Home Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Elizabethan Serenade by Crossrail

Just a few days ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation her namesake, TBM Elizabeth arrived at Canary Wharf neatly underscoring the...

Electrification for Hull

An ambitious plan to privately finance the electrification of around 70 miles of track between Hull and Selby is being pursued by First Hull...

New portal at Victoria Dock

Construction work is forging ahead on the new Crossrail tunnel portal at Victoria Dock.This will create a 1,000 metre tunnelled section for the new...

European link for Birmingham

John McNicholas, chairman of Centro, wants to make sure the west Midlands is served by direct high speed rail services to Europe.McNicholas said the...

Kemble line to double

The Swindon to Kemble railway line is to be doubled and new signalling equipment installed.Network Rail’s £45m project to upgrade the line between Swindon...

Olympic railways for Sochi

Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games are the first to be held in Russia since the Soviet Union’s controversial 1980 Moscow Olympics.Russia is keen to...

Orbital Link

The official opening of a 1.3km section of line near Surrey Quays in December now means that passengers can make use of London’s first...

Rail plan launched by industry leaders

In a comprehensive display of unity, rail industry leaders have outlined strategies to take forward £37 billion worth of investment, stressing a commitment to...

New station for Wokingham

Wokingham is to have a new station with better shops, waiting areas and information displays.A new footbridge will link both platforms and provide step...

Property boom for Crossrail

Crossrail looks like creating a £5.5 billion boom in residential and commercial property over the next ten years, new research shows.The project is already...

Starters Orders for Borders

The Scottish Government has signed an agreement with Network Rail for the building of a new Borders Railway connecting Edinburgh and Tweedbank.The new rail...

Tunnel aid for Wallasea Island

One of Europe’s largest wetland wild life projects is emerging in Essex thanks to Crossrail.Wallasea Island, on the River Crouch, near the Thames Estuary,...

URS backs McNulty’s Value for Money Strategy

‘The rail industry has the opportunity for substantial further growth, building on the successes of the past fifteen years,’ said Sir Roy McNulty at...

Welcome to the Show!

Civil engineering is heavy work. Whether it is digging ditches, moving muck, removing rocks, shifting sand, carrying concrete, grading gravel or levelling the landscape...

Plumstead preparation complete

Preparatory work at Crossrail’s Plumstead portal is now complete. Engineers from Hochtief Murphy JV worked safely just three metres from the main line.The Plumstead...

Welsh work prepares for electrification

Work has begun on a £220m scheme to boost capacity on the railway in South Wales.Starting with the Vale of Glamorgan line the three-year...

Formal proposal for RDG

The Rail Delivery Group will be given added powers and placed on a more formal footing as the government ramps up plans for closing...

Russia backs international rail links

Sochi, in Russia, will host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the Russian Grand Prix. No less dramatic was the recent Seventh International Rail Business Forum....