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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 the crossings will be maintained throughout the work.In September 2020 Network Rail started work to...

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 April 2020Warwickshire site now ready for tunnel boring machine to dig under ancient woodlandMidlands-based construction firm, Collins Earthworks, has completed excavating the north portal...

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 Liverpool Street to Cambridge line, as preparations continue for the introduction of new trains on its West Anglia services.Once driver instructors have been trained,...

“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 the communities they serve at the heart of their work said Jools Townsend today, chief executive of the Community Rail Network.Speaking at the National...

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 reliable railway following vital maintenance between Dorchester West and Castle Cary last week.Over a five-day line closure from Monday 15 to Friday 19 February,...

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 of integrating renewable energy into a powered derailer, improving the safety of depot staff, whilst...

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 section of West Sussex’s railway, including a nine day period in August when there will...

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 rooms and a new accessible toiletCustomers now benefit from step-free access from street to platformLondon...

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 way for the new building at South Gosforth in Newcastle. The new Metro depot will be...

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 improved ticket office, ready for the opening of the Elizabeth line.In any normal year, keeping...

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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...