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Work starts at Three Bridges

Construction of the new operating centre at Three Bridges has begun. When completed in 2013 it will become the nerve centre of railway operations in...

North Norfolk’s record year

The North Norfolk Railway is celebrating a new year’s bonus. Last year the railway beat its records, carrying over 150,000 people for the first time...

Platform promise for Peterborough

More platforms and a new ticket hall feature in a £43m plan to upgrade Peterborough station. The redevelopment heralds longer, more frequent trains and anticipates...

Olympic gateway for Calais

A giant set of Olympic Rings has been unveiled on the entrance to the Channel Tunnel at Coquelles near Calais. The tunnel itself and High...

Wise men follow Electrostar

The future for Bombardier’s Litchurch Lane works looks brighter this year after it secured an additional order for 130 Electrostar cars for Southern. The new...

Tram extension for Nottingham

Nottingham’s tram network is set to double in size with a similar boost to the tram fleet after funding was agreed. Work on the five...

Forth Bridge paint complete

Network Rail’s ten year, £130m painting and refurbishment of the Forth Bridge is complete. For the first time there are no decorators working on the...

Naming boring machines

Crossrail has launched a competition seeking names for six of its giant tunnel boring machines. The TBMs will be constructing the new rail tunnels under...

Pan up for Voyagers

The DfT is to look in more detail at a scheme to convert the Bombardier built CrossCountry Voyager fleet to hybrid operation, by inserting...

Translink ticks m-ticketing

Rail passengers in Northern Ireland can now use Translink’s new mobile phone ticketing system, mLink. Passengers can buy, receive and display an electronic ticket on...

Make a date for MacroRail

Rail Alliance’s MacroRail 2012 will be held on the 12 and 13 September. The Rail Alliance is building on the success of last year’s event...

Positive news for 2012

As 2012 arrives and both the Euro crises and the recession continue, our good fortune is to be in an industry that is still...

EGIP spring

Network Rail in Scotland has placed £55m-worth of contracts as the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme powers up. Morgan Sindall will construct a new £25m station...

Operation Tornado blows thieves off track

A new trial scheme aimed at combating metal theft has been launched in the north east. Operation Tornado requires anyone selling scrap metal to participating...

Crossing closures

Network Rail says it has now closed 500 level crossings in Britain since April 2009. The company intends to close a further 250 by 31...

Ops manager awarded MBE

A former Northern Rail manager, who dedicated fifty years to the railway industry, has received an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. Phil...

Navigation progress at Birmingham

Birmingham New Street station’s Gateway project took a visible step forward over Christmas with the removal of part of the Navigation Street footbridge. A new...

Olympian role for Andrew

Andrew Williams has been appointed c2c’s new Olympics Project Manager. He will be liaising with Network Rail, Transport for London, ODA, LOCOG and the British...