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Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan includes new mezzanine for station concourse

The Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan, developed by Network Rail, City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government, includes plans for transforming the capital’s...

Network Rail repairs lifeboat ramp in Cumbria

Network Rail engineers protecting the Cumbrian Coast line from extreme weather and erosion have rebuilt a section of public slipway used to...

Listed George Stephenson viaduct to be restored

A 180-year-old viaduct in Todmorden, Lancashire, that was designed by railway pioneer George Stephenson, is undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration to improve passenger...

Two bridges in Grantham to be repaired

Network Rail is set to undertake repairs to two bridges in Grantham that carry the East Coast main line over roads in...

Longer platforms for four West Midlands stations

Four stations in the West Midlands will be receiving extended platforms in preparation for the introduction of new, longer Class 196 trains...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could...

Government funding for West Midlands Very Light Rail schemes

TramForward, the campaign arm of the Light Rail Transit Association, has welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has obtained...

West Wickham station footbridge upgraded

Network Rail has been taking advantage of the relative quiet on the railway to catch up with the rebuilding of several station...

Special train investigates possibility of reopening disused branch line

South Western Railway has run a special ‘fact-finding’ train on the Fawley branch line in Hampshire, to investigate the potential of re-opening...

Scotland unveils plans to transform Scottish rail network

The Scottish government has launched plans to decarbonise Scotland’s rail passenger services by 2035. Transport Secretary Michael Matheson unveiled...

Mott MacDonald working on improving the railway’s response to signalling failure

Engineering and design consultant Mott MacDonald is undertaking its first piece of work for the new Network Rail design services framework, supporting...

Birmingham: University station redevelopment given go ahead

Birmingham’s £56 million University station redevelopment has now been confirmed after West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed the full business case.

Tyne & Wear Metro secures additional government funding to prolong its maintenance programme

Tyne and Wear Metro has secured additional government funding to keep its programme of essential infrastructure renewal works going after March 2021.

Crossrail delayed yet again

Crossrail’s board has met to consider the latest update from its leadership team concerning the impact of COVID-19 on progress to complete...

Government to invest £589 million in kickstarting rail upgrades across the North

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a £589 million kickstart for work on the Transpennine main line between Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.

HS2 vent shaft headhouse at Chalfont St Peter designed to fit into landscape

HS2 has published its final design for the Chalfont St Peter vent shaft headhouse – the first of four similar structures that...

Tyne & Wear Metro’s new depot at Howdon almost ready to open

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot at Howdon is close to completion. Set to officially open...

Network Rail to deliver 520 projects over August bank holiday

Network Rail will be carrying out renewals 520 projects worth £105 million over August Bank Holiday. Andrew Haines, Network...