HS2 fan names new carbon-friendly freight train

A teenage rail fan has been given the honour of naming a Class 66 locomotive that will transport HS2 construction materials by rail to help reduce carbon emissions. Jermaine Allen from Leeds unveiled the nameplate for GB Railfreight engine 66796,...

Network Rail invites opinions on level crossing closure plans

Network Rail is asking people in Copmanthorpe to give their feedback on plans to fully close a footpath level crossing and provide an alternative safe access over the railway. Major improvement work is taking place between York and Church Fenton...

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...

Changes to services between Littlehampton and Brighton as Network Rail engineers tackle landslip risk site at Hove

In order to stabilise the cutting and protect the railway from rockfall, engineers will be installing 1,012 rock bolts into the groundPassengers are advised to check either Southern or National Rail enquiry websites before they travel as services between...

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...

HS2 hits 20,000 jobs landmark

HS2 Ltd has announced that, according to its latest figures, over 20,000 people are now working on the project, one year on from the Prime Minister announcing the formal start of construction on Phase One from London to the...

Hit railway TV series showcases history of iconic North East landmark

In tonight’s episode (Monday, 13 September) of ‘The Architecture the Railways Built’, presenter Tim Dunn explores the history of Newcastle’s High Level Bridge which spans the river Tyne. The Grade I listed structure opened in 1849 and was designed by...

New Greater Anglia trains on new routes

More rail passengers in Essex are able to travel on new trains as Greater Anglia’s state-of-the-art electric commuter trains entered passenger service on two new routes. The new trains went into service on the Harwich and Walton-on-the-Naze branch lines on...

ScotRail joins charities to raise mental health awareness

Mental health charities and rail organisations joined forces this weekend raising awareness of suicide prevention. Volunteers manned pop-up stalls in Wick, Thurso, Inverness and Nairn stations – and at Nairn County’s Station Park – to highlight the support available to...

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...