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Clacton rail depot sees biggest investment in years with new train lifting facility

A new train lifting facility has been installed at Greater Anglia’s Clacton rail depot to accommodate the operator's fleet of Stadler bi-mode trains – even though lockdown almost threw the project into jeopardy.

Essential repair work to close city centre tram stop

Essential Metrolink maintenance work will take place in August resulting in some temporary disruption to city centre services.

Passengers urged to travel either side of August bank holiday as rail upgrades take place between Birmingham and London

Major railway upgrades are taking place between the West Midlands and London this August bank holiday to make journeys more reliable for passengers and freight customers in future.

Harsco Rail signs its first-ever contract with Hungarian Railways

Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) has announced that its Rail division has signed a $10.3 million contract with MÁV FKG Kft-t to provide it with an EU 20-stone rail grinder.

Historic Bookham station on track for a full refurbishment thanks to Network Rail

Work is underway to refresh Bookham station, a Grade II listed building in Surrey, to improve passenger journeys and preserve the much-loved structure.

South Western Railway stations set to receive facelift after £1.5 million investment

South Western Railway (SWR) has announced that the company is spending over £1.5 million on re-painting stations across the network. The first phase of the...

Rail Regulator: More needs to be done to tackle impact on safety from climate change

More needs to be done to tackle the impacts of climate change on the railway, which has seen risks increase over the last year,...

Improvements being made to Broxbourne car park

Work has started to create 300 new car parking spaces at a Hertfordshire railway station. Greater Anglia has leased an area at the back of...

Transport for Wales begin redecoration of Cardiff Central station

Transport for Wales has begun work to transform the appearance of Wales' busiest station as part of their Station Improvement Vision. TfW is delighted to...

Embankment reinforcement protects services on the Sudbury branch line

Essential work to reinforce the embankment and protect the tracks on the Sudbury branch line has been carried out to prevent delays and cancellations...

Fugro wins Innovate UK ‘First of a Kind’ funding to support rail industry innovation

Fugro is one of the successful companies to win innovation funding from Innovate UK’s 'First of a Kind' (FOAK2020) competition under the theme of optimised and cost-effective rail...

West of England improvement works update – vital passenger upgrades are progressing well

The work to deliver vital improvements for passengers across Somerset and Dorset has successfully passed the half-way point as Network Rail engineers continue to...
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South Western Railway announces start date for new Managing Director

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Train depot improvements, new trains and station upgrades help Northern mark first anniversary

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UV light is used to sanitise escalators on the Tyne and Wear Metro in its latest COVID secure measure

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evo-rail to deliver rail-5G to UK railways

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