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Protecting the future of rail

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)’s has launched a ‘Future is Rail’ campaign, which aims to promote rail travel as the most sustainable mode of transport and double the amount of rail passengers by 2030. With...

RSS moves Merseyrail 507 unit to Newport for disposal

A three-car train heading down the M6 and M5 motorways perhaps raises questions in the minds of passing drivers: why are they on the motorway and where are they going?  This was part of a complex move by Railway...

One of the world’s oldest railway tunnels gets upgrade

One of the world’s oldest railway tunnels is being made more reliable for passengers this autumn. Network Rail is upgrading tracks through the 180-year-old Summit tunnel between Rochdale and Hebden Bridge. The tunnel was built between 1838 and 1841 as...

Network Rail replans work at Craven Arms level crossing

Craven Arms level crossing will remain open as often as possible as Network Rail starts work to fit three miles of brand-new track through the Shropshire village. Originally, the level crossing had been planned to temporarily close for two months...

Step-free access work completed at Hayes & Harlington station

Network Rail has completed upgrades at Hayes & Harlington station ahead of the Elizabeth line opening in the first half of 2022. It is the sixth TfL Rail station to be upgraded to provide step-free access in the past...

First section of East West Rail Phase Two railway commissioned

The first section of railway on East West Rail Phase Two has been successfully commissioned. Engineers from the East West Rail Alliance, comprising VolkerRail, Laing O'Rourke, Atkins and Network Rail, started construction of the 440 metres of new twin track...

Barmouth Viaduct restoration recommences following summer staycation boost

Network Rail is reminding passengers that work to restore Barmouth Viaduct restarts this weekend, after one of the busiest summer seasons in living memory The vital £30m restoration project has been carefully planned to avoid the busy summer months and that’s helped cement...

National Highways: “existential threat” to legacy rail structures

Campaigners have accused National Highways of using “smoke and mirrors” to hide the true extent of its plans to infill or demolish potentially hundreds of historic railway structures. It emerged in January that the state-owned roads company was intending to...

Grade II listed Lancaster station footbridge restored for passengers

Passengers can now enjoy a completely restored Grade II listed railway footbridge at Lancaster station. The 121-year-old footbridge, which spans platforms 3–6, has been strengthened, had a new roof and windows installed, as well as a fresh coat of paint. The...

Upgrades beneath the track at Leeds station

Network Rail is continuing with work on a major project to upgrade the track layout at Leeds station to improve journeys for passengers. The track between platforms 4 and 6 will be completely remodelled to bring smoother, more reliable journeys...

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Behind the scenes images of the UK’s biggest ever train fleet upgrade revealed

Avanti West Coast's Pendolino stripped bare as work on the £117m project to transform the fleet gathers pace.  The first...