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Network Rail - Articles and news items

Alex Hynes named new managing director of ScotRail Alliance

Rail industry news / 23 January 2017 /

Alex Hynes, current managing director of Arriva Rail North, will become managing director of the ScotRail Alliance, confirms Network Rail.

Phil Verster steps down as managing director of ScotRail Alliance

Rail industry news / 20 January 2017 /

Network Rail has confirmed Phil Verster has stepped down as managing director of ScotRail Alliance to become managing director of the East West rail project.

North Yorkshire’s East Coast Main Line to receive £6 million upgrade

Rail industry news / 16 January 2017 /

Network Rail has announced that it will be carrying out vital improvement works on the East Coast Main Line in North Yorkshire.

Network Rail awards Scotland’s Shotts Line electrification contract

Rail industry news / 13 January 2017 /

Network Rail has awarded an electrification contract for the Shotts Line in Scotland to Carillion Powerlines Ltd.

Vital Crossrail work delivered over Christmas period

Rail industry news / 4 January 2017 /

A £45m programme of work was completed over the Christmas period for the Crossrail project on existing railway in outer London, Berkshire and Essex.

Key milestone reached in Derbyshire railway upgrade

Rail industry news / 22 December 2016 /

Network Rail has reached a key milestone in a project to reconstruct Awsworth Road Bridge in Ilkeston, part of the Derbyshire railway upgrade.

Professor Peter Hansford to chair competition and contestability review

Rail industry news / 8 December 2016 /

Professor Peter Hansford is to chair an independent review into all barriers that prevent alternative project delivery models.

Transport secretary unveils rail reform plans for joined-up approach to track & train

Rail industry news / 6 December 2016 /

Under rail reform plans proposed by Transport Minister Chris Grayling, rail operators in England will be required to manage services and track infrastructure through close partnership with Network Rail.

Northern Programmes: plans unveiled to transform rail travel in north of England

Rail industry news / 14 November 2016 /

Network Rail, has announced a number of investment projects designed to transform rail travel in the north of England as part of the Northern Programmes.

Video: New railway junction to solve London Bridge bottleneck moves closer to completion

Rail industry news / 3 November 2016 /

Work to resolve a major bottleneck on the approach to London Bridge station moved a step closer with the first tracks of a new junction laid.

Ilford station to undergo major transformation as part of Crossrail project

Rail industry news / 17 October 2016 /

Proposals for a new station building in Ilford, east London, have been unveiled as part of improvements being delivered for Crossrail.

Lights warning system to improve level crossing safety in East Anglia

Rail industry news / 14 October 2016 /

Level crossing safety is to be improved across East Anglia with the installation of a new lights warning system.


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