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Property boom for Crossrail

Crossrail looks like creating a £5.5 billion boom in residential and commercial property over the next ten years, new research shows. The project is already...

Starters Orders for Borders

The Scottish Government has signed an agreement with Network Rail for the building of a new Borders Railway connecting Edinburgh and Tweedbank. The new rail...

Tunnel aid for Wallasea Island

One of Europe’s largest wetland wild life projects is emerging in Essex thanks to Crossrail. Wallasea Island, on the River Crouch, near the Thames Estuary,...

URS backs McNulty’s Value for Money Strategy

‘The rail industry has the opportunity for substantial further growth, building on the successes of the past fifteen years,’ said Sir Roy McNulty at...

Welcome to the Show!

Civil engineering is heavy work. Whether it is digging ditches, moving muck, removing rocks, shifting sand, carrying concrete, grading gravel or levelling the landscape...

Plumstead preparation complete

Preparatory work at Crossrail’s Plumstead portal is now complete. Engineers from Hochtief Murphy JV worked safely just three metres from the main line. The Plumstead...

Welsh work prepares for electrification

Work has begun on a £220m scheme to boost capacity on the railway in South Wales. Starting with the Vale of Glamorgan line the three-year...

Formal proposal for RDG

The Rail Delivery Group will be given added powers and placed on a more formal footing as the government ramps up plans for closing...

Russia backs international rail links

Sochi, in Russia, will host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the Russian Grand Prix. No less dramatic was the recent Seventh International Rail Business Forum....

More railways please

People want more railways, according to a study by  Network Rail. According to those questioned the rail industry should be confident and ambitious. From chefs...

HS2 will build on Olympic success

Andy Milne spells out four reasons why the rail industry and Britain needs High Speed Two. As the surge of national optimism reached its crescendo...

Signalling in the frame

New framework signalling contracts governing the next ten years will introduce industry stability, improve efficiency and reduce costs. Three framework contracts have now been decided,...

Spring Holiday progress

Network Rail and its contractors successfully completed a busy Easter period of engineering works across the whole country, including Olympic critical sites. Engineers and rail...

Londonderry Line

In recent years the need for major investment simply to keep the Londonderry Line operating on the section to the north west of Coleraine...

Ada and Phyllis Get to Work

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and transport secretary Justine Greening have officially launched the start of Crossrail tunnelling during a ceremony at Westbourne...

Rail Alliance prepares for Infrarail

With only a few weeks to go before Infrarail 2012 at the NEC (1-3 May 2012), the Rail Alliance is putting the final touches...

Improve Ore Else

Improvement work on the Ore Tunnel, and other infrastructure work between Hastings and Ashford International is forging ahead on schedule. Says Network Rail’s Route Managing...

Tower disappears

The Stephenson Tower has finally disappeared from Birmingham’s city skyline. The demolition of the 22 storey 1960s residential tower block is the first stage towards...