Monthly Archives: August 2023

Great Western Railway partners with Newbury Racecourse in Olly Murs raceday giveaway

Great Western Railway (GWR) is bringing the races to the railway with Newbury Racecourse, giving its Instagram followers the chance to win an array of prizes worth more than £750, including a live performance by Olly Murs.  The giveaway, which offers a huge selection of prizes for the BetVictor Hungerford Day on Saturday 19 August, […]

August engineering work on Ipswich-Lowestoft line to help keep trains on time

Network Rail will be working on the East Suffolk Line for six consecutive days later this month to keep everyone safe and reduce the chance of disruption to passengers in future. Teams will be making vital improvements to a bridge that carries the railway over the River Deben between Melton and Wickham Market stations. The […]

HS2 ‘super-hub’ station at Old Oak Common recognised as ‘outstanding’ for environmental designs

HS2’s new ‘super-hub’ station in West London, which will be the largest newly built station in the UK, is currently under construction, and has been awarded an outstanding rated score under the internationally recognised Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) assessment. BREEAM is the sectors principle indicator for excellence in building design, construction, and […]

Urgent Warwick station upgrade redesign begins after unexpected find

Railway engineers are urgently redesigning Warwick station’s multi-million-pound accessibility upgrades after an unexpected discovery has forced teams to down tools. Network Rail was midway through the work to install new lift shafts down into the station’s subway to provide step-free access to both platforms for the first time. However, workers have found unexpected foundations believed […]

New integrated link to Cardiff International Airport

Getting to Cardiff International Airport by public transport has been made easier thanks to a new integrated rail and bus ticket partnership between Transport for Wales (TfW) and Adventure Travel, who operate the 905 service. Users looking to travel to the airport can now catch a rail service to Rhoose (Cardiff International Airport) and connect […]

HS2 partners with Heart of Birmingham Vocational College and local creative organisations to engage young learners in design

HS2 Ltd, the company building the UK’s new high speed rail line, has partnered with Birmingham-based Craftspace and Dual Works to run a series of creative workshops at the Heart of Birmingham College Vocational College (HBVC) based in Washwood Heath. The ‘Washwood Heath Creates’ programme, which has just finished its pilot stage, gave College learners […]

Hi-tech air purifying totem trials planned for Birmingham New Street

Pioneering new devices will be trialled at Birmingham New Street station to see how much they improve air quality for passengers on platforms. Network Rail will install two upright ‘totems’ later this year to filter pollutants and viruses from the air on platforms 10 and 11. The purification systems work by taking in air at […]

Glasgow – Barrhead reopens to passengers following major upgrade works

The Glasgow – Barrhead line has fully reopened to passengers today, Friday 4 August, following a £63.3 million upgrade. Since June 24, the line has been closed to allow engineers around-the-clock access to prepare the route for electrification as part of a Scottish Government investment to decarbonise the railway. Over 70,000 hours were worked during […]

Germany’s most modern S-Bahn trains for Munich

90 new trains in size XXL For the first time, all cars are completely integrated and set new standards with a train length of over 200 meters Financing guaranteed by the State of Bavaria Passengers on Munich’s S-Bahn can soon look forward to traveling on the most modern S-Bahn trains in Germany. Siemens Mobility will […]