...

Network Rail starts bridge replacement works at Postwick

Network Rail will begin work to replace a railway bridge in Postwick, Norfolk, on Monday 16 November.  The bridge carries the line from Norwich to...

First phase of work on Barmouth Viaduct completed

The first stage of a £25 million upgrade to the Barmouth Viaduct in Wales has been successfully completed. The first phase of work on the...

New joints for A1 bridge over ECML

A busy North East bridge that carries the A1 over the East Coast main line will undergo vital maintenance work in November to fix...

Portsmouth landmark viaduct to be refurbished during January

One of Portsmouth’s most prominent Victorian railway structures is to get some vital engineering attention in January 2021. Built in 1876, the Landport Viaduct supports...