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Another bridge demolished as West Midlands Metro extension advances

Demolition of the Tame Valley canal bridge is the latest step in the work to extend the West Midlands Metro from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill.The fourth in a series of redundant structures to have been removed along the 11km...

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...

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 health and safety passport for HS2 workers

HS2 is working with Midland-based Biosite to develop a new initiative that will boost health and safety and competency insight across the supply chainThe company building England’s new high-speed rail network and its contractors have taken a major step...

Successful Christmas engineering works in south London and Sussex

Engineering work on the railway over Christmas and the New Year has delivered vital rail upgrades across Sussex and south London.On the Brighton main line, work took place to improve the reliability of the vitally important stretch of railway...

HS2 to plant 730,000 trees by Spring 2021

Specialist ecology teams from HS2 will plant over 300,000 trees across the Phase One route during the winter monthsThis will take the total number of trees planted between London and the Midlands to over 730,000 by Spring 2021HS2 will...

Major overhaul for Lancaster’s listed footbridge

Lancaster stations’ Grade II footbridge is being refurbished as the city’s railway station evolves for the future.The historic footbridge, which spans platforms 3 – 6, will undergo structural repairs, have a new roof and windows installed, as well as...

Dorking-Horsham railway reopened after landslip

The line between Horsham and Dorking has been reopened after Network Rail engineers and contractors repaired a 30-metre landslip, not far from Ockley station.In this area, the railway runs on an embankment, built from local Wealden clay in the...

13 contractors share buildings and civils frameworks worth £200 million

Network Rail’s Southern region, which covers Kent, Sussex and the South of England, has awarded 15 contracts for the delivery of building and civils works across the region.The three-year contracts, which were awarded to 13 companies as two won...

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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...