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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.

New York City subway station reopens 17 years after 9/11

The infrastructure of the former Cortlandt station was completely destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks when the World Trade Centre collapsed.

New Moscow Metro stations inspired by Waterloo and Pennsylvania stations

Work is almost complete on two new Moscow Metro surface stations that have been inspired by prominent stations from around the world.

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

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