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Autumn Budget 2017: what does it mean for the rail industry?

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has presented the Autumn Budget 2017, setting out his strategy for the UK's future economy. Infrastructure - and railways...

Network Rail’s sale of 5,500 properties to fund mega projects

Network Rail has launched the sale of its commercial property business as it seeks to focus on delivering mega projects such as Thameslink, Crossrail...

Transport inquiry to address failures of CP5

The effectiveness of control periods (CP) is to be assessed in a new inquiry by the transport select committee. Chair Lilian Greenwood said the inquiry...

Low-speed tram collision in Manchester to be referred to RAIB

Manchester's Metrolink will be liaising with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) after a low-speed collision on the tram network this morning. Shortly before 8.30am...

Thameslink services a step closer to returning to London Bridge

Network Rail has completed track installation between London Bridge and Blackfriars - meaning cross-London Thameslink services are a step closer to returning to London Bridge in...

This is what Leeds station could look like after £500m revamp

New images have been released revealing what Leeds station could look like following a £500 million improvement scheme. Released as part of the Leeds Integrated...

BTP chief constable speaks out over ‘disproportionate’ use of resources to police football fans

The British Transport Police's (BTP) chief constable has said that the force is using a 'disproportionate amount of time' chaperoning footballing fans around the...

Orange Army uses ‘Japanese piling method’ to stabilise part of Chiltern main line

Network Rail has concluded a £2.9 million 12-week scheme to stabilise half a mile of subsiding embankment beneath the Chiltern main line in Buckinghamshire. Using...

Alliance of rail firms awarded Transpennine Route upgrade contract

An alliance between Network Rail, Amey, BAM Nuttall and Arup has been awarded a contract to design infrastructure options for the Transpennine Route between York and...

This is the most bashed railway bridge in Britain

Network Rail has revealed which bridge has been bashed by lorries more than any other - and it's been hit 113 times since 2009. Stuntney...

Scotland’s newest railway station officially opens

A new railway station has been built in Forres as part of upgrade work to the Aberdeen-Inverness line. The station sits to the north of...

Liverpool Lime Street re-opens after first phase of upgrade work is complete

A 23-day transformation of Liverpool Lime Street has finished with the station now fully re-open to the public. During the project engineers replaced almost 2,000m...

Network Rail sells national logistics centre in Coventry for £35m

Network Rail has sold its National Logistics Centre for £35 million - five years after spending £25 million to open it. The site, in Ryton,...

Wales and Borders: When a franchise isn’t a franchise

The new Wales and Borders franchise competition has deviated sharply from the process that awarded the previous contract to Arriva Trains Wales 14 years...

Network Rail reveals major Christmas and New Year projects

Christmas is 80 days away - let that sink in. With friends and family putting festive travel plans in place, Network Rail has revealed the...

Government awards £300m to Northern Powerhouse Rail

Northern Powerhouse Rail has been given £300 million funding from the government. The award is part of a wider £400 million package to improve transport...

BakerHicks launches new electrification venture

BakerHicks is a company with a habit for reinvention. The business, which employs around 390 people in the UK, can trace its roots back...

Progress for the North West’s second largest town without a railway station

More than £5 million in funding has been secured to develop plans for a railway to Skelmersdale - the second largest town in North...