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Network Rail enhancement budget cut by £1bn

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has confirmed, in a written answer to a question from Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon,...

King’s Cross station lit in purple for #PurpleLightUp

Passengers travelling through King’s Cross on Thursday 3 December may have been surprised to see the Western Concourse bathed in purple light.

New MD appointed at South Western Railway

Claire Mann has been appointed managing director of South Western Railway (SWR), to start early in 2021. With more...

Gresham Worldwide acquires Relec Electronics

Premium power electronics and display technology specialist Relec Electronics has been acquired by Gresham Worldwide, bolstering the group’s presence in the UK...

Rail Project News

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing...

Rail People News

New MD appointed at South Western Railway

Claire Mann has been appointed managing director of South Western Railway (SWR), to start early in 2021. With more...

New commercial director for Story Scotland

Story Contracting has appointed Bobby Forbes to be Commercial Director of its Story Scotland division. Bobby, who brings with...

New Chief Constable for BTP

Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP) and will take up her appointment early in...

30 new apprentices for Alstom

Alstom has a long tradition of taking on apprentices, and this year it has welcomed 30 new apprentices to its UK business,...

Latest Rail News

New commercial director for Story Scotland

Story Contracting has appointed Bobby Forbes to be Commercial Director of its Story Scotland division. Bobby, who brings with...

New look planned for Stoke-on-Trent station

Stoke-on-Trent railway station is to have a new look as part of a £29 million grant from the government’s Transforming Cities Fund,...

Heritage station bench restored

The heritage of a Grade II listed bench at Scarborough railway station has been protected by a Network Rail project that will...

New Chief Constable for BTP

Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP) and will take up her appointment early in...

Northampton university wins award for its railway heritage

The University of Northampton has won a coveted heritage award for keeping one foot firmly in the past. Opened...

Go-Ahead contracts TMHI to maintain its new trains in Bavaria

Go-Ahead Bavaria, which has been commissioned by the BEG and the...

Historic well uncovered during West Midlands Metro construction

An old and forgotten fountain, 8.5 metres deep, has been uncovered during...

Hydrogen-powered train now approved and tested in Austria

The world's first hydrogen fuel cell train, Alstom's Coradia iLint, has just...

Alstom to take over Bombardier on 29 January 2021

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom has come a step closer...

Fatal accident at Network Rail’s Eastleigh facility

A Network Rail worker has died in an accident at the Eastleigh...

Hull Trains back on track for Christmas

Hull Trains will resume services from 3 December as the open access...

Must Read

Emergency power – why settle for standard?

For too long, power supplies have been treated as an after-thought to the main design project. It is when all the...

What next for Vivarail?

The imperative to decarbonise the railway has been the subject of various reports, conferences, and research grants, although, in reality, little...

Low-adhesion Modelling

Some aspects of railways are still not completely understood, nearly 200 years after the railways were first developed. Indeed, your writer...

Steaming on through Covid

Train operators have had a hard time during covid - open access operators even more so. but what about the heritage railways?

The archaeology of HS2

To discover the past, archaeologists often dig a trench across a historical site. However, HS2 is digging a trench from London to...

Eyes on the network

Passengers and staff increasingly rely on information about journeys, networks and other facilities to ease circulation around the transport system. A...

Rolling Stock and Fleet

First ‘new’ train for East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new Class 170 ‘Tubostar’ regional fleet.  The new trains will initially run on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop, offering EMR Regional customers a more modern and reliable unit with free Wi-Fi. They are also the first trains on the EMR network to use the permanent, East Midlands Railway...

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at...

Hitachi Rail celebrates five years of building trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail has now been building trains in the North East for five years, as Thursday 3 September marked the five-year...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world’s largest train manufacturer, China Railway...

Rail Related Videos from YouTube

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Video: Reopening Queensbury Tunnel

In West Yorkshire, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as part of an ambitious cycle network is approaching a critical point with the completion of on-site investigations by engineers acting for Bradford Council. Once complete, their study will inform decision-making about the viability of repairing the tunnel – parts of which are in […]
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Video: Rhondda Tunnel Detailed Examination

In South Wales, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as a foot and cycle path has passed a crucial milestone with the completion of a detailed examination into its condition. Connecting two former coal mining valleys, it’s hoped that Rhondda Tunnel will boost the local economy by enticing tourists and creating jobs. But […]
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Take a tour of San Francisco’s new Chinatown underground station

Twelve stories below street level, workers have now begun installing a yellow waterproofing barrier to get the station ready for the project's December 2019 opening.
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CRRC to invest $50m in New York subway train concept

CRRC has presented New York's public transport operator MTA with its vision for the subway train of the future.
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CCTV footage taken moments before Milan train crash released

The video shows the train travelling through Pioltello-Limito station on its way to Porta Garibaldi, with sparks flying as at least one carriage scrapes a platform edge.
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9 terrifying near misses at level crossings

Level crossing safety is no joke.

Railway Stations

King’s Cross station lit in purple for #PurpleLightUp

Passengers travelling through King’s Cross on Thursday 3 December may have been surprised to see the Western Concourse bathed in purple light.

New look planned for Stoke-on-Trent station

Stoke-on-Trent railway station is to have a new look as part of a £29 million grant from the government’s Transforming Cities Fund,...

Heritage station bench restored

The heritage of a Grade II listed bench at Scarborough railway station has been protected by a Network Rail project that will...

£1.2 million facelift for Burgess Hill station

Two 50-metre canopies over the platforms at Burgess Hill station have been replaced by Network Rail, which has also made a...

Rail Events

Railtex/Infrarail postponed until September 2021

The UK’s major railway industry exhibitions, Railtex 2021 and Infrarail 2021, have been postponed to 7-9 September 2021. The...

Virtual trade mission to Canada

With the lockdown continuing, and international travel difficult, the Railway Industry Association and the UK’s Department for International Trade are partnering to...

RIA Annual Conference final day

Day three of this year’s Rail Industry Association (RIA) Annual Conference began with "Rebooting UK Rail Exports", a panel session on...

Rail Infrastructure

Are we nearly there yet?

Gypsy Patch Lane underbridge, between Bristol and South Wales on the Great Western Main Line, is a crucial link between the...

Anderton Concrete experiences increasing demand for offsite manufacturing

The use of offsite manufacturing is a growing trend in railway infrastructure engineering, as it leads to improved quality and reduced...

Grade II listed footbridge reopens at Prudhoe station

The Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe station has been opened for passengers after a major project to strengthen, clean and...

Moving a signal box overnight

A disused signal box in Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, has been moved to a new location just 100 metres from its original location, so...

Signalling and Telecoms

Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital...

Moving a signal box overnight

A disused signal box in Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, has been moved to a new location just 100 metres from its original location, so...

Combatting signalling failures

Signalling failures have always had the ability to cause delay to train services and, whilst modern signalling technology is designed to...

Driving innovation in signalling

Innovation seems to be the latest buzz word. Recent conferences and seminars, as reported in Rail Engineer, have focussed very much...