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Paonessa joins Network Rail as IP MD

Francis Paonessa, current managing director of Bombardier’s UK operation, will join Network Rail this summer to take up the role of managing director, infrastructure...

Views sought on Forth Bridge access

Rail staff and the public are being asked what they think about the proposed Forth Bridge Experience.The multi-million pound development could see the Forth...

Britain’s rail future is on the line

In light of the recent developments in the electrification sector with Network Rail agreeing £2 billion worth of framework contracts with Balfour Beatty, AmeyInabensa,...

Borders Railway progress

Progress continues on the Borders Railway with the building of the longest bridge on the line at Hardengreen.The new structure will span 71.5 metres...

Lenten fast for Dawlish teams

Upwards of 300 rail engineers and railway staff are working round the clock to rebuild the storm-hit coastal railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth.Engineers believe...

Heathrow and the West

A new rail junction between Langley and Iver on the Great Western Main Line will link Heathrow Airport directly with the West Country.Currently passengers...

A little bit of Jessica

Tunnel Boring Machines Jessica, Ada and Sophia delivered an unprecedented month of burrowing progress in January. Says Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, ‘The tunnelling teams deserve...

Electric preparations at Manchester Victoria

Engineers from Network Rail put in over 10,000 hours over the festive season at Manchester Victoria installing 74 foundations and some of the steel...

Railway staff beat storms in festive upgrade

Despite the additional work of clearing up after yet another winter flood-and-storm scenario, railway staff delivered an ambitious and record-breaking programme of upgrades across...

Record wedge for Wessex

Investment in railways across the south and south west of England has increased to record levels this year says Network Rail.Over £146m was invested...

Rails go down at Silwood

Work is well underway in meeting the commitment made by London mayor Boris Johnson to have five-car trains running on London Overground by the...

Safety training essential for Canal Tunnels

Martin Barlow, Carillion’s Senior Construction Manager on the Canal Tunnels project at Thameslink has praised the work of young apprentices Ashley Edwards, 18, Jason...

Turkish Delight

A new railway tunnel under the Bosporus connecting Asia and Europe is on track to open later this month.The Marmaray Tunnel in Istanbul will...

Engineers at War

It’s 10 years since army rail engineers went into Iraq to resurrect its defunct railway. Ian Hammond, network Rail Senior Project Engineer and Territorial...

Fitters behind West Coast improvements

A new £40m initiative to reduce delays and improve services on the West Coast Main Line is largely the brainchild of maintenance staff up...

London Bridge for Aberystwyth

Sections of London Bridge station’s old roof have found a new home at Aberystwyth.The roof will be rebuilt as part of the Vale of...

Sochi 1520

Sochi, on Russia’s Black Sea coast will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. David Shirres went to the International Rail Business Forum in the...

Progress at Newton Aycliffe

Hitachi Rail Europe is pushing forward with plans for the construction of its new train manufacturing plant at newton Aycliffe in County Durham.Merchant Place...