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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…

Delivering the Digital Railway

Issue 6 2015 / 9 December 2015 /

Jerry England is Group Digital Railway Director at Network Rail where he leads the rail industry programme seeking to accelerate the digital enablement of rail transport. Here he explains that to modernise the UK’s railway network, creating a national strategy for digital capacity is needed which will lead to more trains, better connections, and greater convenience…

Motivated and determined to deliver Crossrail

Issue 6 2015 / 9 December 2015 /

How is construction progressing on Crossrail – Europe’s biggest infrastructure project? Chris Enoch, Crossrail Railway Systems Project Manager gives European Railway Review an update on works and what’s next for the ambitious £14.8 billion rail project to build a new east-west railway across London and the South East…

Liberalising the European rail passenger market – the British experience

Issue 6 2015 / 9 December 2015 /

Chris Nash and Andrew Smith from the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds take a look at how Britain has coped with rail passenger liberalisation, what has happened to rail demand and costs, plus what possible solutions there might be to the problems experienced…

Mechan traversers carry first IEP trains

Rail industry news / 28 September 2015 /

Two heavyweight members of the Mechan family are swinging into action at Hitachi Rail’s new rail vehicle manufacturing facility in County Durham, following its official opening…

McNulty Rail Value for Money study final report published

Rail industry news / 20 May 2011 /

Further substantial growth in the rail industry can be achieved if costs and efficiency can be brought under control says study…

Work set to start on Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy

Rail industry news / 13 October 2010 /

Work is set to start on a new academy which will give thousands of young people the skills and training needed to kick-start a career in construction.

Newport’s new station: A new gateway to Wales

Rail industry news / 14 September 2010 /

The benefits of the brand new Newport station will be far-reaching and lasting as the concourses of the new gateway of Wales open to passengers today.

Driver marks Virgin Train’s £2 million investment at Polmadie

Rail industry news / 2 September 2010 /

Passengers will benefit from improvements on the West Coast Main Line thanks to investment of more than £2 million by Virgin Trains in Glasgow.

Final tracks laid on Britains’s longest passenger line for 100 years

Rail industry news / 31 August 2010 /

Network Rail completed track laying on the new 24km stretch of railway between Airdrie and Bathgate on Friday 27 August.

Revamped Tipton station to reopen for rail users

Rail industry news / 26 March 2010 /

Rail passengers in Tipton will be able to catch their train from the town’s newly refurbished rail station from Sunday 28 March, a month ahead of schedule.

East Coast enhances customer safety with CCTV

Rail industry news / 11 March 2010 /

Train operator East Coast is installing CCTV cameras across its fleet of trains to enhance safety and security for customers.