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Stations - Articles and news items

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.

Train crashes into Hoboken station New Jersey

Rail industry news / 29 September 2016 /

A train has reportedly ploughed into Hoboken station in the U.S. during morning rush hour on 29 September 2016.

RSSB launches app to reduce risk on station platforms

Rail industry news / 14 September 2016 /

The RSSB have launched a new industry app designed to record station platform risk assessments on a mobile smart device.

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.

Passenger perceptions of personal security on railways increases

Rail industry news / 24 May 2016 /

A report by Transport Focus has revealed industrywide initiatives designed to increase passenger perceptions of personal security on railways has been successful.

Enthusiast photographs every railway station in Britain

Rail industry news / 10 May 2016 /

According to BBC News, rail enthusiast David Brewer has photographed a train in every railway station in Britain from Penzance in Cornwall to Thurso in Scotland.

Improving station safety & reducing incidents on platforms

Railway Extra / 11 February 2016 /

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) speaks to European Railway Review about the launch of a new guide aimed at improving station safety and reducing platform-related accidents…

Railway station usage map shows disproportionate growth across the UK

Rail industry news / 20 January 2016 /

A new interactive railway station usage map launched by Campaign for Better Transport has revealed massive growth in passenger numbers in many areas but large regional disparities elsewhere.

London railway stations most heavily used in Britain

Rail industry news / 15 December 2015 /

Annual station usage data published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) reveals London railway stations are the most heavily used in Britain.

Moving towards the opening of Birmingham New Street station

Issue 4 2015 / 6 August 2015 /

After five years of engineering and building works, the finished product is now in sight at Birmingham New Street Station. In an article for European Railway Review, Chris Montgomery, Network Rail’s Project Director for the Birmingham New Street project, details what the new station will mean for its passengers, and the city as a whole…

Improved lighting at Rainhill station increases satisfaction

Rail industry news / 10 February 2015 /

A new and innovative lighting system at one of the UK’s most well-known railway heritage sites is pushing Northern Rail’s pioneering approach to sustainability into the limelight. In an interview for European Railway Review, Euan Hilton, Utilities Contracts and Data Manager at Northern Rail, provides more information on how the operator has improved lighting at Rainhill station and thus increased customer and employee satisfaction…

Translink leads the way in sustainable station development

Issue 6 2013 / 4 December 2013 /

In 2012/13, Translink rail passenger journeys reached a record breaking 11.5 million – an increase of 7% on the previous year. Overall, there were 78.5 million Translink passenger journeys on bus and train last year beating the Northern Ireland government’s target of 77 million.

During the summer of 2013, Translink success – fully completed two major infrastructure projects transforming passenger facilities in two busy towns in the North East and South of the country. The construction of Antrim Bus and Rail Centre brought Northern Ireland its first sustainable low carbon station and the redevelopment of Portadown Train Station provided an important gateway into an area which had seen annual rail passenger throughput increase by around 19% in the last five years.

Both projects were funded by Northern Ireland’s Department for Regional Development and the European Union’s INTERREG IVA (Portadown) and IVB (Antrim) Programmes.

 

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