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In The News | 12th October 2021 | Latest Rail News

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Rail services are to be made “more reliable” thanks to a major digital upgrade, it has been announced.

An article on the BBC says Hitachi Rail will work with Network Rail and Linbrooke to create a digital signalling system for trains in the Gloucester area.


It said the new system will improve traffic management on the line and will allow engineers to safely check on faults remotely.

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Universities and museums across Yorkshire and the North of England will explore the links between the railways and the global slave trade as part of a new research project.

Called ‘Slavery and Steam: steam power, railways and colonialism’ the project has received a grant from the White Rose University Consortium.

The year of funding will stimulate research, build networks, and increase awareness of the links between slavery, steam power and the development of railways in Europe and the colonies. 

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Work is ramping up on a major project to upgrade the track layout at Leeds station to bring more reliable services for passengers.

On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October, teams will be working around-the-clock to prepare the new track cross over and install new overhead wires.

They will also install the new under track crossing between platforms 3 and 4, which is required for signalling cables to pass under the track.

This work is in preparation for teams to lift, replace and completely remodel the track between platforms 4 and 6 later this year. 

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HS2 Ltd has launched a major new initiative to share insight from Britain’s largest construction project with the wider UK infrastructure industry that will see the publication of lessons learnt, good practice and innovation from across the project.

The HS2 Learning Legacy project was formally launched at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London at an event supported by the Major Projects Association (MPA) and Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA).

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