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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...

Shottle signalling moves forward

A 110-year-old signal box, originally from Oddingley Crossing in Worcestershire, has been lifted into position at Shottle...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

£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...

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 KESSELL With the relaxing of...

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...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

Getting ready for the Digital Railway

The modernisation of the signalling and control systems that manage Britain’s railway will represent a sizeable chunk of the planned investment for CP6 and...

Pre-recorded warnings could advise train drivers of problems ahead

RSSB has published new advice which gives signallers the option of alerting train drivers who are approaching poor rail conditions through an automated message, allowing...

Thameslink signallers ETCS ready

Network Rail has successfully delivered a training programme to prepare Thameslink signallers for the introduction of ETCS and ATO. The course was developed by the Thameslink...

From football pitch to Porsche 924 – rail worker revs up fundraising efforts

Railway football hero Gavin Johnson has swapped his boots for racing colours as he pushes ahead with motor racing plans in a Porsche 924. Motor...

Round-up: The Rail Safety Summit 2017

The offices of solicitors Eversheds Sutherland near St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London was the venue this year. It was my pleasure...

Mott MacDonald to support installation of new Thameslink TMS

Mott MacDonald will support Hitachi in the implementation of its Tranista traffic management system for the Thameslink route. The engineering consultancy will advise on the...

Risk from trains passing red signals has been cut by 90% in 20 years

Twenty years after the Southall rail crash, the RSSB has said that the risk of trains passing red signals has been cut by more...