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Season ticket holders need clarity

While rail travel has been cut back to key workers only, and everyone else is working from home, where does that leave the thousands of season-ticket holders who have spent a lot of money on them?

Leeds: Growing pains

Leeds is vibrant and thriving, its cityscape undergoing perpetual transformation as glass and steel are jemmied into gaps between historic buildings - industrial, commercial, civic - many of which are, in turn, evolving for modern city living.

Affordable by Design: Market Harborough station revisited

In spring 2019 (issue 179, June 2019), Rail Engineer reported on the considerable work that was being undertaken at Market Harborough on the Midland main line; not just on the route itself but also on the station...

Plans for transparent roof at Leeds station

ETFE, which has been used at Birmingham New Street, Carlisle Citadel, and Manchester Piccadilly stations, is much lighter than glass, offers greater light transmission and is shatterproof.

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.

Study launched for Bordeaux Saint Jean station upgrade

The study will scope the requirements and costs for new border control and security facilities to allow passengers to travel directly to London St Pancras without the need to change trains.

Search for developer to transform Sydney underground station into a world-renowned attraction

Transport minister Andrew Constance said the government is seeking expressions of interest from Australia and around the world to transform the hidden station space.

HS2 reveals designs for Curzon Street and Interchange stations

HS2 has released concept images of two of its brand new stations: Curzon Street in Birmingham and Interchange in Solihull.

Demolition work complete at Glasgow Queen Street station

Once completed in 2020, the redeveloped Glasgow Queen Street station will provide extended platforms for longer trains of up to eight carriages and an expanded concourse with more circulation space.

NSW awards $379m contract for Sydney’s first integrated metro station development

As part of the first value capture agreement on Sydney Metro, the NSW Government will receive $355 million for the air rights above the new metro station and the contracted company will deliver new commercial buildings, pedestrian connections and retail space.

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Season ticket holders need clarity

While rail travel has been cut back to key workers only, and everyone else is working from...

Signalling – faults and interventions

How MECX Group has built a reputation for problem solving While the large signalling schemes catch all the headlines,...

Railway depot becomes bottling plant

Southern Railway has turned one of its depots into a hand sanitiser bottling plant to meet the needs...

Luton station staff support local hospital

Thameslink railway personnel rallied round to give support following an appeal made by Luton and Dunstable Hospital for food and personal items...

Network Rail to support suppliers by paying bills ‘immediately’

In these troubled times, Network Rail has announced that it is giving thousands of British firms a vital...