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£216.2 million contract awarded for East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast network, bolstered by a £216.2 million contract award for the Rail Electrification Alliance.

New footbridge at Westgate-on-Sea

Westgate-on-Sea station in Kent has a new footbridge giving stepped access between the station’s two platforms over the tracks of the Chatham Main Line. As part of an £800,000 replacement project, a...

GTR’s Southern, Great Northern and Gatwick Express fleets to be updated

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is to undertake a five-year, £55 million programme to modernise the Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’ fleets. The 270 trains, owned by leasing company Porterbrook, will...

HS2 tunnel segment factory building complete

Structural work on the temporary pre-cast factory that will produce tunnel wall segments for HS2’s 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnels, has been completed at the south portal site, next to the M25. All of...

Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly. The first stage of the project, which will see the reinstatement of 19...

Narborough station footbridge to be removed, repaired, repainted and replaced

An £800,000 project to strengthen, refurbish and brighten up the footbridge at Narborough station in Leicestershire will take three months to complete. From Monday 21 September, work will be undertaken to remove...

Weekend work to improves Clacton on Sea line in Essex

The railway line to Clacton on Sea in Essex is to be upgraded over weekends until the end of October 2020. Nearly 3/4 mile of track will be replaced along with 1512...

Wessex bridge strengthening contract confirmed

A contract to carry out strengthening work to three railway bridges on the Wessex route in the South of England has been awarded by Network Rail. Dyer and Butler – part of...

Possible half-hourly passenger service between Alloa and Longannet

Passenger services could be reinstated between Clackmannanshire and Fife in Scotland, depending on the outcome of the next phase of development work between Alloa and Longannet. Network...

King’s Cross work planned a year ahead

Network Rail has confirmed the schedule for its work at King’s Cross over the next year. The £1.2 billion East Coast Upgrade will deliver improved reliability and punctuality for passengers and will...

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First apprentices for new Siemens train factory begin training at Selby College

The first 12 apprentices to be employed by Siemens Mobility for its planned rail facility in Goole,...

Alstom signs agreement to purchase Bombardier Transportation

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom moved closer as Alstom announced that it signed the sale and purchase agreement with Bombardier...

£216.2 million contract awarded for East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast...

Edinburgh-Glasgow line, shut by flooding, to reopen 21 September

The line between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk, which was partially washed away near Polmont when the Union Canal burst its banks...

Bodies excavated from Euston to clear space for HS2 to be reburied at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey has been chosen for the site of reburials for those exhumed during excavations at St James’s Gardens in...