Network Rail news – Page 2

  • gb SAS13 railway bridge replacement
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail awards £52m Birmingham bridge replacement contract

    2021-01-12T09:30:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Skanska a £52m contract to replace bridge SAS13 which takes the Stechford – Aston line across the Birmingham – Derby route to the east of Birmingham city centre. The contract has been awarded as part of Skanska’s work under the Infrastructure ...

  • A ‘learning hub’ has been launched to share information and experiences gained from the design, construction and operation of the UK’s first modern tram-train service.
    Metro Report International

    Tram-train project knowledge shared through learning hub

    2021-01-11T16:11:00Z

    UK: A ‘learning hub’ has been launched to share information and experiences gained from the design, construction and operation of the UK’s first modern tram-train service. After a prolonged development process, the pilot tram-train service linking Sheffield and Rotherham using the Supertram network and a Network ...

  • gb Network Rail Bexleyheath works
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail awards framework contracts

    2021-01-11T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded 13 companies three-year framework contracts for building and civils work across its Southern region. The contracts have a combined estimated value of around £200m. Work Contractors General building and civils Balfour Beatty Rail; ...

  • Melton Mowbray test track
    Rail Business UK

    Research aims to reduce electrification costs

    2020-11-18T14:54:00Z

    UK: Research to improve the reliability of current and future electrification schemes has been undertaken by engineers from Sheffield University, supported by supplier Furrer+Frey and Network Rail. A PhD undertaken by Sam Hayes examined the effects of wind, train speed and wire gradient, with the aim ...

  • gb Severn Tunnel emergency vehicle photo
    Rail Business UK

    Severn Tunnel emergency vehicle handed over

    2020-11-17T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has developed and funded two dedicated Mitsubishi Canter road-rail vehicles which firefighters and ambulance crews in England and Wales will be able use to reach emergencies in the Severn Tunnel. ‘These vehicles will allow for a faster and more effective multi-agency emergency response’, ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail sets climate change targets

    2020-11-03T06:00:00Z

    UK: Following on from its recently published long-term environmental sustainability strategy, Network Rail has committed to independently-verified Science-Based Targets to help in the process of climate change mitigation.

  • The line between Aberdeen and Dundee will reopen on November 3, after the completion of work to repair the railway following the derailment at Carmont near Stonehaven on August 12.
    Rail Business UK

    Aberdeen – Dundee line to reopen on November 3

    2020-10-30T16:50:00Z

    UK: The line between Aberdeen and Dundee will reopen on November 3, after the completion of work to repair the railway following the derailment at Carmont near Stonehaven on August 12. Three people died in the derailment, and there was extensive damage to the track, ...

  • Wascosa FFS wagon diagram
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail signs ‘landmark’ wagon leasing contract

    2020-10-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: Greenbrier Europe is to build 570 wagons which infrastructure Network Rail will lease from Wascosa under a 10-year deal which includes maintenance by GB Railfreight. The contract, announced on October 29, includes Falcon box wagons, JNA wagons for transporting bulk ballast and Flex Freight System ...

  • gb LNW EMU and track (Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail publishes Environmental Sustainability Strategy

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published an Environmental Sustainability Strategy which it describes as its ‘most ambitious and forward-looking’ to date, and a key part of its ambition to position rail as ‘the cleanest, greenest form of mass transport’. The infrastructure manager sums up the strategy as ...

  • composite footbridge impression
    Rail Business UK

    Composite footbridge under development

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has become a Tier 1 member of the National Composites Centre as part of the Futura project to develop a composite footbridge based on a concept designed by Marks Barfield Architects and COWI. A prototype is being developed to demonstrate the benefits that ...

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast Main Line northern power supply works funded

    2020-09-17T13:42:00Z

    UK: As part of its £1·2bn East Coast Upgrade programme, Network Rail has awarded a £216·2m contract to the Rail Electrification Alliance for the long-awaited strengthening of the 25 kV 50 Hz traction power supplies on the northern section of the East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and Edinburgh.

  • The solar power electronic scarecrow
    Rail Business UK

    Solar-powered scarecrow deployed to keep birds away from electrical equipment

    2020-09-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: A solar-powered scarecrow that mimics the calls of a hawk is being used to humanely scare away birds which were damaging overhead line equipment and the pantographs of Avanti West Coast Pendolino trainsets at Alstom’s Longsight depot. ‘Birds at Alstom’s depot have become a ...

  • Overhead electrification works
    Rail Business UK

    11 700 km of electrification plus battery and hydrogen trains in traction decarbonisation strategy

    2020-09-11T08:21:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published its interim Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy, setting out preliminary recommendations for meeting government ambitions to decarbonise the rail network. The Interim Business Case released on September 10 considers the three main ways of achieving this aim: electrification, ...

  • Network Rail’s interim report into improving the resilience of its earthworks to extreme weather was published by the government on September 10.
    Rail Business UK

    Interim report sets out earthwork management plans following Stonehaven derailment

    2020-09-10T09:29:00Z

    UK: Network Rail’s interim report into improving the resilience of its earthworks to extreme weather was published by the government on September 10. The report was commissioned by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps following the fatal derailment of a ScotRail train at Carmont near ...

  • Network Rail is to launch the first phase of public consultation on the Ely Area Capacity Enhancement proposal to add capacity on the five lines radiating from the city.
    Rail Business UK

    Ely Area Capacity Enhancement programme consultation to begin

    2020-08-25T11:08:00Z

    UK: Next month Network Rail is to launch the first phase of public consultation on the Ely Area Capacity Enhancement proposal to add capacity on the five lines radiating from the city. Encompassing the area around Ely as far as Cambridge, Peterborough and King’s Lynn, the ...

  • gb Soham station image
    Rail Business UK

    Soham station construction contract awarded

    2020-08-19T13:40:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded J Murphy Sons Ltd the contract to build the new Soham station, which will be served by Greater Anglia’s Ipswich – Peterborough services. An £18·6m funding package for the project has been put together by the Cambridgeshire ...

  • Digital Railway Simulator Driver Display, no signals just speed reminders
    Rail Business UK

    Network Change notification clarifies East Coast Digital Programme scope

    2020-08-12T06:00:00Z

    UK: Following Department for Transport approval of the funding tranche for development of the East Coast Digital Programme, Network Rail has started the regulatory Network Change process by notifying all affected operators of the agreed scope of the programme. This includes franchised train operating companies, open access, ...

  • The Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan sets out an indicative phased programme of electrification running to 2035
    Rail Business UK

    Plan to decarbonise Scottish passenger trains by 2035

    2020-07-29T13:56:00Z

    UK: Full decarbonisation of passenger rail services in Scotland by 2035 including the electrification of an average of 130 track-km/year is envisaged in an action plan published by Transport Scotland on July 28. Developed in collaboration with Network Rail Scotland and ScotRail, the Rail Services ...

  • Waterloo LED screen - hi res
    Rail Business UK

    High-definition information screen on test at London Waterloo

    2020-07-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail and South Western Railway are testing a 3 m wide and 1·5 m high full-colour high-definition passenger information display screen supplied by Infotec at London Waterloo station. Network Rail said this was the first time that a full colour LED display had been ...

  • gb Soham station image
    Rail Business UK

    Architecture competition aims to shape the future of smaller stations

    2020-07-14T14:57:00Z

    UK: An international competition which aims to ‘shape the future of Britain’s railway stations’ has been launched by Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Architects, engineers and designers have been asked to ‘reimagine’ the 2 000+ small and medium-sized stations which make up ...