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Network Rail - Articles and news items

Partnership delivers UK’s first 125mph switches and crossings handback

Rail industry news / 23 September 2016 /

A partnership formed of rail infrastructure consultants AmeySersa and Network Rail delivered the UK’s first 125mph switches and crossings handback on the East Coast Main Line.

Network Rail completes four-year track renewal programme in Yorkshire

Rail industry news / 19 September 2016 /

Network Rail’s specialist engineering train has completed a four-year maintenance programme on the railways serving Yorkshire…

Report calls for part privatisation of Network Rail and scrappage of HS2

Rail industry news / 8 September 2016 /

A new report published by the Adam Smith Institute has called on the government to part privatise Network Rail and scrap HS2 to reduce cost on the taxpayer.

Virtual reality technology helping railway station redevelopment

Rail industry news / 2 September 2016 /

Network Rail is using virtual reality technology to redevelop Liverpool Lime Street station helping to save time, money and improve safety.

London Bridge station concourse opens

Rail industry news / 30 August 2016 /

On the 29 August, two-thirds of the new London Bridge station concourse opened to passengers as part of a major redevelopment project which commenced four years ago.

Network Rail awards Port Talbot West Phase 1 resignalling contract

Rail industry news / 12 August 2016 /

Network Rail has awarded Siemens Rail Automation the Port Talbot West Phase 1 resignalling contract which will see the last section of the Great Western Mainline converted for electrification.

In-cab signalling system successfully tested in new trains for the Thameslink Programme

Rail industry news / 3 August 2016 /

An advanced signalling system that will allow trains to travel every two to three minutes through central London has been successfully tested for the first time using Govia Thameslink Railway’s new Siemens Class 700 trains…

New Cambridge North railway station taking shape – set for 2017 launch

Rail industry news / 1 August 2016 /

New pictures reveal how the main building at the new Cambridge North railway station is taking shape as work ramps up in the run-up to the station opening in 2017…

London Bridge prepares to open first part of new station concourse

Rail industry news / 27 July 2016 /

Network Rail is preparing to open the first two-thirds of the new station concourse at London Bridge station from the end of August 2016.

First new all-electric train tested on Great Western Railway

Rail industry news / 18 July 2016 /

The first all-electric train has been successfully tested on the Great Western Railway as part of Network Rail’s electrification project.

Railway electrification makes progress in Bristol

Rail industry news / 13 July 2016 /

Railway electrification on the Great Western Mine Line is making progress in Bristol in preparation for a new fleet of longer, faster, quieter and greener electric trains.

Network Rail – good on safety but network performance needs to improve says ORR

Rail industry news / 5 July 2016 /

Network Rail achieved a good level of safety during the period 2015-16 but network improvements still need to be made to deliver a better performance for passengers, says the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).


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