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Braybrooke embankment repair work progressing well

Work to stabilise part of the embankment on the Midland Main Line at Braybrooke is progressing well with engineers confident passenger services will be able to use the line tomorrow (Thursday 9 November). Engineers have been working at the Braybrooke...

ORR prompts Network Rail to clear backlog on structure examination

ORR has today written to Network Rail over its concerns about a backlog in examining the condition of its railway structures such as bridges, tunnels, and culverts. This is essential to ensure that faults do not go undetected (or...

Landslip highlights importance of resilience upgrades on Newport to Gloucester line

Network Rail is undertaking the mammoth task of installing 27,000 square metres of a new rock-mesh-system along a three-mile section of the Newport to Gloucester railway line, including at the location of a recent landslip. The Severn Estuary Railway Line...

World first as high-speed trains wheel performance now digitally-monitored live

Hitachi Rail is installing its cutting-edge live monitoring solution across Great Western Railway’s high-speed fleet of 93 intercity trains, in a world-first for digital maintenance. This technology will boost fleet availability by over 100 days per year. This will be...

Expanded KOREC Rail team assists technological advancement with a Vegas incentive!

KOREC is delighted to announce that following an expansion of the KOREC Rail team, it is better equipped than ever to showcase advances in rail survey and measurement technology:- PWI Membership As a new corporate member of the Permanent Way Institution,...

Loram secures £25 million Network Rail contracts

Loram has secured two contracts with Network Rail to support the company’s Infrastructure Monitoring Fleet, which plays a key role in delivering Asset Management and Safety Assurance Plans. The first contract confirms Loram as the maintainer of 65 dedicated rail...

Tilt meter trial offers railway protection from landslips

Network Rail is currently trialling a monitoring system which provides early warning of earth movements at sites across Scotland’s Railway. Surface mounted tilt meters have been located at 26 sites across the network with a further seven sites across the...

Innovate UK chooses Hexagon to deliver railway infrastructure mapping research project

Hexagon’s Geospatial division has been chosen by Innovate UK to conduct a research project that will result in faster and higher-precision mapping of railway infrastructure through the use of artificial intelligence. The project is funded by Network Rail under its...

Safer surveying through automation

Reducing the safety risks our workforces are exposed to is vital, and there have been many initiatives to keep railway workers safe from harm. Of course, the best way of doing this is by taking people away from the live...

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Industry reacts to draft Rail Reform Bill

Ministers yesterday (Tuesday 20 February) put forward their plan for the future of the railways, publishing a draft Rail...