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Christmas and COVID – yet the work goes on…

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a two-edge sword for the railway industry. The disease itself has been dreadful, with a number of railway workers and tens of thousands of the population dying from it and many times more infected...

Station parking projects

Passengers are set to benefit from £15m of improvements to car parking facilities at stations across England after four schemes made successful bids for rail industry funding.The successful projects, to be delivered by the train operators, will see single...

Mace on target to hit New Street apprentice pledge

Fifty-six apprentices are now working on the ambitious Gateway project at Birmingham New Street station and Mace, Network Rail's delivery partner, looks set to achieve its target of bringing more than 100 unemployed young people into work by 2015.While...

BS11000 Hitchin Alliance for Network Rail and HOCHTIEF

Just before the 23 June this year, the BBC issued the following dire warnings: “Motorists are being warned about road closures and possible delays ahead of a rock concert in Hertfordshire. Up to 80,000 people are expected to attend the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ concert at Knebworth Park. Police said there will be a number [...]

ABB equipment to upgrade Network Rail’s Southern Region distribution system

ABB has won a contract from Network Rail to design, manufacture and supply 15 modular medium voltage (MV) switchboards in housings, based on its ZX1.2 gas insulated switchgear, for the current Southern DC traction power supply enhancement project.The new...

Network Rail appoints new head of retail

Network Rail has appointed Gavin McKechnie to join its property division, as head of retail.Mr McKechnie will have overall responsibility for retail within the organisation, with a focus on the enhancement and expansion of the retail estate at some...

Twice as many passengers and freight to use the railway by 2035

Twice as many passengers and a doubling of freight by 2035 is predicted in a new document published today, looking at long term planning for the rail industry, 'Planning Ahead'.With our roads getting more congested and the need to...

Passenger and freight numbers set to double

Twice as many passengers and a doubling of freight by 2035 is predicted in a new document published today, looking at long term planning for the rail industry, 'Planning Ahead'.With our roads getting more congested and the need to...

Edinburgh to Glasgow improvements programme contracts awarded

Network Rail has awarded £10m-worth of contracts as work on a new, £1bn programme to enhance rail services and infrastructure in Scotland’s central belt gets underway.Carillion will begin work on the electrification of Edinburgh’s Haymarket north...

Network Rail explores options to improve Staffordshire railways

Network Rail is exploring options to improve the railway in and around Stafford to deliver a more reliable network for passengers. Ideas are being developed for the main line in the vicinity of Norton Bridge, with initial assessment work...

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