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Work resumes on Access for All footbridges at Kidsgrove station

The old footbridges at Kidsgrove station, which has an unusual triangular shape, are to be replaced with new bridges and lifts as part of the Access for All scheme, providing step-free access to all four platforms for the first...

Rail Operations orders 30 new Stadler Class 93 tri-mode locos

Rail Operations (UK) Limited has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives, of which an initial batch of 10 locomotives will be due for delivery in early 2023.The Class 93 is...

Essential track renewals near Dartford, Kent

A major track renewal project is about to get underway at Slade Green junction, near Dartford.Both track and points on the Up line towards London will be replaced in a £4.5 million project to reduce faults and delays at...

Porterbrook wins Gold from Investors in People Gold

Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook has been awarded Gold Accreditation by Investors in People.For nearly 30 years, Investors in People (IiP) has been recognised as the international standard for employee engagement. With just 17% of all UK companies...

Passengers consulted on revised rail services around Manchester

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a new consultation on improving the performance on the rail network in and around Manchester.Three options are being presented to passengers, featuring increasing levels of change from the pre-COVID service patterns. The...

Xrail wins four-year maintenance contract on Spanish high-speed network

Xrail Group, the engineering solutions and services provider of engineering services from highly specialised consulting to turnkey project delivery, has won a four-year maintenance contract on a high-speed network in Spain.The Madrid–Levante high-speed network, which is partially open and...

£16 million invested in Scotland’s Railway over New Year

A programme of enhancements worth £16 million was successfully delivered over the Christmas and New Year break in Scotland, after engineers worked around-the-clock at dozens of locations to carry out vital projects to renew key pieces of infrastructure.From Christmas...

New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post Covid-19.In particular the report calls for:Rolling out fleets of 300-400 hydrogen trains to replace diesels;A...

Jacobs wins place on TfL’s transport planning & impact monitoring services framework

Jacobs, the international firm of consulting engineers, has secured 13 positions on Transport for London’s (TfL) renewed Transport Planning & Impact Monitoring (including Health & Safety and Environmental) Services Framework.The contract award includes include key service areas such as...

Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub launched

A Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub has been launched by Network Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram. It contains a wealth of information drawn from the collective experience of designing, constructing and operating Britain’s first...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...