Translink is preparing to carryout an important vegetation management programme that will ensure high safety and service standards along the Bangor railway line. Running from mid January until the end of March 2011, the work will take place along the...
Train operator East Coast has launched a scheme to encourage rail passengers to car share when travelling to Darlington station to catch their trains. A number of bays in the station’s car park have been allocated for use only by...

Breaking the ice

With winter not yet at its harshest, it’s likely that severe weather will have yet more impact on the smooth running of the railway. Ice has the ability to form on any surface. When it develops on the conductor...
GO! Co-operative Limited trading as GOCO, a multi-stakeholder sustainable travel co-operative, has announced that it is to trial a unique ‘low carbon’ local rail service in Hampshire this month. It will be the first time that a co-operative...
TransLink is urging customers to avoid non-essential travel today (Wednesday 12 January) and to stay home where possible in the difficult weather conditions. TransLink Chief Executive Officer Peter Strachan said bus and train services were continuing to...
DB Schenker has accepted a new fleet of 12 wagons from Nottinghamshire based manufacturer WH Davis to be used on rail freight services for Tarmac, the UK's largest quarrying company and leading supplier of construction materials. The...
The lifeblood of any city is its transportation network and Birmingham is no exception, being at the heart of a sprawling conglomeration of waterways, motorways and railways. To alleviate some of the traffic pressure burdening the strategically vital A38...
Whatever you might read in the papers, the rail industry has a first-rate reputation for safety. According to the Rail Safety & Standards Board, it is “1,500 times safer than motorcycling, over 500 times safer than walking and 30...

Ice on the line

December is an in-between month so far as weather goes. Hopefully the worst of the delays caused by ‘leaves on the line’ are over, and the ‘wrong sort of snow” normally hasn’t arrived yet. However, there is one problem...
Engineers constructing the new Airdrie-Bathgate line - what will soon become the longest domestic passenger railway to be built in the UK for a century - have made extensive use of retaining wall technology from geotechnical and construction specialists...