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Signalling and Telecoms

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The railway line to Clacton on Sea in Essex is to be upgraded over weekends until the end of October 2020. Nearly 3/4 mile of track will be replaced along with 1512...

Siemens Mobility awarded Core Valley Lines contract

As part of its Core Valley Lines Transformation programme, Transport for Wales has awarded a three-year contract to Siemens Mobility to cover the renewal and replacement of lineside signalling infrastructure, as well as the creation of...

Thalys renews passenger Wi-Fi contract with Icomera

Thalys, the high-speed rail operator that operates international services between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, has renewed its contract with Icomera to continue delivering reliable, high quality passenger Wi-Fi on its services.

Mott MacDonald working on improving the railway’s response to signalling failure

Engineering and design consultant Mott MacDonald is undertaking its first piece of work for the new Network Rail design services framework, supporting the development of a new system to support degraded mode working on the railway during...

Class investigation into signalling operation

RAIB has investigated the effects on human performance in signalling operation following "numerous incidents in which signaller decision-making has been pivotal" The work of signallers, hidden away in signal boxes and control centres, is...

HS2 opens procurement competition for signalling and slab track

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first rail systems procurement competitions have commenced - for track and signalling. Four new contract opportunities cover the design and...

Signalling Challenge for Crossrail

Crossrail has many complex systems but providing the entire route with a new signalling system is one of the biggest challenges. It is a highly complex arrangement, with many interfaces between different new and legacy systems,...

New MerseyRail ‘connected’ trains

Merseyrail is the commuter rail network serving Liverpool and is one of the most heavily used urban railway networks outside London. It consists of two dedicated DC third-rail electrified lines known as the Northern line and Wirral...

HS2 opens procurement for operational telecoms

High Speed Two (HS2) has begun the search for a specialist contractor to deliver 230km of state-of-the-art telecommunications systems which will connect up the UK’s new high speed rail link between London, Birmingham and the north of...

Government to fund digital signalling on East Coast main line

The government has announced that it will invest £350 million to make the East Coast main line into Britain’s first mainline digital rail link by installing state-of-the art electronic signalling designed to cut journey times and slash...

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Edinburgh-Glasgow line, shut by flooding, to reopen 21 September

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Bodies excavated from Euston to clear space for HS2 to be reburied at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey.

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