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From Russia above

A new airport rail link has been launched connecting Knevichy Airport and Vladivostok. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev officially opened the new service.Aeroexpress Vladivostok...

Tunnelling students surface

Over 1,000 new students have now completed their training at the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in Ilford, east London.The Academy, which opened last...

Russia backs international rail links

Sochi, in Russia, will host the 2014 Winter Olympics and the Russian Grand Prix. No less dramatic was the recent Seventh International Rail Business Forum....

More railways please

People want more railways, according to a study by  Network Rail.According to those questioned the rail industry should be confident and ambitious. From chefs...

HS2 will build on Olympic success

Andy Milne spells out four reasons why the rail industry and Britain needs High Speed Two.As the surge of national optimism reached its crescendo...

Cost benefit bonus for IEP

The new fleet of IEP trains to be built at Newton Aycliffe in County Durham will provide better value for money than an equivalent...

Milton Keynes – Home of Railway Values

At first glance the choice of Milton Keynes as the new headquarters of Network Rail seems eccentric.Look a little closer and the move is...

Olympic win for Slough

Jeanette Chippington, gold medal winning Paralympian, joined local leaders and staff from First Great Western and Network Rail to celebrate Slough Railway Station’s multimillion...

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...