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Simon Kirby - Articles and news items

Electrifying the railway across Britain moves a step closer

Rail industry news / 4 February 2014 /

Network Rail have appointed four suppliers to deliver a £2 billion programme to electrify more than 2,000 miles of Britain’s railway over the next seven years, providing faster, quieter, greener and more reliable journeys for passengers and freight users and cutting the cost of the railway…

Network Rail agrees multi-billion pound contract for Crossrail surface works

Rail industry news / 24 May 2012 /

Network Rail has agreed an anticipated final cost with Crossrail Limited…

Network Rail reforms set new standards for working with industry

Rail industry news / 3 April 2012 /

Network Rail has become the first company in the rail industry to achieve BS11000, the new British Standard for collaborative working…

Network Rail announces £1.5bn framework agreements

Rail industry news / 13 January 2012 /

Network Rail has announced new framework agreements of up to seven years to deliver railway signalling projects…

Electrification train to transform railway improvements

Rail industry news / 5 December 2011 /

A unique train which will revolutionise how railway lines are electrified has been ordered by Network Rail…

London Bridge track and station contracts awarded

Rail industry news / 1 November 2011 /

Network Rail has awarded the final two major contracts for the redevelopment of London Bridge area…

New partnerships cut project delivery from ‘months to weeks’

Rail industry news / 11 August 2011 /

Network Rail announced the next stage of its plans to reform project delivery to save money in the rail industry…

Invensys Rail named supplier of the year by Network Rail

Rail industry news / 15 July 2011 /

Invensys Rail collected two major industry awards at Network Rail’s annual Partnership Awards ceremony…

Invensys Rail awarded resignalling framework contract

Rail industry news / 7 July 2011 /

Invensys Rail has been selected by Network Rail to deliver one of Britain’s largest ever resignalling schemes…

Plans to roll out electrification gather pace

Rail industry news / 29 March 2011 /

Plans to electrify major routes are gathering pace as Network Rail issues a tender for machinery and plant to install overhead power lines quickly & efficiently…