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Christmas 2018: Quiet network, busy Network Rail

While many spent the Christmas and New Year break with family and friends, a 25,000-strong workforce laboured through £148 million worth of work for...

Educational OLE book goes live

A free-to-download book covering overhead line electrification has been released as an "easy to read" introduction to the subject. Author Garry Keenor, an experienced OLE...

Call for comments ahead of 5G trial on TransPennine route

Companies interested in taking part in an innovative project to trial 5G on the TransPennine route have been asked to come forward with their comments. The...

Morson acquires Anderselite

Morson Group has completed a takeover of Anderselite Holdings, the parent company of technical recruitment agency Anderselite Ltd. As a result, Anderselite will now become part of...

Fair deal for suppliers

In 2012, Network Rail introduced its Fair Payment Charter - a voluntary scheme which encouraged the industry’s biggest contractors to pay their suppliers faster....

Crossrail on the cusp

She may have a lifetime of royal engagements behind her, but in December Her Majesty The Queen will experience a first as she opens...

Network Rail told to add £1bn to CP6 renewals budget

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has submitted its initial recommendations for Network Rail's multi-billion investment plan for CP6. Among the points raised by...

Shrapnel marks and bullet holes uncovered in Montrose viaduct

Engineers working on the South Esk viaduct, Montrose, have discovered shrapnel marks and bullet holes consistent with a bombing attack by the Luftwaffe during World...

Specialist slab track training facility opens in Staffordshire

Students from the National College for High-Speed Rail (NCHSR) will have the opportunity to get to grips with slab track at a new specialist...

SSE Enterprise Rail awarded building and civils framework from Network Rail

SSE Enterprise Rail has secured a five-year building and civils framework from Network Rail. The rail contractor said that the work - to be delivered...

Homes, jobs and growth: 4 new rail schemes TfL is backing to unlock city’s potential

London mayor Sadiq Kahn has announced the latest four schemes to receive funding from Transport for London's (TfL) Growth Fund. Around £24 million will go...

SB Rail awarded £130m contract by Network Rail for on-track machines

SB Rail has been awarded a contract worth more than £130 million by Network Rail for the supply, operation and maintenance of a fleet of...

Aarsleff Ground Engineering appoints new MD

Aarsleff Ground Engineering, the UK subsidiary of Danish construction company Per Aarsleff, has appointed a new managing director. Kevin Hague, previously a company director, will now...

Bam Nuttall awarded £10m Highland mainline contract

Network Rail has awarded Bam Nuttall a £10 million contract for upgrade works on the Highland mainline. The contract involves extending platforms 1 and 2...

Track workers clear path of approaching train with 2 seconds to spare

A group of track workers narrowly avoided being hit by a passenger train when they cleared trolleys from its path with two seconds to...

Reopening date for Preston-Blackpool North route set after major upgrade

Network Rail has announced that the railway between Preston and Blackpool North is set to reopen on April 16 following 22 weeks of work. The...

Network Rail invites proposals to change standards

Network Rail is hoping to see greater innovation, cost efficiency and third-party funding in the rail network by asking contractors, suppliers and stakeholders to...

Meet the industry at Infrarail 2018

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will no doubt be promoting the opportunities CP6 will bring rail suppliers as he delivers the opening keynote of Infrarail...