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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...

Bridgeway on a Mission

A new media system at Bridgeway Consulting is helping improve safety on the railway. The Mission Room is a unique and revolutionary media delivery system...

Stobart Rail refurbishes Foxfield Viaduct

Stobart Rail has gained valuable experience after completing a sensitive refurbishment of Foxfield Viaduct on the Carnforth - Whitehaven line. The railway crosses the Duddon...

Atkins to design £160m project for Denmark’s Northwest Railway

Atkins, with partners, Cowi, has been asked by Rail Net Denmark to help with detailed design of the £160 million project to double-track Denmark’s...