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Engineers start installing overhead power cables on the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line this autumn as work to electrify the route in 2016 gathers pace. Part of...

Pan Up for Electrification

TransPennine and Midland Main Line railway electrification is back on line after the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, green flagged both projects. Network...

Success for biggest ever track renewal

Infrastructure works around Bath described by Network Rail as the ‘single biggest track renewals project ever undertaken’ have been completed. The six-week project to lower...

Hallandsås Tunnel – 23 years in the making

When an industrial sealant was found to be leaking into the watercourse surrounding the Hallandsås Tunnel site on Sweden’s west coast 20 years ago,...

May Day Makeover

Rail staff who worked over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend have been thanked by Mark Carne, Network Rail chief executive. More than £50 million...

Spring boost for rail industry

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has praised railway staff who worked over Easter. ‘Our 14,000-strong army was determined to make sure everything went to...

Midland Main Line electrification – A fairytale ending

The Midland Main Line (MML) is described as being something of a ‘Cinderella’ railway. That’s a nice way of saying that it hasn’t seen much in the...

Spring breakthrough for Crossrail

Deep under the City of London as TBM Elizabeth broke into the eastern end of Liverpool Street Crossrail station, a tunneller waved to workers...

Engineering for safety

Network Rail bosses are asking engineers participating in the National Electrification Programme (NEP) to help reduce accidents and make the railway safer. Roger Dickinson (pictured)...

Hong Kong’s West Island Line Now in Service

Alstom has successfully delivered the new signalling system for Hong Kong’s MTR West Island Line which started passenger service on 28 December, 2014. Hong Kong’s...

Borders Railway winter progress

Tracklaying on the Borders Railway should be completed by February allowing driver training to start this summer. David Shirres reports. When the Waverley route between Edinburgh and Carlisle closed in 1969, the Borders region became the largest in the UK without a rail link. This is about to change with the re-opening of the northern section of this line in September 2015 which will be the UK’s longest new domestic railway for over a hundred years.

Brunel medal for Orange Army

The team of engineers who worked round the clock to reopen the Dawlish railway following storms that breached the sea wall has been awarded...

Cambrian connection

Trains can now run the entire length of the Cambrian Coast line thanks to a new bridge at Llandecwyn in Gwynedd. The road and rail...

Ministerial visit to Queensbury Tunnel

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill visited Queensbury near Bradford today (June 23) where locals are trying to save a disused railway tunnel for future use...

Craftwork for the Underground

London Underground wants to involve more craftsmen and small to medium businesses as it progresses ambitious upgrades at 70 stations. Already LU has selected more than...

Crossrail – Success defined

Crossrail’s operations director, Howard Smith, talks to Marc Johnson about where the project is going in 2014. Crossrail is a project in transition. As 2014 moves...

Bridge bonus for Strathspey Railway

The installation of a bridge over the River Dulnain will enable the historic Strathspey Railway to eventually extend its heritage line from Broomhill to...

Moving into CP5

April 2014 signalled the start of Control Period 5 (CP5). Over the next five years Network Rail will spend £38 billion maintaining, renewing and...