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All aboard: HS2 is coming to London

Ahead of its arrival into the capital, the team leading the design and construction of Britain’s new railway, High Speed Two (HS2), is hitting the streets with a brand-new community roadshow. The roadshow team will visit towns and cities from...

More than 30 miles of track renewals improve reliability of Anglia’s rail network

Network Rail has replaced 36 miles of track across the rail network in the last 12 months to drive down delays for passengers in Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Over the last year Network Rail has renewed track at the...

HS2 retrofit technology cuts carbon and costs for whole construction industry

Successful retrofit trial on large Non-Road Mobile Machinery certified by the Energy Saving TrustThe trial on older vehicles showed emissions reduced to new vehicle standards, leading to better air quality on construction sitesGreen light for industry-wide roll-out will bring...

£11m railway upgrade means 9-day closure of the lines between Three Bridges, Brighton and Lewes in Sussex

The railway between Three Bridges, Brighton and Lewes will close for 9-days from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February 2022, to deliver track replacement work and build a new underpass. The line closure will allow Network Rail to replace 1980s...

HS2 archaeologists make a once-in-a-lifetime Iron Age discovery, dubbed ‘The Hillingdon Hoard’

Archaeologists working in West London on the HS2 project have uncovered a fascinating rare set of Iron Age potins, an early version of the coin, dating back to the 1st century BC. The hoard of over 300 potins is a...

Improved reliability for rail passengers between London and Southend following track works

Network Rail has replaced track and completed drainage work to improve reliability between London and Shoeburyness. The work took place at Upton Park between Fenchurch Street and Barking and included: Replacing nearly one and a half miles of railInstalling 40 new...

Network Rail to connect ground-breaking 11,000-tonne tunnel near Peterborough to existing track this month

Network Rail will carry out vital work to connect a new tunnel north of Peterborough to the existing railway, ready to further improve journeys for passengers on the East Coast Main Line. The project at Werrington will allow slower moving...

New life for Platform 1’s pacer as it is lifted into Huddersfield station

Platform 1 mental health charity in Huddersfield takes delivery of 19-tonne restored train carriage, delivered by craneCharity won a Department for Transport (DfT) competition to ‘Transform a Pacer’ and will use it for an educational kitchenCompetition marked the end...

TfL updates on progress of upgrade at Bank station as it nears completion

Upgrade will expand Bank Tube station by 40 per cent, improve links between lines and provide step-free access2km of new tunnels have been excavated and a new station entrance constructedBank branch of the Northern line, from Kennington to Moorgate,...

Major milestone as HS2 begins search for Phase 2b ground investigation contractors

Plans to extend Britain’s new high speed railway from the Midlands to the North took a giant leap forward this week as HS2 Ltd announced that it has begun the search for a team of specialist ground investigation contractors. The single framework...