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Weekend work to improves Clacton on Sea line in Essex

The railway line to Clacton on Sea in Essex is to be upgraded over weekends until the end of October 2020.

Possible half-hourly passenger service between Alloa and Longannet

Passenger services could be reinstated between Clackmannanshire and Fife in Scotland, depending on the outcome of...

HS2’s Interchange station obtains planning approval

Plans for HS2’s Interchange station have been approved by Solihull Council, with the planner’s report saying the design creates “an exciting...

First aggregate deliveries arrive at HS2 Washwood Heath

HS2’s Washwood Heath site in Birmingham has received its first rail freight delivery of aggregate, signalling the start of HS2’s major...

Scottish SMEs to benefit from new international rail cluster

A series of projects designed to find more environmentally friendly train and track solutions, as well as bringing jobs and inward...

NCB/Certifer partnership awarded Notified Body contract for Rail Baltica

Network Certification Body (NCB) and Certifer are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract by the Joint Venture...

Network Rail launches two task forces improve earthworks management

To help it better manage its massive earthworks (cuttings and embankments) portfolio and its understanding and response to severe weather events....

First Greater Anglia Class 720 train accepted

Angel Trains has accepted the first of its new Class 720 Aventra trains from Bombardier Transportation, part of a £900 million...

Proposed changes to major bottleneck on Brighton main line

Network Rail is seeking to remove the UK’s most operationally challenging railway junction as a public consultation on the scheme enters...

Bank holiday work on Oxted viaduct will close East Grinstead and Uckfield lines.

This August Bank Holiday, thousands of Network Rail staff will work around the clock to deliver a multi-million-pound programme of work...

Crossrail goes back again – to Spring 2022

The Crossrail Board has met to consider the latest update from the leadership team concerning progress to complete the Elizabeth line....

Rail Minister visits Plymouth to discuss Brunel Plaza regeneration

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has visited Plymouth to meet those responsible for the regeneration of Brunel Plaza, a scheme that involves...

New Acceleration Unit will deliver transport infrastructure more quickly

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced the creation of an Acceleration Unit that will create jobs, increase connectivity, and boost the...

Extraordinary times

Following the recent tragedy at Stonehaven, and the wider difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines...

HS2 unveils design for Amersham vent shaft headhouse

When it is built, HS2’s 10 mile-long Chiltern tunnel will have five structures to provide ventilation and emergency access.

Mace to provide project management for Brent Cross West station

The Brent Cross West Station development in North London is to be project managed by Mace. Part...

Hurst Green station repaired and upgraded

Hurst Green station, on the Oxted line in East Sussex, has had a major makeover. Both the...

New lead for Network Rail Centre of Excellence

Network Rail has Stuart Calvert as the new lead of the Capital Delivery Centre of Excellence as the organisation continues to improve...