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Mother Goose lays eggs inside York station concourse

Four freshly laid goose eggs in a nest. A rare enough site in the wild, but inside a railway station? Taking advantage of the current lockdown, during which the most-visible people in major stations...

Plans submitted for new station at Soham

Network Rail has submitted a planning application to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permission to build a new station at Soham, on the Ely to Newmarket line. The application seeks permission to build the...

Rail unions concerned at plans to increase rail services

As talk continues about reopening Britain’s economy, which will need transport measures in place to get factory and office workers into and out of work every day, the leaders of Britain's three main rail unions - ASLEF,...

New interim rail programme director at WMRE

Amanda White, former head of rail with Transport for Greater Manchester, has appointed to be West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE)’s new interim programme director, to work on the development of railway stations in the West Midlands.

Bristol Temple Meads illuminated in blue for the NHS

This week, it was the turn of Network Rail’s Bristol Temple Meads station to be lit up in blue to show solidarity with front-line NHS staff and key workers across the country. To coincide...

New Mills footbridge refurbished

Refurbishment of a historic railway footbridge has been completed at New Mills Newtown station in the Derbyshire Peak District. The stairs and overbridge were strengthened and the 157-year-old steel structure has been grit blasted...

Another three Network Rail stations go blue for the NHS

Three key Network Rail stations have turned blue to show their support for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic. To coincide with the weekly tribute to NHS, care staff, health professionals and other key...

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...

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To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...

Mace to lead Programme Support Office for Northern Powerhouse Rail

International consultancy and construction company Mace has been appointed by Transport for the North (TfN) to lead the Programme Support Office for...

Russia: only railway bridge to Murmansk collapses

The sole railway bridge that connects Murmansk in northern Russia with the rest of the country has collapsed due to the weight...

1,200 sleepers to be replaced on Tay Bridge

More than 1,200 sleepers are being replaced on the Tay Bridge, the longest railway structure in Scotland. One in...