Stewart Thorpe

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Guardians of the railway

If you listen to speeches from industry figureheads, we are often reminded that passenger journeys on the railways have more than doubled in the...

Eye on safety

Eye protection worn by Network Rail staff must conform to the EN 166 standard. It is the basic requirement all safety glasses must meet...

Exhibitors on route to Railtex 2019

Major players in the rolling stock sector are confirming their places at the UK’s leading rail event, Railtex 2019. With the face of UK rail...

Budget 2018: Extra funding for major rail projects

The era of austerity is finally coming to an end. That was the headline statement from Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond who presented his 2018 Budget to...

Archaeologists begin work on HS2

A record number of archaeologists and heritage experts from the UK and overseas have begun work on HS2 Phase One as part of the project's...

£350m loan agreed for Crossrail cost overrun

The Department for Transport (DfT) has signed off a £350 million loan to help cover the rising cost of Crossrail. A statement from Rail Minister...

Testing, testing

A new exhibition at the National Railway Museum (NRM) promises to bring visitors face-to-face with advanced technologies from major projects such as Crossrail and HS2. Part of...

Improvement work begins at TPE depot

Modernisation of TransPennine Express' (TPE) train maintenance depot on Leeman Road, York, is now underway. TPE, in partnership with Siemens, is investing £11 million in the facility...