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Railway heritage at risk from Highways England’s “wrecking ball”

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England under plans described by one campaigner as “finishing...

Major overhaul for Lancaster’s listed footbridge

Lancaster stations’ Grade II footbridge is being refurbished as the city’s railway station evolves for the future. The historic footbridge, which spans platforms 3 –...

Industry-first authorisation for Midland main line upgrade

Network Rail has been implementing various schemes to upgrade the Midland main line (MML).  These include extending overhead electrification from Bedford to Corby, improving...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project. This will allow services from Stevenage to run...

Proposals for the Green Main Line to Devon and Cornwall

Pressure on the government to consider reopening the ‘Northern Route’ to Plymouth via Okehampton and Tavistock is mounting. Tavistock Okehampton Reopening Scheme (TORS) is promoting...

Major upgrade to North Yorkshire rail route complete

A major £9.8 million upgrade to the rail route between Knaresborough and Poppleton has now been completed. The upgrade, which has been carried out by...

Upgrades and improvements to Gospel Oak Barking line completed

Track upgrades and bridge strengthening work has been completed on London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line. Two miles of track has been replaced since...

Footbridge repaired and refurbished at Elmers End

Elmers End station footbridge, which links Platforms 2 and 3, has been refurbished at a cost of £600,000. Extensive steel work repairs have been carried...

Grade II listed footbridge reopens at Prudhoe station

The Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe station has been opened for passengers after a major project to strengthen, clean and repaint it.  Work began...

Moving a signal box overnight

A disused signal box in Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, has been moved to a new location just 100 metres from its original location, so it can...

New platform roofs for St Denys

Work has begun at St Denys station in Southampton to refurbish the platform canopies which, due to the age and condition of the timber...

Darlington bridges restored as historic archive images released

Two historic railway bridges on Yarm Road in Darlington have been restored by Network Rail as part of a £60,000 investment. The bridges, which were...

RAIB releases report into fatal accident at Margam

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its report into the fatal accident at Margam on 3 July 2019 in which two track...

Park and ride expansion for Manchester Metrolink

Planning applications aimed at increasing the park and ride provision at Radcliffe and Whitefield tram stops on Manchester Metrolink have been approved by members...

Network Rail starts bridge replacement works at Postwick

Network Rail will begin work to replace a railway bridge in Postwick, Norfolk, on Monday 16 November.  The bridge carries the line from Norwich to...

CEMEX invests over £600,000 in its rail network

CEMEX, the global building materials solutions supplier, has invested over £600,000 into its UK rail network this year, to increase safety standards and reliability...

New joints for A1 bridge over ECML

A busy North East bridge that carries the A1 over the East Coast main line will undergo vital maintenance work in November to fix...

Gatwick Airport station rebuild gathers pace

The huge new railway station concourse at Gatwick Airport station is now under construction and trains have already started to use the first platform...