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What steps are being taken to reduce the risk posed by working at height?

Working at height is a common scenario on worksites. It can include anything from using a ladder to working on a flat roof.  Anywhere...

First stage of repairs completed at Nottingham station following major blaze

Engineers have completed the first stage of repairs at Nottingham railway station following a huge blaze in January this year. The fire caused significant damage...

Estimated £1.6m savings by centralising storage of High Output machines’ spares

Network Rail estimates it will save up to £1.6 million by centralising the storage of its High Output machines' spare parts. Spares for such machines as...

Edinburgh launches competition to create tram driver monitoring system

An open challenge has been launched to find and fund a solution to detect when a tram driver might be about to lose consciousness. Spearheaded...

Call for comments ahead of 5G trial on TransPennine route

Companies interested in taking part in an innovative project to trial 5G on the TransPennine route have been asked to come forward with their comments. The...

Southeastern Class 375s undergo revamp

A £30 million revamp of Southeastern's Class 375s has been completed after thee years. The project saw a third of the train operator's fleet upgraded...

Calls to scrap “outdated” legislation that prevents youngsters from volunteering on heritage railways

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail (APPGHR) wants the law changing to legally allow under 16s to volunteer on heritage railways. APPGHR describes the Employment...

DfT commits £300m to improving railway station accessibility

The Department for Transport (DfT) has committed up to £300 million for its Access for All programme to create obstacle free, accessible routes from...

Worcestershire Parkway station takes shape

Worcestershire County Council has released images showing the progress on Worcestershire Parkway station. The station's steel frame, which will include a ticket office, toilets and...

MPs look to give electrification a jolt

Cancelled electrification projects should be revived and future schemes considered, according to MP Lillian Greenwood, chair of the Transport Select Committee. The committee has published...

Digital railway comes to Derby

Balfour Beatty has opened a Rail Innovation Centre at its site in Derby which will drive the development of its intelligent asset management technology. Around...

Fair deal for suppliers

In 2012, Network Rail introduced its Fair Payment Charter - a voluntary scheme which encouraged the industry’s biggest contractors to pay their suppliers faster....

First track laid for West Midlands Metro extension to Wolverhampton city centre

The Midland Metro Alliance has laid the first tram track for the Wolverhampton city centre extension of the West Midlands Metro. The major milestone saw 36m of...

Merseyrail opens first new station for 20 years

Merseyrail has opened a brand new station in Merseyside to serve the growing community in Maghull. Maghull North station has been built off School Lane...

Crossrail on the cusp

She may have a lifetime of royal engagements behind her, but in December Her Majesty The Queen will experience a first as she opens...

What next for the Great North Rail Project?

Network Rail major programme director Chris Montgomery explains how a collaborative approach is delivering the Great North Rail Project If you’ve ever caught the 17.49...

The Rail Partnership Awards 2018

Rail companies of all sizes came together to recognise the industry’s greatest achievements at the Rail Partnership Awards on 7 June. Last held in 2015,...

Transforming the Wales and Borders franchise

New trains, investment in infrastructure and hundreds of additional staff have been promised in the new 15-year Wales and Borders franchise. KeolisAmey, the same partnership...