Tags: Network Rail

Bridge strengthening project at Shields Road in Glasgow to reach milestone this weekend

Network Rail and Story Contracting will complete a key milestone in the project to renew the bridge on Glasgow’s Shields Road this weekend. Engineers will work from late on Friday 7 June to the early hours of Monday 10 June to place the support beams for the new bridge deck. It follows weeks of preparation […]

Historic Duffield station footbridge carefully restored for passengers

The future of a Victorian-built railway footbridge has been secured for passengers in Derbyshire. Network Rail has completed a four-month project to upgrade Duffield station’s 132-year-old footbridge. Since January engineers have invested £900,000 to bring the much-loved railway crossing back to its original splendour. The footbridge was originally built in 1892, of which the main […]

New, safer way to cross East Coast Main Line as new bridleway bridge opens in Biggleswade

Biggleswade’s residents and visitors now have a safer way to cross the East Coast Main Line thanks to a new bridleway bridge at Lindsells Level Crossing. Work started in December 2022 on the fully accessible bridleway bridge which allows pedestrians, horse riders, cyclists and other users to safely cross the railway line, providing better access […]

Major milestone reached in improving accessibility at Llanelli station

Network Rail has successfully installed the main span for the footbridge which will provide step-free access between the two platforms at Llanelli station. Contractors AmcoGiffen installed the span overnight on Saturday, while the station was closed to passengers, with a temporary road closure of Great Western Crescent in place to allow access to the site. […]

GB Railfreight extends haulage contract with Network Rail

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has extended its haulage contract with Network Rail. Effective from 1 April 2024, the contract is a two-year extension with an option for a third year. GBRf will continue to provide critical services essential for the smooth operation of Network Rail’s engineering works and renewals. This includes the provision of possession trains […]

Thales-VolkerRail consortium appointed to Network Rail’s £4bn Train Control Systems Framework

A Thales and VolkerRail consortium is one of six named on Network Rail’s Train Control Systems Framework, aimed to revolutionise signalling across Britain. From Carlisle to Brighton, this 10 year signalling plan will change the face of Britain’s railway, with modern equipment bringing greater reliability across the country with a mixture of traditional signalling and […]

£45bn rail improvement plan puts climate change firmly in its sights

Network Rail today announced the start of its five-year, £45.4bn* rail improvement plan aimed at delivering a simpler, better, greener railway that provides the best level of train performance possible and that’s more geared-up than ever before to cope with the extremes of climate change. Andrew Haines, chief executive, said: “Delivering a better railway for […]

Reminder: Network Rail engineers prepare for £90m investment over Easter bank holiday to improve journeys for passengers across the country

Over 95% of Britain’s 10,000 miles of railway will be open for business this Easter – with some exceptions – as Network Rail engineers gear up for a £90m programme of work over the long weekend aimed at improving the railway for passengers and freight businesses. There’s never a good time to carry out these […]

Network Rail engineers prepare for £90m investment over Easter bank holiday

More than 95% of Britain’s 10,000 miles of railway will be open for business this Easter – with some exceptions – as Network Rail engineers gear up for a £90m programme of work over the long weekend aimed at improving the railway for passengers and freight businesses. There’s never a good time to carry out […]

History in motion: Female signallers take the lead today on the West Coast Main Line

Today, on International Women’s Day, 11 of the 15 people needed to signal trains on the West Coast Main Line between London and Crewe are women. Signalling and controlling this busy route is something that Kelly Littleton and Claudine Molloy enjoy after a career change to join the rail industry. Saddiqa Shan is just seven […]