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HS2 – 9,000 jobs & counting

Enabling works for Britain's new high speed line have continued to pick up pace with HS2 revealing it now supports 9,000 jobs. 

Real people, real stories

Samaritans’ Nikki Mugford writes about its new mental health awareness and suicide prevention campaign As...

Severn Valley Railway’s future safeguarded

A National Lottery grant of £853,800 to repair the Falling Sands Viaduct in Kidderminster will "safeguard" Severn Valley Railway's (SVR) future.

4LM milestone as new signalling goes live

Transport for London has announced that the first section of new signalling set to transform almost half of the Tube network has...

Council approves Edinburgh Trams extension

Work on a 4.7km extension of the Edinburgh tram to Newhaven is set to begin after city councillors voted 36 to 26...

Electrification costs could be lowered by as much as 50%, new report claims

Establishing a 10-year rolling programme, better planning and the use of proven designs and systems could help to reduce the cost of...

Easter engineering work “quietest for many years”

Although some routes will experience significant disruption, Network Rail said its Easter engineering work is "the quietest for many years" and will...

The Train Drivers Academy

In the months up until 2021, around 7,000 new vehicles are set to be introduced by train companies across the country. Drivers...

Midland main line electrification extended

Network Rail has been instructed to design an extension of the Midland main line electrification programme from Kettering to Market Harborough station,...

First track laid for Westside tram extension

Light rail minister Jesse Norman was joined by regional transport chiefs to see the Midland Metro Alliance lay the first track for...

Travelling by train in China

Over the past 30 years China’s economy has grown at an average of 10 per cent. Although it has recently slowed...

Freightliner plans new locomotive maintenance facility

Freightliner has released plans to build a state-of-the-art locomotive and wagon maintenance and fuelling facility at its Ranelagh Road freight yard in Ipswich. Around 20...

New Caledonian Sleeper trains complete London test run

Sixteen of Caledonian Sleeper’s new carriages made their first trial run from Scotland to London Euston on January 22. Final stages of testing and approvals...

First tower crane arrives as part of HS2’s Euston work

London's skyline has welcomed the first of three tower cranes for HS2's work in the Euston area. The arrival of the 66m-high crane, which took...

Call for volunteers to tell “sad and costly story” behind Britain’s railways

Volunteers are being sought to help to tell the "sad and costly story" behind Britain’s railways by transcribing a historic railway trade union notebook from 1901-1905. Led...

Christmas 2018: Quiet network, busy Network Rail

While many spent the Christmas and New Year break with family and friends, a 25,000-strong workforce laboured through £148 million worth of work for...

Construction of Barking Riverside extension to start in early 2019

Construction of the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside on the northern bank of the River Thames will begin in the next few months...

Tree felling review: ‘Passenger safety is as vital as wildlife’

Review chair John Varley has called on Network Rail to be not only the safety railway in Europe but also the greenest as a...