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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...

Network Rail to ban supply of plastic cutlery and cups in its stations by 2021

Network Rail has announced plans to ban retailers from supplying plastic cutlery and cups in its managed stations by the end of 2020. Recycling schemes for...

GWR launches ‘trainbow’ train to promote Pride

Great Western Railway (GWR) has unveiled a special livered intercity express train to promote Pride events across its network. The train company launched the special...

Shrapnel marks and bullet holes uncovered in Montrose viaduct

Engineers working on the South Esk viaduct, Montrose, have discovered shrapnel marks and bullet holes consistent with a bombing attack by the Luftwaffe during World...

Bentham bids to become country’s first dementia-friendly community line

An innovative project has been launched on the Leeds-Morecambe line - also known as the Bentham line - to make it the country's first dementia-friendly community...

SSE Enterprise Rail awarded building and civils framework from Network Rail

SSE Enterprise Rail has secured a five-year building and civils framework from Network Rail. The rail contractor said that the work - to be delivered...

Paul Plummer: rail franchising needs to change

Following a number of high-profile stories related to rail franchising, Paul Plummer, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, says that the way in which...

Homes, jobs and growth: 4 new rail schemes TfL is backing to unlock city’s potential

London mayor Sadiq Kahn has announced the latest four schemes to receive funding from Transport for London's (TfL) Growth Fund. Around £24 million will go...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Stadler’s £20m depot in Kirkdale

Work has begun on Stadler's new £20 million depot in Kirkdale, Merseyside. Representatives from contractor BAM Nuttall were joined by those from the Swiss train...

Apprenticeships are changing for the better – but negative headlines could give them a bad name

Network Rail's head of training strategy believes apprenticeships are changing for the better but that negative headlines could give them a bad name Apprenticeships are...