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Christmas Stockley for Crossrail

The first section of railway to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on Stockley Flyover, a new railway bridge in west London. However,...

Crossrail of the North

HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins has urged the creation of a new east-west rail link between the two prongs of Britain’s future Y-shaped high-speed rail network. The conclusions of...

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...

Link with old Thames

The Thameslink Project is proving a treasure trove for archaeologists and historians. Hundreds of artefacts including medieval floors, 16th century tobacco pipes and thousand-year-old timbers...

Gare du Nord Bon Anniversaire

Paris Gare du Nord is 150 this year and it’s starting to show. Europe’s busiest station has been at the centre of a number of modernisations...

Jessica takes High Road

After surfacing at Stepney Green, Tunnel Boring Machine Jessica, travelled by road to her next job at Canning Town. To make the trip, Jessica was...

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...

Jacques Gounon: Imaginative, clever guy

Eurotunnel’s 20th anniversary marks a personal triumph for Jacques Gounon, the quietly spoken headmaster’s son from Créteil in south-east Paris. Writes Andy Milne The civil...

Third column for Crossrail

Crossrail Ltd is managing to fill over a third of its jobs with women compared to just one in five in the rest of...

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...

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...

Railway return for Curzon Street

A huge new station on a 350 acre site in central Birmingham has been proposed for HS2. Birmingham City Council aims to make Birmingham...

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...

Higgins urges northern start

To drive down costs and speed up the delivery of HS2 the project should be started at Manchester and Leeds as a well as...

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...