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The Northolt Four! New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital. The 8.4-mile tunnel will run from Victoria Road in Ealing to West Ruislip in Hillingdon – carrying...

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Multi-million-pound investment for world famous Glenfinnan viaduct

Network Rail will start a £3.4m investment to carry out repairs on the 123-year-old Glenfinnan viaduct this month. Along with...

Planning approval granted for final key West Midlands structures bringing HS2 into Birmingham

The final two major structures being built to bring HS2 into Birmingham have been approved by local councils -...

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Calling all schools: Join EMR’s Rail Safety Pathways Program today!

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has launched a new program designed to promote rail safety education among primary and secondary...

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Calling all schools: Join EMR’s Rail Safety Pathways Program today!

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has launched a new program designed to promote rail safety education among primary and secondary school students. The Rail Safety Pathway,...

Safety improved in Cornwall as level crossing work is completed

Network Rail has improved safety on two branch lines in Cornwall after work to upgrade...

Partnership with local steel fabricator strengthened by accessibility projects

Network Rail engineers visited a steelworks in Annan to see progress on steel fabrication for...

Octavius Infrastructure Secures Key Contract in Network Rail’s North West and Central Region for CP7 (2024-2029)

Octavius Infrastructure is delighted to announce it has been appointed by Network Rail to the...

Network Rail targets end of June for line reopening as repairs resume on Baildon landslip site

Network Rail engineers have restarted work at the site of a landslip in Baildon. Services through...

Network Rail appoints new capital delivery director for Wales and Western region

Network Rail’s Wales and Western region today announced Tim Walden as its new capital delivery...

From Sonar to Signals: How Helen’s career changed track

From tracking enemy submarines to tracking LNER trains, former Royal Navy Petty Officer Helen Firth...

Conwy Valley Line in North Wales expected to reopen on Saturday after flood damage

The railway between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog on the Conwy Valley Line is expected...

Thales-VolkerRail consortium appointed to Network Rail’s £4bn Train Control Systems Framework

A Thales and VolkerRail consortium is one of six named on Network Rail’s Train Control...

Joanne Maguire appointed ScotRail Managing Director

Scottish Rail Holdings today announced that Joanne Maguire has been appointed interim Managing Director...

Balfour Beatty appoints Steve O’Sullivan as Project Director for HS2’s new super-hub station

Balfour Beatty today announces the appointment of Steve O’Sullivan as Project Director with responsibility...

Network Rail appoints new directors to its executive leadership team

Network Rail has today announced two new directors who will join its executive leadership...

Greater Anglia to boost university students’ skills through industrial placement scheme

Greater Anglia is offering university students the chance to gain skills and experience for...

Siemens Mobility secures first place on rail signalling and control framework for the UK

Siemens Mobility will continue to work in partnership with Network Rail to transform rail...

Network Rail’s £4bn train control systems framework to revolutionise signalling across Britain

From Carlisle to Brighton, Network Rail’s £4bn, 10-year signalling plan will change the face...

Southeastern unveils accessibility improvements to app and online journey planner

Southeastern has launched a series of upgrades to its app and online journey planner...

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CrossCountry plans to transform customer experience by May 2025

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