Monthly Archives: December 2022

Preparations are well underway for Railtex 2023

Railtex will gather the UK’s railway industry from 9 – 11 May 2023 at the NEC in Birmingham. Renewed public interest in rail travel and the need for more digitalised and greener solutions are driving the attention of many key players towards more innovative and sustainable mobility. The upcoming Railtex edition is an unmissable opportunity […]

East West Rail Alliance receives Green Apple Award

The East West Rail (EWR) Alliance, comprised of Network Rail, Atkins, Laing O’Rourke and VolkerRail, has been presented with a Green Apple Environmental Award. The Green Apple International Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation, and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world. The annual awards, which […]

The new ICE: Delivered at record speed and ready to go

Record: ICE 3neo commissioned just two and a half years after ordering First trip from Frankfurt/Main to Cologne DB investing ten billion euros in expanding its long-distance fleet  73 ICE 3neos by 2029 Deutsche Bahn (DB) is putting its latest ICE generation into service around a week earlier than originally planned. The new ICE 3neo […]

HS2 tech incubator bases start-ups on site

The latest cohort of the successful Innovation Accelerator initiative will base tech start-ups with project’s main civil engineering contractors to help tailor innovative solutions for the construction industry HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new low carbon high speed rail network has today launched the fifth round of its successful Innovation Accelerator programme. Focused on […]

Christmas is a glow at Edinburgh Waverley

Pupils from Gylemuir Primary School helped switch on the Christmas lights at Edinburgh Waverley station this week. Edinburgh Waverley’s Christmas lights have been switched on with the help of Gylemuir Primary School. Network Rail staff, who managed the station, were delighted to welcome the pupils back to push the big red button for the first […]

Alstom and Air Products sign a Memorandum of Understanding with an objective to introduce hydrogen trains in the Czech Republic

Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, and Air Products, the world’s largest hydrogen producer and supplier, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the deployment of hydrogen solutions in rail, including the necessary infrastructure in the Czech Republic. The agreement supports the fulfillment of goals set by the European Green Deal, in […]

HS2 jumps ahead of carbon target as ten construction sites go completely diesel-free

In the next step on its journey towards fully diesel-free construction sites by 2029, HS2 has announced that 10 sites are now diesel-free, smashing the project’s original target of one diesel-free site in 2022. Earlier this year, the Canterbury Road Vent Shaft in South Kilburn, managed by Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV), became […]

HS2 contracts tip in favour of Northamptonshire truck firm

A small truck hire business in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire has raised its fortunes thanks to the work it has secured supporting HS2’s construction. GCN Tipperhire Ltd began their HS2 journey as a two-man team transporting aggregate materials to HS2 construction sites. The company now plays a vital role in HS2’s drive to reduce carbon emissions, […]

Bristol Temple Meads becomes first station in the country to launch audio guide for blind and partially sighted people

Ahead of International Day of Disabled Persons, Network Rail teamed up with Bristol Sight Loss Council (BSLC) to launch a first-of-its-kind audio guide for Bristol Temple Meads station, to assist blind and partially sighted people with wayfinding. Navigating Bristol Temple Meads for blind and partially sighted people has become more challenging since the start of […]