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Bristol bridge to be replaced

The railway bridge over Gipsy Patch Lane in Little Stoke, South Gloucestershire, near to Patchway station, is to be replaced between Sunday 25 October and Friday 6 November to allow a widened road to run underneath...

Weekend work at Whaley Bridge will close railway in November

Essential upgrade work to two railway bridges in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, will affect local rail journeys next month. The structures will be made safe and reliable to secure the future of its...

Railway bridge to be replaced at Crofton, West Yorkshire

Work to reconstruct the railway bridge at Doncaster Road in Crofton, West Yorkshire, will begin on Monday 19 October. The bridge, which carries the Knottingley to Leeds line and was built in 1880, has been struck by...

Historic rail bridge improved near Darlington

Teams from Network Rail have carried out improvement work on Skerne Bridge in Darlington, the oldest railway bridge in the world in continuous use, before its 195th anniversary this weekend. They have removed plants...

Preston’s railway station gets impressive new glazing

A £600,000 restoration project on Preston station’s glazed frontage has seen the North side of the 140-year-old station transformed with new glazing and a specially designed window frame system. The wooden frames...

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...

Welsh railway bridge at Crumlin to be replaced

Network Rail is upgrading the River Ebbw railway bridge in Crumlin, South Wales, in a £5 million project that involves replacing the current bridge deck, which is only capable of carrying a single railway track, with...

NCB/Certifer partnership awarded Notified Body contract for Rail Baltica

Network Certification Body (NCB) and Certifer are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract by the Joint Venture of the Baltic States, RB Rail AS, to provide Notified Body (NoBo) assessment services for...

New bridge for Catford over August Bank Holiday

Network Rail will be replacing a 130-year-old bridge at Catford, South East London, as part of its programme of engineering works this August Bank Holiday, which will affect some journeys in Kent and South East London.

Rail Minister visits Plymouth to discuss Brunel Plaza regeneration

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has visited Plymouth to meet those responsible for the regeneration of Brunel Plaza, a scheme that involves an upgrade for Plymouth Railway Station along with a major revamp of the surrounding area.

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.