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Hong Kong’s West Island Line Now in Service

Alstom has successfully delivered the new signalling system for Hong Kong’s MTR West Island Line which started passenger service on 28 December, 2014. Hong Kong’s...

Borders Railway winter progress

Tracklaying on the Borders Railway should be completed by February allowing driver training to start this summer. David Shirres reports. When the Waverley route between Edinburgh and Carlisle closed in 1969, the Borders region became the largest in the UK without a rail link. This is about to change with the re-opening of the northern section of this line in September 2015 which will be the UK’s longest new domestic railway for over a hundred years.

Brunel medal for Orange Army

The team of engineers who worked round the clock to reopen the Dawlish railway following storms that breached the sea wall has been awarded...

Cambrian connection

Trains can now run the entire length of the Cambrian Coast line thanks to a new bridge at Llandecwyn in Gwynedd. The road and rail...

Ministerial visit to Queensbury Tunnel

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill visited Queensbury near Bradford today (June 23) where locals are trying to save a disused railway tunnel for future use...

Craftwork for the Underground

London Underground wants to involve more craftsmen and small to medium businesses as it progresses ambitious upgrades at 70 stations. Already LU has selected more than...

Crossrail – Success defined

Crossrail’s operations director, Howard Smith, talks to Marc Johnson about where the project is going in 2014. Crossrail is a project in transition. As 2014 moves...

Bridge bonus for Strathspey Railway

The installation of a bridge over the River Dulnain will enable the historic Strathspey Railway to eventually extend its heritage line from Broomhill to...

Moving into CP5

April 2014 signalled the start of Control Period 5 (CP5). Over the next five years Network Rail will spend £38 billion maintaining, renewing and...

Paonessa joins Network Rail as IP MD

Francis Paonessa, current managing director of Bombardier’s UK operation, will join Network Rail this summer to take up the role of managing director, infrastructure...

Views sought on Forth Bridge access

Rail staff and the public are being asked what they think about the proposed Forth Bridge Experience. The multi-million pound development could see the Forth...

Britain’s rail future is on the line

In light of the recent developments in the electrification sector with Network Rail agreeing £2 billion worth of framework contracts with Balfour Beatty, AmeyInabensa,...

Borders Railway progress

Progress continues on the Borders Railway with the building of the longest bridge on the line at Hardengreen. The new structure will span 71.5 metres...

Lenten fast for Dawlish teams

Upwards of 300 rail engineers and railway staff are working round the clock to rebuild the storm-hit coastal railway between Dawlish and Teignmouth. Engineers believe...

Heathrow and the West

A new rail junction between Langley and Iver on the Great Western Main Line will link Heathrow Airport directly with the West Country. Currently passengers...

A little bit of Jessica

Tunnel Boring Machines Jessica, Ada and Sophia delivered an unprecedented month of burrowing progress in January. Says Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, ‘The tunnelling teams deserve...

Electric preparations at Manchester Victoria

Engineers from Network Rail put in over 10,000 hours over the festive season at Manchester Victoria installing 74 foundations and some of the steel...

Railway staff beat storms in festive upgrade

Despite the additional work of clearing up after yet another winter flood-and-storm scenario, railway staff delivered an ambitious and record-breaking programme of upgrades across...