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...

Upgrades beneath the track at Leeds station

Network Rail is continuing with work on a major project to upgrade the track layout at Leeds station to improve journeys for passengers. The track between platforms 4 and 6 will be completely remodelled to bring smoother, more reliable journeys...

Key Manchester rail route gets 21st century signalling upgrade

A once in a generation overhaul of Manchester’s railway signalling system is complete to improve future journeys for passengers and freight. Equipment which was nearly 40 years old around Trafford Park has been replaced with the latest digital technology. Network Rail...

Rosehill Rail Accelerates European Growth with Infrabel Supply Contract

Rosehill Rail, a leading global manufacturer of railway crossing systems and safety solutions, has been awarded an eight-year contract with Infrabel, operator of the Belgian national railway, to supply level crossing systems across its network. Through its local partner, Vatis...

Work ramps up as Network Rail upgrades track and signalling over August Bank Holiday ready to connect Midland Main Line with new Brent Cross...

Essential railway upgrades are taking place over August Bank Holiday weekend – ready to connect services to Brent Cross West station when it opens next yearNetwork Rail will also continue with Kentish Town track upgrades and replace points between...

Avanti West Coast invests £45 million to upgrade Wi-Fi coverage across West Coast Main Line

Avanti West Coast and BT partner to improve digital connectivityDeal designed to provide enhanced Wi-Fi coverage on West Coast route   Upgrades will boost connectivity on Avanti West Coast network Avanti West Coast is investing £45m in a deal with BT...

Concrete pour on the Wolverhampton City Centre Metro extension signals continuing progress

A significant concrete pour has taken place on Railway Drive in Wolverhampton for the Metro extension which links bus and train with tram signalling that the project remains on track following a return to site earlier in the summer. The...

REMINDER: Multi-million pound investment to prevent railway landslips at Bearsted in Kent starts this weekend

Preparatory works for cutting reinforcement project start on Saturday. Buses will replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International. Passengers are advised to plan ahead for work on the line between Maidstone East and Ashford International which starts this weekend.  Network...

Network Rail partners with Thales to advance their digital ambitions in the UK

Thales will develop and implement a new signaling communications system, known as an Online Key Management System (OKMS), on the East Coast Main Line of Network Rail. This system should go live in 2023. It will then be rolled out...

Major investment into West Coast main line railway signals

A once in a generation investment is being made to improve railway signalling on a key section of the West Coast main line in the North West. The £45m Great North Rail Project investment by Network Rail will see 56...