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VolkerRail enlists support of eviFile to streamline project technology

One of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, VolkerRail, has invested in an integrated mobile platform to streamline project deliveries, enable better-informed decision-making, and drive continuous improvement. The solution – powered by Leeds-headquartered eviFile – enabled VolkerRail to capture...

Rail regulator begins rail infrastructure planning for 2024-2029

The Office of Rail and Road has today launched the process for determining the funding needed for Britain’s rail network from 2024-2029. The process, known as the 2023 Periodic Review (PR23), sets a five-year settlement that will determine the level...

Govia Thameslink Railway partners with Quantexa to stop fraud in its tracks

Railway service provider addresses long-standing fraud types with Contextual Decision Intelligence. 17 June, London, UK. Quantexa, the data and analytics software company pioneering Contextual Decision Intelligence (CDI), announced today that it has partnered with leading UK rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway...

Avanti West Coast and Network Rail join forces for London to Glasgow record attempt

Attempt to break 36-year record for fastest journey from London to GlasgowIconic Pendolino train making 401.25-mile non-stop journey named Royal ScotCharity event celebrates connectivity across the UK Avanti West Coast and Network Rail are teaming up today (June 17) to...

Manchester Piccadilly escalator trials virus busting technology

Space-age technology is being trialled at Manchester Piccadilly station to give passenger escalators added protection from COVID-19. A new sanitising system has been installed inside a station escalator to continually coat its handrail with an invisible layer of disinfecting particles...

Railway worker “overjoyed” to donate blood for the first time as rules for gay and bi-sexual men change

Shane Andrews MBE donated alongside First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, who has shown his support for the campaign for change Network Rail project operations interface specialist, Shane Andrews MBE, is one of the first gay men in the UK...

Virtual Reality brings HS2 station to life years ahead of opening

World first tech combines virtual reality with eye-tracking and emotion-sensing software to design HS2’s station of the futureTechnology enables station designs to be tested and refined before building startsAmbition to achieve a stress-free passenger experience in HS2 stations In an...

Essential improvements to railway between Lewisham and Orpington means changes to trains for five weekends – don’t forget to check before you travel!

Passengers who travel between Orpington and Lewisham are being asked to plan ahead as essential improvement work is carried out in the Grove Park area over five weekends in late June and through July.  There will also be replacement...

Midlands Engine Rail could ‘create and safeguard thousands of jobs’

There are a number of spokespeople available for interview, please contact [email protected] / 07913343601 with any bids Research released on the eve of online Midlands Connect COP conferenceMidlands Engine Rail programme could spearhead construction boom that safeguards 2,880 jobs and creates 720...

Edwardian era station improved for 21st century Chiltern passengers

Major improvements at Gerrards Cross are now complete to improve the station for Chiltern main line passengers. A £2.4m Railway Upgrade Plan investment by Network Rail has seen: Platform canopy roofs and glazing replaced with more durable materials to protect waiting...

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VolkerRail enlists support of eviFile to streamline project technology

One of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, VolkerRail, has invested in an integrated mobile platform to streamline...