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New bridge for Catford over August Bank Holiday

Network Rail will be replacing a 130-year-old bridge at Catford, South East London, as part of its programme of engineering works...

Crossrail goes back again – to Spring 2022

The Crossrail Board has met to consider the latest update from the leadership team concerning progress to complete the Elizabeth line....

Rail Minister visits Plymouth to discuss Brunel Plaza regeneration

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has visited Plymouth to meet those responsible for the regeneration of Brunel Plaza, a scheme that involves...

New Acceleration Unit will deliver transport infrastructure more quickly

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced the creation of an Acceleration Unit that will create jobs, increase connectivity, and boost the...

Extraordinary times

Following the recent tragedy at Stonehaven, and the wider difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines...

HS2 unveils design for Amersham vent shaft headhouse

When it is built, HS2’s 10 mile-long Chiltern tunnel will have five structures to provide ventilation and emergency access.

Level crossing near miss in Kent

An appeal from Network Rail for people to take care around pedestrian crossings over the railway has been sparked by a...

Railway falls silent in memory

Railway stations around the country fell silent on Wednesday 19 August 2020 as passengers and staff remembered those who lost their...

RIA teams up with Reshoring UK to promote British rail industry

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has joined Reshoring UK, a collaboration of industrial engineering associations focused on connecting manufacturers with trusted,...

Mace to provide project management for Brent Cross West station

The Brent Cross West Station development in North London is to be project managed by Mace. Part...

Mechan develops new product to help Siemens Mobility

Mechan, the Sheffield-based manufacturer of lifting equipment, is now offering bogie lifters to the rail market after designing and producing a...

Greater Anglia reminds customers that smoking is forbidden

Following a number of incidents which have inconvenienced customers and caused costly delays, Greater Anglia is reminding rail passengers not to...

Canal shuts Edinburgh to Glasgow main line

The severe weather on the night of 11/12 August, that led to the tragic derailment outside Stonehaven, also caused far greater...

Hurst Green station repaired and upgraded

Hurst Green station, on the Oxted line in East Sussex, has had a major makeover. Both the...

Murphy to build Soham station

Soham’s new railway station will be built by J Murphy and Sons. The £18.6 million funding package...

RAIB first statement on Stonehaven accident

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its first statement into the fatal train accident at Stonehaven on Wednesday 12...

RUOK Today?

Organisers of the ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative are planning a major online event on Thursday 12th September 2020, to support travellers who may need...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises...