Transpennine Route Upgrade’s first electric wires now in place to power greener journeys

Over 30 miles of train-powering electric wires are now in place to help deliver cleaner, greener journeys in the future as part of the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade. The work has taken place between Church Fenton and Colton Junction, where...

Rail upgrades power ahead in the East Midlands this December

This December, Network Rail is investing in the East Midlands’ railway to bring better stations, more reliable journeys and to power ahead with the Midland Main Line electrification scheme. On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December, the brand-new second footbridge...

First of Kind competition aims to revolutionise British rail travel

Self-charging trains could make their way onto Britain's railways after receiving Government funding, says the Department for Transport. As part of the First of a Kind 2022 competition, in partnership with Innovate UK, top innovators and inventers have won prize...

Wire installation is first step towards faster, greener trains in Greater Manchester

Electric wires that will power faster, cleaner, and more reliable trains between Manchester and Stalybridge were installed over the weekend as part of the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade. The wires are the initial step towards fully electric local services between...

Feeder station upgrades enhance Scotland’s Railway power supplies

Scotland’s Railway is working to deliver the next in a series of enhancements to the power supply supporting our electrified railway network. As part of a £120 million Scottish Government investment to add resilience and capacity into the network, Network...

Probabilistic Pantograph Gauging Assists with Cost Saving Of £336million For Network Rail Scotland

Network Rail is required to decarbonise Scotland’s Railway by 2035. D/Gauge’s Probabilistic Pantograph Gauging and Voltage Controlled Clearances (VCC) have resulted in a cost saving of £366m across the 1,800 Single Track Kilometres. The work carried out by D/Gauge on...

QTS Group adopts Pathfindr’s Zonr smart worker safety system

Zonr, the smart safety system which creates virtual exclusion zones to protect worker safety in heavy industry, will be adopted by engineering contractor QTS Group across all its UK sites following a successful trial. QTS collaborated with Zonr’s manufacturer Pathfindr...

Bridge upgrade near Kettering is a step toward electric Midland Main Line

Major work to upgrade a bridge near Kettering will take place this weekend (10-11 September), eventually allowing cleaner and quieter electric trains to be introduced to this section of the Midland Main Line. Pipewell Road bridge, which carries road traffic...

Transport Minister sees progress on feeder station upgrade programme

Scottish Government Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth visited the site of the first new feeder station to be commissioned as part of a £120m investment to boost the electricity supply into the railway network. The Ferguslie feeder station, which will connect...

Greater Anglia using new software to reduce delays caused by train faults

Greater Anglia is using a new hi-tech software tool which helps get trains fixed quickly if faults occur during journeys to reduce delays to customers. The software – a decision support tool - is used by technicians in the company’s...

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DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for...