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Links to Stratford-upon-Avon growing

Thanks to its Bard, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the UK’s greatest tourist attractions and yet, until relatively recently, it had few direct rail services from the capital and only a slow hourly stopping service connecting it with Birmingham. The...

Cambrian trail signals new era

The UK has at last joined the ERTMS club. With its partial commissioning of the Cambrian line, Britain has reached a milestone in the future of rail signalling. Eventually, ERTMS (or more correctly ETCS - European Train Control System)...

Airdale-Bathgate project nears completion

What a difference two years makes! As the Airdrie-Bathgate project nears completion, it has transformed the landscape along its route. Before starting its contract to lay track and install the overhead line equipment back in October 2008, Balfour Beatty...

ABB’s $55 million order from Stadler Rail

ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won orders worth about $55 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail for equipment that will help to maximize the reliability and energy efficiency of rolling stock for two Swiss rail...

High speed line essential to West Coast, influential rail strategy finds

A new high-speed line between London, Birmingham and Manchester will be essential in preventing overcrowding on the busy west coast main line, a Network Rail report has found. The report, the west coast main line route utilisation...

Network Rail kicks off search for development partner for Glasgow’s Queen Street Station

Network Rail have launched the search for a development partner to undertake commercial development at Queen Street Station in Glasgow. The development will provide enhanced station facilities for passengers and a landmark mixed-use development in...

Stourbridge Shuttle tops half a million passengers

More than half a million passenger journeys have been made on London Midland’s operation between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town since conventional trains were replaced by innovative railcars, built by Parry People Movers Ltd, in mid-2009.  The 500,000th passenger...

Landmark Newport Station combines iconic design with engineering excellence

Newport train station redevelopment, opening on the 13 September, represents a step change in transport design with a featherweight plastic covering that is a hundred times lighter than glass and requires a fraction of the steel...

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Roman busts uncovered in HS2 dig on display at Discover Bucks Museum

Visitors to the Discover Bucks Museum in Aylesbury will soon be given the opportunity to see the incredibly rare...