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Recycled plastic sleepers laid in historic Perthshire railway tunnel

A 175-year-old Perthshire railway tunnel has been given a new lease of life in a £6 million project delivered by Network Rail. Trains travelling through Moncrieffe tunnel, south of Perth, will now be running on rails supported by recycled plastic...

HS2’s TBM ‘Florence’ breaks through at end of longest tunnel

HS2’s first giant tunnelling machine broke through yesterday (28 February) at the end of her 10-mile (16km) journey under the Chilterns, excavating the longest tunnel on the ambitious new rail project. The enormous 2,000 tonne Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), named...

Major engineering work completed at UK’s only sliding bridge

Network Rail engineers have completed a mammoth nine-day programme of engineering work at the UK’s only sliding canal bridge in Keadby, near Scunthorpe. Teams have worked around the clock since midnight on Saturday 17 February until the early hours of...

New Dalston bridge to be lifted into place this weekend

A project by Network Rail to replace a 100-year-old bridge on Kingsbury Road in Dalston is reaching an important milestone this coming weekend. Over Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 January, the brand new bridge structure will be lifted into place...

Troon station rebuild pushes forward

Network Rail has taken another significant step forward in the rebuild of the platform one building at Troon station. Engineers have installed the steel which forms the framework of the structure and creates the footprint for the new building at...

HS2 begins epic year-long, half-kilometre viaduct deck slide

Engineers this week began a delicate job that will see almost half a kilometre of bridge deck slid into position over the next year, high above the Misbourne Valley in Buckinghamshire, as HS2’s innovative Wendover Dean Viaduct enters a...

Scotland’s Railway completes £15 million festive engineering programme

Network Rail has completed a multi-million-pound programme of engineering upgrades across Scotland over the festive period, which will improve reliability and punctuality for passengers and freight customers. A key junction at Greenhill near Falkirk on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line was...

Network Rail completes festive engineering work for Wales and Western region

Network Rail is thanking passengers and local residents for their patience and understanding over the festive period while it has completed vital railway engineering work. Over Christmas and New Year, teams have been busy completing multi-million pound improvements, upgrades and...

First viaduct starts to take shape at HS2’s ‘linchpin’ Delta Junction

HS2 has completed the first 920 tonne deck span on the first precast segmental viaduct being built at the Delta Junction, signalling a construction milestone as work ramps up on the complex network of 13 viaducts in North Warwickshire. HS2’s...

HS2 TBMs ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’ reach Chesham Road

HS2 today confirmed that ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’ – the two giant tunnelling machines digging the project’s longest tunnels - have reached the Chesham Road intervention shaft, on track to complete their mammoth 10-mile journey under the Chilterns next year. The...

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Line re-opens between Aylesbury and Amersham after emergency landslip repairs

Network Rail has thanked passengers after completing major emergency repairs to the railway in Stoke Mandeville following a landslip...