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Mainline bridge replacement at Reading Station designed by Gifford

An intensive programme of works over the Christmas and New Year period has seen the successful replacement of the rail bridge over the Caversham Road just to the west of Reading Station carrying nine lines of the track between...

New First Class Lounge opens at Sheffield station

Sheffield’s Master Cutler, Bill Speirs, and senior representatives from a host of the region’s key businesses joined East Midlands Trains to mark the official opening of Sheffield station’s brand new First Class Lounge. Designed to build even further on East...

Improvements at Wellingborough station give passengers a lift and speed up journey times

Work has started at Wellingborough station to provide passengers with step-free access between the station entrance and platforms, making the railway more accessible for everyone. The project, which is being jointly funded by Network Rail and the government’s national Access...

Marylebone station roof refurbishment complete

Morgan Sindall has unveiled the newly refurbished Marylebone Station roof which has been renovated on behalf of Network Rail. The £4 million project began in May 2010 and involved the installation of 2,160 square metres of new glazing and 2,520...

Online e-ticket rail sales reach £5m mark

CrossCountry has announced today that it has sold nearly 170,000 print-at-home ‘e-tickets’ since the rail operator launched the online initiative in November 2008. With over £5m worth of tickets sold and nearly 19,000 sold during November and December alone, customers...

South West Trains complete £650k new look for Hounslow station

A new look station for Hounslow was today officially unveiled to the public following a four month refurbishment programme to create a modern station environment, fit for the needs of today’s passengers. Passengers using Hounslow station are now greeted by...

Wandsworth Town station upgrade begins

Work started this week to prepare for the construction of a new entrance and ticket office at Wandsworth Town station, providing better facilities for passengers. The new entrance and ticket office, located on Old York Road, will include a new...

Work starts on improvements as Diss station

Work to increase car parking capacity at National Express East Anglia’s (NXEA) Diss station has commenced as part of a £400k investment to construct an additional 60 space surface car park at the station. This project is part of...

Network Rail shows support for charity

Passengers travelling through London Bridge station this month will be met with a powerful message from Network Rail’s charity partner Cancer Research UK. Network Rail has teamed up with its chosen charity and donated a giant billboard at London...

£22m investment to modernise Byker to Tynemouth Metro line

Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to spend more than £22m in the comprehensive modernisation of the route between Byker and Tynemouth in spring 2011. This huge programme will mean a Major Line Closure of...

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Fugro to conduct RILA survey of Network Rail’s Western route

Network Rail has contracted Fugro to conduct a RILA survey of a major part the rail network...

Welsh railways to receive up to £65 million to help keep services running

The Welsh Government has announced that it will spend up to £65 million over the next six months to ensure train services...

3Squared and East Midlands Railway sign five-year extension agreement

3Squared, the Sheffield-based rail technology specialists, has announced that it has signed an extension with East Midlands Railway (EMR) for the train...

Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff for keeping freight and critical...

Transport for London to extend use of RISQS supplier qualification scheme

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its use of rail-industry body RSSB’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which will now be...