Monthly Archives: November 2021

HS2 embraces off-site manufacturing for first three ‘pre-fab’ green tunnels

HS2 today confirmed that Derbyshire-based Stanton Precast Ltd, has been awarded a major contract to deliver three innovative ‘green tunnels’ for the high-speed rail project in a move that is set to create up to 100 local jobs. Four miles worth of tunnel will be built in thousands of sections at the Ilkeston factory before […]

HS2 given go ahead to construct Camden’s Construction Skills Centre

HS2 has received a resolution to grant planning approval from London Borough of Camden’s Planning Committee to build its construction site accommodation on the grounds of the former Maria Fidelis School, incorporating Camden’s new Construction Skills Centre. HS2’s Euston station construction partner, Mace Dragados joint venture (MDJV), will be installing the temporary modular building in […]

Alstom and Liebherr sign a collaboration agreement, in order to optimise hydrogen fuel cells

Alstom has signed a collaboration agreement with Liebherr – Aerospace & Transportation SAS, a France-based company specialising in the manufacture of compressors for fuel cells. This agreement is aimed at optimising hydrogen systems, including improving the reliability and durability of fuel cells, increasing their power density and reducing the cost of such solutions. “Alstom has […]

Scotland’s Railway to deliver £17m upgrade this Christmas

Network Rail engineers will be working at locations across Scotland this festive period to carry out vital projects to renew and upgrade key infrastructure. Passengers, and freight customers, will benefit from more than £17m of investment in Scotland’s Railway over this Christmas and New Year. Engineers will be relaying track, renewing junctions and refurbishing structures […]

Network Rail to boost reliability of Peterborough level crossing this weekend

Network Rail is carrying out work to upgrade Bainton level crossing in Helpston this weekend to improve reliability and make sure it remains fit for purpose for years to come. From Saturday 4 until Tuesday 7 December, engineers will replace the barriers and some of the equipment with new, modern versions. The work, which follows […]

Time-lapse released of Calder Valley line flood protection work

Impressive footage has been released showing major work to protect Calder Valley line passengers and surrounding communities from the risk of flooding. Network Rail and the Environment Agency have joined forces at Littleborough near Rochdale to build a new culvert to drain water underneath tracks when the River Roach bursts its banks. This happened during […]

Transforming the entrance to York Railway Station

Work to transform the arrival to York’s historic railway station has taken another step forward, as the council’s Executive agreed plans to progress the scheme. At the meeting senior councillors received an update on the project, which will see Queen Street bridge removed and the whole station entrance reorganised to improve the experience for everyone […]

Network Rail reminds residents in Wem about upcoming bridge replacement

The £2.9m project to replace the bridge on Mill Street will help ensure more reliable journeys for rail passengers and road users in north Shropshire. For safety reasons, Mill Street will be temporarily closed underneath the railway bridge until 4am on Wednesday 29 December and a signed diversionary route will be in place along the […]

Switch On to Rail Safety

New rail industry safety educational programme – Switched On – for children aged from 3 to 16 years launched. Full of interactive, age-targeted resources, Switched On aims to educate children and young people to use the railway safely and avoid risky behaviour. Programme launches as shocking new CCTV footage is released showing young girls doing […]

HS2 pioneers UK-first ‘box-slide’ bridge over the M42 in North Warwickshire

Work to start on ‘Marston Box’ bridge which will carry HS2 over the M42 First hi-tech ‘box slide’ of its kind over a motorway in the UK will slide a 10,000 tonne bridge into position next year Unique construction method dramatically reduces traffic disruption – a quicker and safer solution HS2 Ltd is set to […]