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Network Rail to supply references to suppliers seeking overseas contracts

UK suppliers looking to win overseas contracts or export opportunities will, from 1 May, be able to obtain a reference from Network Rail. Network Rail’s move to provide references for UK suppliers with overseas...

West Midlands Interchange receives Development Consent

The Secretary of State for Transport has approved the Development Consent Order for the proposed new West Midlands Interchange (WMI) in Staffordshire. There is now a six-week period in which the decision may be...

Critical workers keep the railway running during Covid-19

Network Rail workers around the country are helping to keep the railway running reliably during the coronavirus pandemic to allow vital freight and passenger services to continue. Based at the Rail’s rail operating centre...

North East rail workers support NHS with donations of PPE

Operations staff working for Network Rail in the North East are doing their bit to support the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis by donating spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff at Hexham General Hospital.

Rail freight “working tirelessly” to support communities and businesses

The rail freight industry is playing a crucial role in keeping goods moving throughout the Covid-19 outbreak by launching dedicated services to transport critical supplies, according to FTA and the Rail Freight Group (RFG).

Brandon station redevelopment to go ahead

Improvement plans for Brandon station are now to go ahead after Breckland Council has confirmed that Greater Anglia’s redevelopment plans are lawful under permitted development regulations. The train operator has been granted a Certificate...

New MD for Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture working on HS2

Balfour Beatty Vinci, the joint venture that is working as a main civil engineering contractor for HS2,  has announced the appointment of Michael Dyke as managing director, responsible for providing strategic leadership for the delivery of its...

LNER introduces FutureLabs to encourage rail innovation

LNER FutureLabs is a new innovation programme from London North Eastern Railway (LNER) that aims to fast-track digital and tech developments into the rail industry. It provides an opportunity for tech and digital start-ups...

Manchester Piccadilly Super Hub to be at heart of new northern transport network, report states

Three rail experts have published a report that sets out the need to accelerate plans for a northern transport revolution and proposes incremental rail improvements to help kick-start the North’s economy back into action.

Plans submitted for new station at Soham

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permission to build a new station at Soham, on the Ely to Newmarket line. The application seeks permission to build the...

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Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...

Mace to lead Programme Support Office for Northern Powerhouse Rail

International consultancy and construction company Mace has been appointed by Transport for the North (TfN) to lead the Programme Support Office for...

Russia: only railway bridge to Murmansk collapses

The sole railway bridge that connects Murmansk in northern Russia with the rest of the country has collapsed due to the weight...

1,200 sleepers to be replaced on Tay Bridge

More than 1,200 sleepers are being replaced on the Tay Bridge, the longest railway structure in Scotland. One in...