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Christmas and COVID – yet the work goes on…

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a two-edge sword for the railway industry. The disease itself has been dreadful, with a number of railway workers and tens of thousands of the population dying from it and many times more infected to a varying degree. Words cannot express how we all...

Rail Project News

Multi-million pound project to upgrade 1980s railway means no trains through Horsham for 9 days this summer

Passengers are advised to plan ahead for major work on the Arun Valley Line in summer. Network Rail engineers...

Romford station upgrade – managing the impact of COVID

Network Rail’s construction works at Romford station continue to move forward to deliver step free access, a new entrance...

Rail Safety News

Zonegreen develops derailer powered by sun

Sheffield-based rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have launched an innovative solar powered derailer, to bring clients environmental and economic benefits.The...

Rail People News

Latest Rail News

Suffolk level crossings set to get safety upgrades as work continues

Three level crossings in Woodbridge, Suffolk will be upgraded with new equipment that will make them safer starting this weekend (27 February). Access over...

Midlands-based Collins Earthworks prepares HS2 construction site for launch of tunnel boring machine

300,000m3 of material excavated, ready to be recycled120 people have carried out earthmoving work since...

Roll-out of driver training on Greater Anglia’s new trains heads west

Greater Anglia is now training driver instructors on its new Alstom-built trains on the London...

“Engage communities as partners to drive recovery and enable sustainable travel by rail” urges Community Rail Network chief executive

Rail industry partners can pave the way to a green and inclusive recovery by placing...

Network Rail gives ‘Heart of Wessex’ line some love over five-day closure

Passengers travelling on the line between Bristol and Weymouth can look forward to a more...

Zonegreen develops derailer powered by sun

Sheffield-based rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have launched an innovative solar powered derailer, to bring clients...

Multi-million pound project to upgrade 1980s railway means no trains through Horsham for 9 days this summer

Passengers are advised to plan ahead for major work on the Arun Valley Line in...

Historic Grade II Listed TfL Rail station no longer “at risk” after renovations return it to former glory

TfL working with the Railway Heritage Trust have brought Hanwell station up to modern standardsStation...

Work starts on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot

Work has started on Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £70m train depot. Contractors have begun removing...

Romford station upgrade – managing the impact of COVID

Network Rail’s construction works at Romford station continue to move forward to deliver step...

Major boost for freight by rail as Southampton upgrade is completed

£17 million Southampton Freight Train Lengthening project is completeMore freight capacity unlocked at the...

Severn Valley Railway’s Spring Steam Up to go ahead

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that its Spring Steam Up event will go...

Keeping King’s Cross on track – Main stage of £1.2billion upgrade begins next week

The main stage of a £1.2billion upgrade of the East Coast Main Line begins...

UK’s newest train operator celebrates successful first year

• SLC Operations opens new HQ in Kings Norton and continues to create new...

Network Rail teams battle wintry weather to upgrade 1940’s track on Esk Valley line

Heavy snow in North Yorkshire didn’t stop Network Rail teams upgrading the track on...

DC-UPS takes intelligent approach to industrial power

Relec Electronics introduces the CBI series of DC-UPS DIN rail modules with battery management...

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Christmas and COVID – yet the work goes on…

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a two-edge sword for the railway industry. The disease itself has been dreadful, with a number of railway workers...

West Midlands Metro Update

The West Midlands Metro system is, right now, in the midst of a major expansion, and it is not letting the coronavirus pandemic stand...

Improved protection for rail workers

A new and innovative range of multi-hazard protective workwear, designed to meet the needs of wearers in the rail sector, has been launched by...

Railway Industry Association in 2020

In these strangest of times, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) decided to continue with its annual conference, albeit online. The issues facing the rail...

Cross Acceptance of Systems and Equipment

The lengthy time taken to get new projects, systems and equipment into service is something that gives many of us a sense of despair....

A greener, better connected future with very light rail

Improving connectivity is the aim of every local authority. Two projects in the West Midlands are bringing that ambition to fruition.A new dawn in...

Rolling Stock and Fleet News

Porterbrook wins Gold from Investors in People Gold

Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook has been awarded Gold Accreditation by Investors in People.For nearly 30 years, Investors in People (IiP) has been recognised as the international standard for employee engagement. With just 17% of all UK companies achieving Gold, this accreditation demonstrates the value that Porterbrook places upon supporting colleagues across the business.Porterbrook embarked upon the IiP pathway in 2018. The early attainment of Gold accreditation at...

First ‘new’ train for East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new Class 170 ‘Tubostar’ regional fleet. The new trains will initially run on the...

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at each door.Nexus, the...

Hitachi Rail celebrates five years of building trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail has now been building trains in the North East for five years, as Thursday 3 September marked the five-year anniversary of the...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train maintenance facility.The former...

Railway Station News

Historic Grade II Listed TfL Rail station no longer “at risk” after renovations return it to former glory

TfL working with the Railway Heritage Trust have brought Hanwell station up to modern standardsStation improvements include new lifts and refurbished platform canopies, waiting...

Romford station upgrade – managing the impact of COVID

Network Rail’s construction works at Romford station continue to move forward to deliver step free access, a new entrance and a fully refurbished and...

Keeping King’s Cross on track – Main stage of £1.2billion upgrade begins next week

The main stage of a £1.2billion upgrade of the East Coast Main Line begins next weekThree months of work will see Network Rail improve...

Euston station trials bacteria busting ultra-violet technology

Escalator handrails are being cleaned using ultra-violet light at London Euston station in a new trial to keep passengers protected from harmful germs.The kit...

Rail Events News

Severn Valley Railway’s Spring Steam Up to go ahead

The Severn Valley Railway has announced that its Spring Steam Up event will go ahead in April, although the railway will not be able...

Online information event about Crewe level crossing improvements

Road users in Cheshire are being invited to learn more about plans to improve safety at a level crossing in Crewe.The proposed changes to...

Last chance to sign up for the next #TalkTPE event

Rail customers across the North and into Scotland are being invited to book a space and chat virtually with train managers later this month,...

Rail Infrastructure News

Zonegreen develops derailer powered by sun

Sheffield-based rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have launched an innovative solar powered derailer, to bring clients environmental and economic benefits.The firm has developed a means...

Multi-million pound project to upgrade 1980s railway means no trains through Horsham for 9 days this summer

Passengers are advised to plan ahead for major work on the Arun Valley Line in summer. Network Rail engineers will be rebuilding a crucial...

Historic Grade II Listed TfL Rail station no longer “at risk” after renovations return it to former glory

TfL working with the Railway Heritage Trust have brought Hanwell station up to modern standardsStation improvements include new lifts and refurbished platform canopies, waiting...

Work starts on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot

Work has started on Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £70m train depot. Contractors have begun removing large sections of track and overhead line to make...

Railway Signalling and Telecoms News

DC-UPS takes intelligent approach to industrial power

Relec Electronics introduces the CBI series of DC-UPS DIN rail modules with battery management for reliable power and digital control. The CBI series of DIN...

Greater Anglia works with EE to increase 4G signal on the railway

Greater Anglia has worked with mobile phone network, EE, to improve 4G coverage on the rail network in East Anglia.The train operator commissioned the...

Public invited to comment on signalling renewal proposals for Cambridge area

Network Rail to launch public consultation on proposals to renew the railway’s signalling system and upgrade of seven level crossings across the Cambridge area.Network...

South London’s railway set for major upgrades as 40-year-old track and signalling about to be replaced

Network Rail is about to begin a major four-year package of work to modernise 1980s track and signalling on the lines into London Victoria...