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Vital bridge repairs to Claverton Street railway bridge in Bath to start this June

Network Rail will be undertaking critical repairs to Claverton Street railway bridge this summer to ensure the continued safe and reliable running of the railway to, from and through the city of Bath. Network Rail will begin work on Claverton...

Abnormal load – video shows railway bridges driving through Leamington

Impressive time-lapse and drone video has been released showing railway bridges driving through the streets of Leamington Spa over Easter. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/ex3p5bb948 Network Rail worked over the four-day bank holiday to carry out a complex £2.4m bridge replacement project at Rugby Road. Multi-angle...

Campaigners rally opposition to bridge infill “vandalism”

Plans to link two Cumbrian heritage railways could be sunk unless objectors convince a local council to reject a planning application to make the infilling of a Victorian bridge permanent. For 27 years, the Eden Valley and Stainmore railways have...

New railway bridge to be driven through Leamington Spa this Easter

Final preparations are being made before a new railway bridge is driven through the streets of Leamington Spa this Easter. Network Rail is completely replacing Rugby Road railway bridge over the A445 as part of a £2.4m investment to improve...

Progress at HS2’s Victoria Road site as base slab is completed

HS2’s Main Works Contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, SCS JV, have taken a major step forward in their work at the Victoria Road Site in Acton, completing the base slab construction of the Victoria Road ancillary shaft. The first...

Torbay Road bridge replacement work extended until May

The work to replace Torbay Road railway bridge in Paignton, Devon, will be extended until May, as engineers try to install the new bridge without disrupting BT cables which serve local residents and businesses. Network Rail is sorry that the...

HS2 reveals noise-cancelling Chiltern Tunnel north portal design

HS2 today revealed the designs for the north portal of the Chiltern Tunnel, which has been specially designed to cut noise from trains entering and exiting the project's longest tunnel at speeds of up to 320km/h. Two perforated concrete hoods...

Plans revealed for £3.5m footbridge at Royston station

Today (21 March), Network Rail has announced plans to build a new £3.5m accessible footbridge at Royston station to help Thameslink and Great Northern passengers switch platforms more easily. Installing the new footbridge will bring back a direct pathway between...

New £3.6m bridge opens at Suggitt’s Lane in Cleethorpes

A £3.6m accessible footbridge in Cleethorpes has opened today (18 March) to reconnect people in the seaside town with the beachfront. The new bridge includes ramps and stairs to provide an accessible and safe route over the railway from Suggitt’s...

HS2 releases striking new time-lapse video of work for UK’s first ‘box slide’ bridge

Newly released time-lapse footage shows complex preparation work for HS2’s Marston Box bridge over the M42 during a week’s closure of a section of the motorway in December 2021. The video shows the Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) site team...

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Signalling at Manchester to be overhauled over Jubilee weekend

Network Rail will complete a major signalling overhaul in Manchester over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday. As part of...