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Rail decarbonisation update

The feature in our March issue that considered the electrification required for a zero-carbon railway attracted a great deal of interest. This...

Network Rail receives DfT funding to improve Peckham Rye station

Network Rail has received £1 million from the Department for Transport to develop designs for Peckham Rye station, to make it more...

£10 million towards solving rail capacity problems in Manchester

The government has announced £10 million of design and development funding so that Network Rail can start the next stage of work...

Greens call for commitment to increased electrification and regional connectivity

In its response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) rail assessment commission for the North and Midlands, the Yorkshire and Humber Green...

Vivarail secures finance to support growth for the future

Vivarail, the Stratford-Upon-Avon-based designer and manufacturer of modular trains, has secured a £1.5 million loan from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF)...

New passenger services agreed between Walsall and Wolverhampton

The West Midlands Rail Executive has confirmed that there will be two trains an hour calling at Willenhall and Darlaston stations when...

Work on HS2 tunnel launch site proceeds

As work on HS2 gathers pace, excavation of the launch site for the two 2,000 tonne tunnel-boring machines – currently being manufactured...

First Class 701 train for South Western Railway is delivered

South Western Railway’s first new Class 701 train has arrived on the network ahead of a full programme of testing, which begins...

Report promotes high-speed rail links to Scotland

As construction of the high-speed railway HS2 from London to Birmingham gets underway, the High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has called for...

Upgraded Kidderminster station open for passengers

Kidderminster station reopened on Sunday 7 June with a new glass-fronted building that is twice the size of the old one.

South East London lines to close for 9 days over the summer

Network Rail is giving passengers advance warning that the railway through Hither Green, in South East London, will be closed for nine...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever...

HS2 seeks tenders for signalling and traffic management systems

HS2 has begun its procurement process to determine which specialist contractor will deliver the state-of-the-art signalling and control systems that will allow...

Government pledges £1.6 billion to support Transport for London

The government has pledged financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to help its finances during the coronavirus crisis. A total of...

Railway Industry Association details its coronavirus concerns to government

Parliament’s Transport Committee is conducting an inquiry into ‘Coronavirus: implications for transport’. It is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the...

TfL sets out plans for safe travel in London

When the Prime Minister stated that those people who can’t successfully work from home – workers in the construction and manufacturing industries...