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Blackpool tram boost

Blackpool’s tram system looks set to be extended from the promenade to Blackpool North railway station following an announcement by Transport for Lancashire that...

Test role for GBRf

Hitachi Rail Europe has signed a contract with GB Railfreight to help with the testing and commissioning of the Class 800 and Class 801...

Metrolink 2.0

Manchester Metrolink 2.0 has been given the go ahead. Taking a break from cabinet reshuffles and HS2, Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, was...

Turkish Delight

A new railway tunnel under the Bosporus connecting Asia and Europe is on track to open later this month. The Marmaray Tunnel in Istanbul will...

Farringdon breakthrough for Phyllis

Crossrail’s tunnel boring machine, Phyllis, has completed the construction of the first of the new train tunnels under London. Phyllis reached Farringdon - the midway...

Chiltern collaboration

Network Rail and Chiltern Railways have announced they will be working closer together to progress the upgrading of the railway between Oxford and Bicester. This...

Critical biomass

Hard working designers at Lloyd’s Register Rail UK and W H Davis have developed a new biomass wagon, one of the largest of its...

HiTech Rail Project

Another major venture for the Rail Alliance this autumn is the launch of the £2.3m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Hitech Rail project where...

Engineers at War

It’s 10 years since army rail engineers went into Iraq to resurrect its defunct railway. Ian Hammond, network Rail Senior Project Engineer and Territorial...

Third edition for expanding Daventry

The company behind the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal plans to significantly expand the site. Prologis has applied for permission to build DIRFT III which...

New team for Great Western Main Line electrification

The electrification of the Great Western Main Line has moved a step nearer with the appointment of a joint Atkins/Parsons Brinckerhoff team as Lead...

Fitters behind West Coast improvements

A new £40m initiative to reduce delays and improve services on the West Coast Main Line is largely the brainchild of maintenance staff up...

HS2 – sound survey

HS2 Ltd plans to use new technology to cut the noise of high speed trains on the line. Over two thirds of the line’s surface...

Edinburgh wires go up

Engineers start installing overhead wires and underground cabling for Edinburgh’s tram system city centre section this month. Cables will be installed on Princes Street and...

Mudlark

London clay, thought to be 50 million years old, is being dug out of new Crossrail rail tunnels and shaped into sculpture. Frank Harris, a...

Progress at Newton Aycliffe

Hitachi Rail Europe is pushing forward with plans for the construction of its new train manufacturing plant at newton Aycliffe in County Durham. Merchant Place...

Elizabethan Serenade by Crossrail

Just a few days ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation her namesake, TBM Elizabeth arrived at Canary Wharf neatly underscoring the...

Nicholas Wrobel explains Subsurface Upgrade Programme

At Morson International Nicholas Wrobel (pictured) is the Programme Delivery Engineer for the current Transport for London (TfL) Subsurface Upgrade Programme (SUP) across a...