£1 billion technology investment to bring railway into 21st century

More than £1 billion of Government funding will be used to replace outdated Victorian infrastructure with cutting edge digital signalling technology. One third of the nation’s population live within 20 minutes of a station on the East Coast Main Line...

First train runs using the new digital signalling on Northern City Line

The testing of the new digital signalling on the Northern City Line has commenced with the running of the first Great Northern train between Finsbury Park and Moorgate under the new system. The testing is carried out with a Great...

Green light for £55m Scottish Government investment in decarbonisation

Latest rail electrification scheme moves to construction The first phase of a rail decarbonisation scheme to electrify the Fife route has been approved to move to construction phase. The scheme has been developed by Transport Scotland and Network Rail and will...

Reliability boost for Bedfordshire’s railway

Better journeys are in store for passengers travelling between London and the East Midlands, with key work to upgrade Bedfordshire’s railway taking place this weekend. Around 740 metres of track will be renewed between Luton and Bedford as engineers continue...

Progress on Transpennine Route Upgrade

Network Rail has made major progress on the Transpennine Route Upgrade in Manchester after raising two railway bridges to make way for overhead electric wires. The bridges in Ashton-under-Lyne – Southampton Street and Granville Street – have been raised to...

Eastcroft Depot upgrade: First phase complete and new lighting investment secured

The first phase of East Midland Railway’s (EMR) £2 million upgrade of Nottingham’s Eastcroft Depot has been successfully completed – while further investment for safety lighting has also been secured. Eastcroft Depot is at the centre of EMR’s Regional operations...

Northern City Line enters new phase as East Coast Digital Programme prepares to commission new equipment

Passengers intending to travel on the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend (30 April – 2 May inclusive) are asked to plan ahead as work is taking place to commission...

10,000th cab radio upgraded by Siemens Mobility and Network Rail

This month, Siemens Mobility and Network Rail marked a major milestone in the programme to upgrade 11,700 cab radios to the latest version, V4.0, with the 10,000th radio upgrade having been successfully completed.   Rob Morris, Managing Director, Rail Infrastructure...

First composite rail mast unveiled to cut electrification costs

First of a kind mast made from composites aims to slash lifecycle costs of railway electrification. An innovative mast promising to reduce the costs and carbon emissions of building electrified railways has today been unveiled at a Network Rail site...

Alstom wins second major South London signalling contract

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded a £69million signalling contract by Network Rail to deliver Phase 5 of the hugely important Victoria Area Re-signalling Programme. The announcement for the delivery stages (GRIP 5-8) of Victoria...

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Two wheels, two days, one very good cause

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