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Bank holiday work on Oxted viaduct will close East Grinstead and Uckfield lines.

This August Bank Holiday, thousands of Network Rail staff will work around the clock to deliver a multi-million-pound programme of work...

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.

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...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at 06:38...

Huge new bridge for HS2 over M42 installed in just two days

HS2 enabling works contractor, LMJV (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons Joint Venture) has installed a 65-metre bridge, spanning the width...

Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan includes new mezzanine for station concourse

The Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan, developed by Network Rail, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government, includes plans for transforming the capital’s...

Network Rail repairs lifeboat ramp in Cumbria

Network Rail engineers protecting the Cumbrian Coast line from extreme weather and erosion have rebuilt a section of public slipway used to...

Listed George Stephenson viaduct to be restored

A 180-year-old viaduct in Todmorden, Lancashire, that was designed by railway pioneer George Stephenson, is undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration to improve passenger...

Drax Power Station extends contract with GB Railfreight until 2025

Drax Power Station has extended its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to the...

Timber rail freight trial in Scotland

Victa Railfreight will conduct a £195,000 trial, funded by the Scottish Government, of transporting timber by rail in the North of Scotland.

Two bridges in Grantham to be repaired

Network Rail is set to undertake repairs to two bridges in Grantham that carry the East Coast main line over roads in...

Longer platforms for four West Midlands stations

Four stations in the West Midlands will be receiving extended platforms in preparation for the introduction of new, longer Class 196 trains...