In South Wales, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as a foot and cycle path has passed a crucial milestone with the completion of a detailed examination into its condition. Connecting two former coal mining valleys, it’s hoped...
Video footage of a drone exploring the now-completed Crossrail tunnels.

Video: Mobile Maintenance Train

Eight Mobile Maintenance Trains (MMT) will be entering service over the next 12 months, based at locations in the East Midlands, on the East Coast Main Line and across the south-east. The trains are intended to reduce the amount of...
One of York’s most anonymous buildings houses the railway’s engineering memory - an archive of around nine million records dating back to the 17th century, but still expanding to take in documents from the 13,000 or so live projects...
The increased efficiency and weld quality from Network Rail's mobile flash butt welding machines.
In West Yorkshire, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as part of an ambitious cycle network is approaching a critical point with the completion of on-site investigations by engineers acting for Bradford Council. Once complete, their study...
The redeveloped station at Birmingham New Street will be unveiled on 20th September, a notable landmark in a challenging construction programme that got underway five years ago. It’s a long way from the concrete monolith opened by British Rail in...

Video: Flying Scotsman returns

Painstakingly overhauled and repainted in BR livery, Flying Scotsman has returned to its former stamping ground on the East Coast Main Line with a run from London King’s Cross to York. This legend of the railway’s past is back in...

Video: Cheshire viaduct repairs

New drainage systems are being installed on two Grade II listed viaducts as part of a £17 million investment on the West Coast Main Line. Dating from the 1840s, the structures’ original drainage had failed, causing track quality issues...
A proposal to install a public access route across Bennerley Viaduct in the East Midlands is currently being considered by planning authorities. The structure - owned by Railway Paths Ltd - is one of...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...