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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...

Network Rail awards Balfour Beatty £115m tamper contract

Balfour Beatty has secured a £115 million contract from Network Rail for the supply, operation and maintenance of a fleet of 13 tampers. The seven-year deal...

Network Rail’s plan for CP6

Mark Carne says he’s going to miss heading up Britain’s rail infrastructure manager. In February, he presented a £47 billion plan for CP6 which...

England’s first sub-national transport body holds inaugural meeting

Rail minister Jo Johnson has called on the North to speak with one "strong, unified voice" after attending Transport for the North's (TfN) first...

Network Rail delivers £118m Easter works package

From Glasgow to Gidea Park, members of Team Orange's 15,000-strong workforce put their chocolate-eating plans on hold to complete projects across Britain's railways this...

First Eurostar e320 calls at Ashford International station en route to Paris

The first of Eurostar's new fleet of high-speed trains has called at Ashford International station. Arriving at 2.55pm on its way to Paris, the Eurostar...

Rising cost of electrification schemes behind cancellation, report confirms

Rising costs and Network Rail's reclassification as a public body were the main factors behind the cancellation of three rail electrification schemes last year,...

Rise of the Machines? Rail plant technology and the future of engineering works

Picture the railway of tomorrow and dozens of ideas and innovations come to mind: driverless trains, digital tickets, predictive maintenance, passenger crowd control technology and...

Network Rail route trials use of drones for large structure inspections

Network Rail's structures asset management team on the London North Eastern and East Midlands route is trialling the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)...

Extra line commissioned on Kettering-Corby route

Passengers between Kettering and Corby have begun using newly commissioned track and signalling following the completion of a £130 million project. Since construction began in 2014,...

Crossrail CEO Andrew Wolstenholme to step down

Crossrail has announced that its CEO, Andrew Wolstenholme, will step down after seven years to take up a position in the private sector. Andrew's departure...
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Video: Closing Bloxwich level crossing

VolkerRail has produced a video showing its renewals and realignment works at Bloxwich level crossing which have increased the line speed through the area. The...

Cleshar to take over Carillion’s maintenance work on London Overground line

Transport for London (TfL) is set to award Cleshar Contract Services a contract previously held by Carillion for maintenance on the London Overground's East...

Railway’s Christmas works in brief

London Bridge station, now fully reopened following its £1 billion redevelopment, was at the centre of a huge programme of works completed over Christmas...

East Midlands drafts rail masterplan

Stewart Thorpe attended the Rail Forum East Midlands (RFEM) annual conference to get a flavour of the region's big plans   It might be overshadowed by...

‘I built Ordsall Chord’

The ambition and scale of the Ordsall Chord project has given MPs and other local leaders plenty of opportunities to dust off their favourite...

Readypower Rail Services acquires Terrawise Construction

Specialist rail contractor Readypower Rail Services Group has acquired civil engineering firm Terrawise Construction. Readypower said the move creates "one of the largest specialist rail civils contractors...