Tags: Scotlands Railway

Levenmouth Rail Link remains firmly on track

Track work on the Levenmouth Rail Link has passed the half-way point. Completion of the latest phase of track installation marks a significant milestone on the Scottish Government-funded project with the first three miles of rail now in place from Thornton Junction – now extending more than half-way to Leven. Since the start of work […]

Breaking ground at new Leven station site

Work is now under way to build the new Leven station as part of the £116m Scottish Government funded Levenmouth Rail Link project. Leven will be one of two new stations built on the route, alongside Cameron Bridge, reconnecting communities in Levenmouth to the rail network for the first time in over 50 years. The […]

First new feeder station of green investment programme

The first of several new electricity feeder stations for Scotland’s Railway is now in place. It’s part of a £120m programme being backed by the Scottish Government to enhance the resilience and reliability of the infrastructure and to support additional electrically powered passenger and freight traffic. At the weekend the feeder station, which will connect […]

Scotland’s Railway plants seeds of sustainability at Highland reserve

Network Rail and four supply chain partners have shown their commitment to sustainability by taking part in a rewilding project in the North of Scotland. Story Contracting, QTS, AmcoGiffen and BAM Nuttall, working collaboratively with Network Rail to deliver a number of renewal and enhancement projects across Scotland’s Railway, have come together to plant 500 […]

£16,000 Network Rail grant supports community tree planting in Perthshire

Network Rail has provided a grant of £16,000 to a local community tree planting initiative in Perthshire, enabling 2000 native trees and shrubs to be planted. The grant was made through The Tree Council – a national conservation charity. The trees were be planted as part of the Allan Water Improvement Project, a project hosted […]

£7m improvement project completed on the West Highland Line

Network Rail engineers have completed a £7m project to improve the West Highland Line for passengers. Over the course of 9 days, our engineering teams worked round-the-clock to replace more than 3.5km of track at locations between Upper Tyndrum and Spean Bridge. Engineers also carried out works to improve drainage and track over the Nevis […]

Slope regrade work in Scotland will improve network resilience

Network Rail has completed work to regrade a slope above the railway near Lockerbie to protect against adverse weather. The work was at the first of 11 sites on the West Coast Mainline highlighted as vulnerable to adverse weather and delivered as part of a wider weather resilience project which will see an investment of […]

Network Rail to deliver £10m Easter investment programme

Network Rail engineers will be working around-the-clock this Easter bank holiday to deliver £10m of improvements for passengers. On the west coast main line, which links Glasgow Central to London Euston, engineers will renew tracks at a range of locations including Ecclefechan, Carstairs, Beattock and Abington to help improve the reliability of services. The programme […]

Levenmouth Rail Link project gets underway

Levenmouth moves a step closer to the reintroduction of passenger services for the first time in more than fifty years, bringing with it exciting new journey opportunities and economic benefits for the area. Following the green light from Transport Scotland for the £116.6m scheme, Network Rail has started construction of the Levenmouth Rail Link. The […]

Hitachi Rail’s digital sensors to spot track faults, cut rail disruption and improve safety

Hitachi-Perpetuum is trialling technology in Scotland that brings track and train together digitally Successful trial could pave the way for smart mobility system that reduces passenger disruption and maintenance costs, while improving safety Network Rail, Porterbrook and ScotRail are enabling the development of cutting-edge digital technology in the UK Hitachi Rail and its subsidiary, Perpetuum, […]