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New station gets council thumbs up – with one important caveat

Councillors have said they back plans for a new Cambridge South station – but want to know more about environmental protections being put in...

Initiative to inspire pupils to consider a career in rail a “great success”

A pilot programme to inspire young people to consider a career in rail has been hailed as a great success. Network Rail and The Talent...

Upgrade project begins in Barnsley

Engineers have started work to upgrade a bridge over the railway in Dodworth, Barnsley. The work, Network Rail said, will ensure it remains fit for...

Final work to strengthen viaduct going ahead

Work is going ahead on Saturday 15 January to finish strengthening Landport Viaduct, one of Portsmouth’s most prominent Victorian railway structures. The viaduct, built in...

Project to install new lifts at Smethwick Rolfe Street starts next week

Smethwick Rolfe Street station is getting new passenger lifts, with work to install them beginning next week. The lifts are a £6.1million investment from Network...

New on-board system will spot leaves on the line and other low-adhesion hazards

Researchers are getting together to develop an on-board solution to spot low-adhesion track hazards, such as leaves on the line. Low adhesion is caused by...

Work completed on Hamilton rail bridge

Work has finished on a railway bridge near Hamilton Street station in Scotland. The improvements to the bridge, on Quarry Street, involved steelworks, masonry repairs...

Track work taking place to improve reliability for London to Cambridge journeys

Work to improve travel between London and Cambridge, Stansted and Kings Lynn starts this month. Lasting until June, the work will include track, bridge and...

Engineers complete major upgrades in Anglia, Shropshire and the Western region

As well as work in areas such as Manchester and Leeds, engineers were working across the country over the festive period to modernise our...

Flooding prevention work goes ahead on West Coast Main Line

Work to prevent flooding on the West Coast Main Line begins today (Tuesday, 4 January). The aim is to improve journeys running between Milton Keynes...

Major rail improvements completed in Manchester

Network Rail teams have now finished a major upgrade to track and signalling equipment in Manchester. More than 100 people carried out the work between...

Biggest track upgrade in 20 years at Leeds station is complete

Network Rail has said the most significant track upgrade at Leeds station for two decades has now been completed. It said the improvements would provide...
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Major changes at the top of TfL

Transport for London (TfL) has announced its new, leaner-structured executive team, which is reduced from the original 11 to 7. In a statement, TfL said...

EMR and Hitachi Rail pick Sheffield firm for Aurora components

A Sheffield firm has been chosen to provide a range of components for East Midlands Railway (EMR) and Hitachi Rail's new Intercity fleet. Stauff is...