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Network Rail - Articles and news items

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.

Innovative engineering saves money on Liverpool railway tunnel upgrade

Rail industry news / 12 October 2016 /

A cost effective rail engineering technique is being used to upgrade a Victorian railway tunnel leading to Liverpool Central station.

Network Rail creates MD post to act as ‘railway upgrade tsar for the North’

Rail industry news / 7 October 2016 /

Network Rail has confirmed it will appoint a new managing director for its northern portfolio who will oversee the railway upgrade plan in the north of England.

Video: Rebuilding of London Bridge station moves into its final phase

Rail industry news / 6 October 2016 /

Network Rail has released time-lapse footage showing the progress of rebuilding work at London Bridge station over the course of a month.

Video: Overhead wire replacement to reduce delays in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

Rail industry news / 28 September 2016 /

Network Rail has released time-lapse footage showing engineers taking down over 1km of overhead wire and replacing with new wire that will help reduce delays.

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.


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