ORR launches consultation on the future model for the Rail Ombudsman

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today launched a consultation on proposals for an operating model for the future Rail Ombudsman. The current consumer redress and dispute resolution scheme was established in November 2018 by the Rail Delivery...

Atkins secures double contract wins to support transportation in Wales

Atkins – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has won places on the South Wales Trunk Road Agent (SWTRA) Consultancy Services framework and the Transport for Wales (TfW) Engineering Consultancy Services (ECS) framework. Atkins is one of three primary...

Public consultation for Cambridge re-signalling proposals opens today for six weeks

Network Rail’s public consultation on proposals to renew the railway’s signalling system and upgrade of seven level crossings across the Cambridge area opens today for six weeks. The signalling systems around Cambridge were installed in the 1980s and are reaching...

New engineering consultancy service puts Brandauer on track for £2m rail opportunity

One of the UK’s leading stamping specialists is targeting over £2m of new opportunities in the rail sector after it launched a new engineering consultancy service. Brandauer, which provides millions of precision components to customers in 22 countries every week,...

COWI to improve Network Rail tunnel examinations

Leading international consulting group COWI has won a contract worth approximately £500,000 to improve the accuracy, efficiency and safety of tunnel examinations, resulting in safer and more reliable railway operation. The project is funded by Network Rail through the SBRI:...

Bringing end users and operators into the design process

Guest writers: Darren King, WSP group director of rail planning and operations, and William Barter, an independent rail operations and planning consultant. In ‘Rail’, there is a simple eco-system that exists, which should always be respected...

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Two wheels, two days, one very good cause

Have you got what it takes to cycle across the country and raise money for vulnerable children? Can you handle...