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A return to the Railway Family – Could it reduce avoidable accidents?

Like many others I spent most of my working life in the employ of British Railways. I recall the original application form for employment...

Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections of the...

Moving a signal box overnight

A disused signal box in Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, has been moved to a new location just 100 metres from its original location, so it can...

Major delays on West Coast main line quickly fixed

Rail travel on the West Coast main line was disrupted on 7 October 2020 after a stretch of signalling, miles long, lost power between...

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.Nearly 3/4 mile of...

Thalys renews passenger Wi-Fi contract with Icomera

Thalys, the high-speed rail operator that operates international services between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, has renewed its contract with Icomera to continue...

Mott MacDonald working on improving the railway’s response to signalling failure

Engineering and design consultant Mott MacDonald is undertaking its first piece of work for the new Network Rail design services framework, supporting the development...

Class investigation into signalling operation

RAIB has investigated the effects on human performance in signalling operation following "numerous incidents in which signaller decision-making has been pivotal"The work of signallers,...

Government to fund digital signalling on East Coast main line

The government has announced that it will invest £350 million to make the East Coast main line into Britain’s first mainline digital rail link...

Shottle signalling moves forward

A 110-year-old signal box, originally from Oddingley Crossing in Worcestershire, has been lifted into position at Shottle station on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has...

Upgraded signalling leads to shorter waiting times at level crossings in East Suffolk

Essential new equipment, that will make level crossings safer and reduce waiting times at user worked level crossings, has been installed along the 49-mile...

Railway signallers help deliver meals in Bristol

A group of Network Rail signallers in Bristol have helped deliver more than 500 meals a week during the coronavirus crisis to hospitals and...

South East London lines to close for 9 days over the summer

Network Rail is giving passengers advance warning that the railway through Hither Green, in South East London, will be closed for nine days from...

Signaller training school opened in just four weeks

Network Rail recently appealed for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to volunteer to provide cover...

£46 million upgrade of line to Southend Victoria completed

Network Rail has completed the installation of a new overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line in a £46 million upgrade to...

Age is no barrier: Meet the oldest person still on Network Rail’s payroll…

PAUL TAYLOR, 80 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL WORKING FOR NETWORK RAIL, TALKS WITH CLIVE KESSELLWith the relaxing of age discrimination legislation, more and more...

4LM milestone as new signalling goes live

Transport for London has announced that the first section of new signalling set to transform almost half of the Tube network has begun operation....