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Surprise as Queen attends Elizabeth line opening

The Queen has made a surprise visit to the opening ceremony of the Elizabeth line at Paddington Station. She was joined by her youngest son, Prince Edward. The longest reigning head of state was unable to attend last week's Queen's...

HS2 hits green milestone as project announces first diesel-free construction site

Canterbury Road Vent Shaft site in South Kilburn has become HS2 Ltd’s first completely diesel-free construction site, marking a major moment for the project in its journey towards net-zero carbon emissions. HS2’s civils contractor Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS...

Local MP views work on Levenmouth Rail Link

Peter Grant, Member of Parliament (MP) for Glenrothes and Central Fife, has visited the site of works for the Levenmouth Rail Link, to see the progress made on the £116 million project. The local MP visited the site of what...

Limited access to Dawlish beach and promenade proposed this summer as Network Rail starts final phase of construction on new sea wall

The Town Gateway/Colonnade underpass in Dawlish is due to temporarily close next month as Network Rail begins a key stage of its construction on the second section of the new, bigger sea wall that is being built to protect...

HS2 site acquisition paves way for Manchester high speed station

HS2 Ltd has reached an agreement with Bruntwood, one of the UK’s leading property providers, to purchase Square One on Travis Street in readiness for construction of Manchester’s brand new high speed railway station. The sale marks HS2’s second major...

Landmark Birmingham bridge ready for installation

Final preparations are underway to install a new landmark railway bridge in Birmingham which will become the longest single-span railway structure in the West Midlands. The 92-metre-long bridge in Stechford is being built by Network Rail in partnership with HS2...

West Coast main line upgrades complete leaving Platinum Jubilee free

Network Rail has completed a range of essential upgrades to the railway between London Euston, the Midlands and North West this Early May Bank Holiday. Combined with recent work at Easter, a total of £41.1m has been invested in the...

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...

Updated HS2 designs for Cubbington set to deliver big environmental benefits for local area

HS2’s designers and construction contractors have released updated, more environmentally-friendly designs for the Cubbington Area in Warwickshire, reducing the materials and time needed for construction. Replacing the previous concrete retaining walls, this section of the railway will now run in...

Swing bridge upgrades will deliver more reliable journeys for passengers in East Anglia

Network Rail's planned upgrade of the electrical and mechanical systems of three swing bridges at Reedham, Somerleyton and Oulton Broad will improve reliability for passengers and reduce disruption for boat users. Thought to date back to around 1905, the internal...

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Surprise as Queen attends Elizabeth line opening

The Queen has made a surprise visit to the opening ceremony of the Elizabeth line at Paddington Station. She...