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Friday, April 10, 2020

Rail Projects


It’s HS2, but not as we know it

So, HS2 is going ahead, much to the relief of many in the railway construction industry. The report of the Oakervee Review has been published, and it recommended that, “on balance”, Ministers should proceed...

Even a quiet Christmas is a busy time

Christmas is a special time of year. To religious Christians, it’s a time for celebration and worship. To others, it’s a time for celebration, family and parties. And to railway workers, it’s a time to get dressed...

A Great (Western) Christmas

One of the many projects that took place over the Christmas period involved the Great Western main line between London and Slough. There was no major headline project, but the opportunity of the two-day train service shutdown...

Finishing off the fourth track between Bedford and Kettering

Apart from the electrification of the section of route from London St. Pancras to Bedford in the late 1970s, the Midland main line has had few upgrades of any significance throughout its existence, until the current major...

Advances in railway cybersecurity

As railways become increasingly dependant on digital technologies, with IP used for devices from CCTV cameras to mission-critical train control systems, they also need to protect themselves by ensuring they have robust cyber security.

Transmashholding acquires South African rolling stock facility

The facility will become TMH's only production site in Africa. It will be used to assemble, maintain and refurbish diesel and electric locomotives as well as coaches for South Africa and the rest of the continent.

£350m loan agreed for Crossrail cost overrun

The Department for Transport has signed off a £350 million loan to help cover the rising cost of Crossrail.

Derby resignalling – 79 days later

In July, Network Rail embarked on a £200 million remodelling of Derby station and the railway that surrounds it. The project team had 79 days to complete the work and it would have to do so, for the most part, without closing the station.

Early works award for Skanska on Mälaren line in Sweden

Sweden's transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Skanska a €29 million contract for early works on the Mälaren line.

Audit launched into Rail Baltica

The audit's main aim is to understand whether the existing procurement and contracting models are efficient and enable an effective and economic delivery of the Rail Baltica project.

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Bombardier to restart train production and heavy maintenance in UK

Bombardier Transportation UK ‘paused’ rolling stock production at its Derby site, heavy maintenance at Ilford and component...

Network Rail opens Birmingham New Street as NHS clinic

Network Rail is providing a former retail space at Birmingham New Street station for the NHS to use as an outpatient clinic...

Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have got together...

Rail workers uncover shrine in ancient cave

Rail workers repairing a landslip repair near Guildford have uncovered a small cave believed to be from the 14th century.

Former trainee is new director at Nexus

Stuart Clarke has secured the role of Metro Infrastructure Director at Nexus - a role which will see him head up all...