Tags: Network Rail

Digital future of signalling on the East Coast Main Line takes major step forward after section commissioning

The East Coast Digital Programme has taken a big step forward with the renewal of infrastructure successfully commissioned that now enables the Welwyn to Hitchin (W2H) ETCS overlay to be tested and proven, with engineers having worked around the clock between 17-20 February. W2H is Britain’s first instance of infrastructure commissioning towards a ‘no signals’ […]

Changes at Darlington railway station as major upgrade work continues

Passengers are being advised that changes are being made to walking routes at Darlington station as major improvement work continues. As part of the ongoing programme of upgrades, which will see the creation of two new platforms, a car park and a footbridge, some changes are planned to the layout of the existing station. Starting […]

Accessible footbridge installed at Dore & Totley Station

A new footbridge has been installed in Dore & Totley as part of the Hope Valley Railway Upgrade It’s the latest milestone reached at Dore & Totley station which will see improvements for rail passengers travelling between Manchester and Sheffield. Six staircase units, each weighing 11.2t, were lifted into place using a 200t road mobile […]

Amey to provide sustainable solutions and enhanced electrification on almost a quarter of Britain’s railway

Amey has been selected by Network Rail to deliver its capital delivery frameworks for the North West and Central region. Comprising 571 stations, the North West and Central region sees 246.5 million annual rail passenger journeys, accounting for 24% of Britain’s railway. In collaboration with Network Rail, Amey will drive down CO2 emissions, reduce waste […]

Project to improve mobile connectivity on East Coast Main Line reaches key milestone

Network Rail, LNER and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are collaborating to improve mobile connectivity on the East Coast Main Line. The joint project, which is delivering new mobile phone infrastructure into tunnels outside London King’s Cross station, has reached an important milestone, with the installation of a bespoke antenna. The work inside Gasworks and Copenhagen […]

McLaren Applied helps Network Rail maintain the railway with 5G connectivity and new Active Antenna

British engineering company McLaren Applied enhances connectivity and supports performance across Network Rail infrastructure monitoring trains with combined 5G connectivity software (Fleet Connect) and antenna solution (Active Antenna) Fleet Connect and Active Antenna installed on 14 trains that check the condition of 20,000 miles of track to help run a safe and reliable railway. Upload […]

Network Rail completes railway reliability upgrades between Hounslow, Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside

Network Rail is thanking customers for their patience whilst engineers carried out reliability upgrades between Hounslow, Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside to support the reliable running of the railway and South Western Railway services. The railway reopened and services resumed as planned this morning (Tuesday 16 January) following three days of upgrades from Saturday […]

Network Rail Consulting wins key role in development of high-speed railway in California, USA

Network Rail Consulting’s US subsidiary, Network Rail Consulting Inc, has been awarded a $73.2m (£57.5m) contract to provide systems engineering services to California’s High-Speed Rail Program. The first dedicated high-speed railway in the USA, California’s high-speed network will see 200-mph trains linking the Los Angeles basin with San Francisco, with later branches to Sacramento and […]

Streatham becomes latest fully accessible station in south London following accessibility upgrades

Network Rail has completed a £5m upgrade of Streatham station providing passengers with step-free access to all of the station’s platforms. Network Rail has recently finished installing two lifts to connect the ticket office with the platforms, enabling passengers with impaired mobility or those travelling with luggage, children, or bicycles with step-free access to the […]