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Soho coup for Crossrail

Plans for a £1 billion pound redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road by Crossrail will help regenerate Soho creating a new cultural and retail focus...

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...

Budget Boost for Northern Hub

The spring budget had further good news for the Northern Hub capacity increase project. In a further show of confidence in railways Chancellor George Osborne...

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...

Desert railway planned

A new 200 mile railway stretching from the Red Sea port of Eilat to Tel Aviv has been approved by the Israeli government. As well...

Crossrail casts tunnel lining

A new tunnel segment manufacturing plant has begun full operations in west London. Construction staff are hard at work pouring the first batch of 250,000...

Kirkgate kudos

A £1.5 million project will complete the transformation of long-neglected Wakefield Kirkgate. Already the grade II listed station, which dates from 1854, has been tidied...

Boxing clever at Paddington

Construction of the new Crossrail station at Paddington is pressing ahead as excavation of the station box gets underway. The new Crossrail station will be...

Chicken run

Work started this month on repairing the collapsed embankment, known as ‘Chicken Curve’ just north of Winchcombe on the volunteer-run Gloucester and Warwickshire Steam...

Northern Hub plans promoted

People across the north of England want to see more railways and better services. Network Rail’s biggest ever consultation exercise in the north promoted plans...

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...

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...

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...

Glasgow base for Balfour Beatty Rail

Balfour Beatty Rail has opened a new base in Shettleston, Glasgow and celebrated with an Open Day showcasing new plant and equipment. Determined to build...

Network Rail pushes ahead with project reform plans

Network Rail is pushing ahead with plans to reform project delivery which will save money across the industry. Projects will be delivered more quickly as...