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Network Rail receives DfT funding to improve Peckham Rye station

Network Rail has received £1 million from the Department for Transport to develop designs for Peckham Rye station, to make it more accessible with more capacity and better facilities for passengers. Peckham Rye is...

New report examines future design of local stations

A report commissioned by Network Rail which looked into the future of railway station design has been published by Design Council. ThinkStation provides a framework for the future design of local stations following a wide-reaching engagement exercise...

Approval given to start work at Soham station

East Cambridgeshire District Council has given the go-ahead for the proposed new station at Soham to be built. Network Rail can now proceed with starting the early enabling works this autumn. Cambridgeshire and Peterborough...

Contract signed for three year restoration of Bristol Temple Meads

Bristol Temple Meads station is set to be brought back to its former glory as a huge restoration programme gets underway this summer.   Network Rail has signed Taziker to be the primary contractor in a three-year refurbishment of the famous...

Work commences to improve Victorian drainage at Manchester Victoria station

Work is commencing on a scheme to prevent flooding around Manchester Victoria station. The Department for Transport is investing £1 million in the critical scheme, which will bring drainage systems around the 166-year old station into the...

First step towards new HS2 station at Euston completed

Preparations at London Euston for the construction of HS2 have taken the next step with the demolition of the station’s western ramp and canopy. Removal of the structure, which has been in place since...

HS2 reveals list of bidders for Curzon Street station

HS2 has revealed the names of the construction firms in the running to build Birmingham Curzon Street station – which will be the high-speed rail project’s city centre terminus. The companies that will be...

Newcastle Central Station access improvements obtain Listed Building Consent

Proposed access improvements to Newcastle Central station have taken a major step forward after planners have granted Listed Building Consent in this, the station’s, 170th year. Last year Newcastle City Council and partners announced...

Shottle signalling moves forward

A 110-year-old signal box, originally from Oddingley Crossing in Worcestershire, has been lifted into position at Shottle station on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Derbyshire. The project initially started...

New lifts improve access at Lichfield Trent Valley station

Passengers who use Lichfield Trent Valley station will find access much easier after two new lifts have opened at the station. These now provide passengers with step-free access between the West Coast main line...

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