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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...

Mott MacDonald to support installation of new Thameslink TMS

Mott MacDonald will support Hitachi in the implementation of its Tranista traffic management system for the Thameslink route. The engineering consultancy will advise on the...

Funding package secured for Midland Metro stop at HS2’s Curzon Street station

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) have committed £27.5 million towards the construction of...

In focus: London Overground’s Barking Riverside Extension

Had plans to extend London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from Gallions Reach to Dagenham Dock gone ahead in 2008, the 6.5km addition would have...

ScotRail to install electric car chargers at 50 stations

The first of 50 electric car chargers have gone live at stations in Scotland. Electric vehicle registration is up 62 per cent on this time...

Iron: Man pulled out the ground to make way for metro extension

An iconic metal statue in Birmingham has been uprooted to make way for Midland Metro's £149 million extension. Based in Victoria Square for 24 years,...

Edinburgh-Glasgow electrification to go live

Overhead power cables on the line between Edinburgh and Glasgow, via Falkirk High, will go live for testing this weekend. From September 2, the line...

Major work to recover derailed freight train in Anglia

An army of engineers has begun a major recovery in Anglia following the derailment of a freight train. A Colas Rail crane was called in to...

Tyne and Wear Metro operator begins £5.5m bridge replacement

Tyne and Wear Metro operator Nexus has started major work to replace an ageing railway bridge. The Victorian era bridge over Killingworth Road, Gosforth, is being...

Amey invests in rail expansion

Amey is already seen as a diverse business, employing more than 20,000 people around the country across a mix of sectors. Its name is...

Gospel Oak to Barking electrification to be complete before spring 2018

Network Rail (NR) has set out the final timeline for work on the Gospel Oak to Barking line electrification. By January 2018,  NR expects the electrification...

A record £3.9 billion was spent by Network Rail across 2016/17

Network Rail's annual report has revealed that it spent a record £3.9 billion across 2016-17 - 10 per cent more than in any previous...

Crossrail engineers work around the clock to install overhead catenary system

Crossrail has released a series of photos revealing the work taken to install the line's overhead catenary system. A team of engineers are working all...

Theresa May opens new £4.5m railway sidings at Maidenhead

Prime minister Theresa May has opened a new railway sidings in her Maidenhead constituency. The £4.5 million sidings have been installed as part of Network Rail’s...

Number of platforms to be reduced by two at Blackpool North railway station

The number of platforms at Blackpool North railway station is to be reduced from eight to six as part of remodelling work by Network Rail. Electrification...

Firm appointed to design future Coventry railway station

Consultancy firm WSP is working with Coventry City Council to improve capacity at the city's railway station. WSP will be looking at the benefits of a...

Atkins awarded £9m contract to upgrade signalling in Cornwall

Network Rail has awarded engineering firm Atkins a contract to upgrade the signalling capability in the South of Cornwall. The contract is worth around £9 million...