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  • gb Network Rail opens £14million facility in Doncaster after major expansion project
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    Network Rail opens £14m depot in Doncaster


    UK: Network Rail has opened a £14m depot in Doncaster where almost 600 people will be based. Mallard House, named after the steam locomotive, features gender neutral toilets and changing rooms as well as lifts for accessibility. Rob McIntosh, Managing Director for Network Rail’s Eastern ...

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    Nine factors to consider when designing future stations


    UK: Design Council has published ThinkStation , a report which was commissioned by Network Rail to provide a framework for the future design of ‘local’ stations. These are defined as Network Rail categories D, E and F, the smaller stations which make up around 80% of the ...

  • DB Cargo operated a train of empty wagons from Acton Yard to the new Brett Aggregates terminal for loading with marine aggregates.
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    Newhaven freight revival as Marine station to close


    Source: DB Cargo UK UK: A formal proposal to close the redundant but still nominally open Newhaven Marine station has been approved by the Department for Transport following a public consultation. The line will remain open to serve a newly-developed freight terminal at the East Quay ...

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    Roof refurbishment kick starts modernisation at Bristol Temple Meads


    UK: Network Rail has appointed Taziker as principal contractor to refurbish the station roof at Bristol Temple Meads, the first step in a phased modernisation of the city’s principal passenger hub. The £24m contract announced on June 26 will see Taziker reglaze the roof and canopies ...

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    Newcastle Central station works approved


    UK: Network Rail has obtained listed building consent for plans to ‘open-up access’ to Newcastle Central station, improve road traffic flows, increase passenger capacity and change the taxi pick-up points and short-stay parking. The initial works are expected to cost £3·46m, with £3·31m coming from the ...

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    Cambridge South station preferred location selected


    UK: Network Rail has identified a preferred location for the proposed Cambridge South station serving the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Three locations between Addenbrooke’s Bridge and Nine Wells Bridge were the subject of public consultation, with the preferred choice being Option 1 (northern), adjacent to the guided ...

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    East Coast Main Line digital railway funding approved


    UK: Network Rail has been authorised to spend £350m on preparatory works for the installation of ETCS Level 2 on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line, the Department for Transport announced on June 22.

  • The proposals include construction of flyovers and dive-unders to eliminate delays at the congested junctions, and increasing the number of tracks north of East Croydon station from five to eight.
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    Consultation underway on revised Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme plan


    UK: A second round of public consultation has begun on the Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme. The project aims to remove a major bottleneck at what Network Rail Managing Director, Southern Region, John Halsall described as ‘the single greatest constraint on train punctuality and capacity’ on the ...

  • Fugro’s train-based RILA technology attached to a passenger train in St Ives.
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    Fugro awarded Network Rail Western Route track survey contract


    UK: Network Rail has awarded Fugro a contract to undertake an asset and track position survey covering almost 1 600 route-km on its Western Route in England. This follows similar work in Wales during 2019. The capture of data on an estimated 97 % of all ...

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    West Coast Main Line repairs undertaken while travel demand is low


    UK: Network Rail has taken advantage of reduced travel demand during the coronavirus pandemic to close a section of the West Coast Main Line between Rugby and Milton Keynes which Gus Dunster, Executive Director of Operations at Avanti West Coast, said was ‘a notoriously difficult section to ...

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    Network Rail to provide references to help UK suppliers win overseas business


    UK: Network Rail will now provide written references for British suppliers which are bidding for overseas contracts and export opportunities. The infrastructure manager said the move reflected its commitment to the Rail Sector Deal, under which the government and rail industry aim ...

  • Network Rail has applied to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permitted development rights to build a station at Soham on the Ely – Newmarket line.
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    Soham station development application submitted


    UK: Network Rail has applied to East Cambridgeshire District Council for permitted development rights to build a station at Soham on the Ely – Newmarket line. The previous Soham station closed in 1965. Subject to gaining consent, as well as the Covid-19 situation, construction is expected ...

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    Gin distillery supplies Network Rail with hand sanitiser


    UK: Network Rail’s Central route has bought 300 bottles of hand sanitiser produced by the Piston Gin distillery in Worcester. The hand sanitiser is being used in signal boxes across the route, as well as at the main signalling centre in Birmingham where signallers are working ...

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    NR concludes ‘biggest upgrading at Guildford in 40 years’


    UK: Network Rail completed a 10-day rehabilitation of the railway around Guildford on April 20. Around 1 500 metres of new track was installed on the lines approaching Guildford from Worplesdon and Wanborough, 41 track circuits were refurbished to improve reliability and 1 200 metres of ...

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    Railway embankment loading research contract


    UK: Network Rail has awarded Mott MacDonald a contract to lead the overall technical direction of Stage 2 of the Embankment Traffic Loading applied research programme, which is investigating the response of embankment clay fill to increased traffic loads and the implications for trackbed impact assessment. ...

  • Newport training facility
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    Signaller training centre to keep trains moving through the pandemic


    UK: Network Rail has converted former testing workshops and meeting rooms at Newport into a temporary training centre to ensure it has enough skilled signallers to keep trains in the Wales Western Region moving during the coronavirus crisis. More than ...

  • The line serving Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire was reopened on April 20, after what Network Rail described as as ‘unprecedented 24/7 operation’ to repair flood damage.
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    ‘Unprecedented 24/7 operation’ repairs the flooded railway to Drax


    UK: The line serving Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire was reopened on April 20, after what Network Rail described as as ‘unprecedented 24/7 operation’ to repair flood damage. The branch on the former Hull Barnsley Railway alignment between Hensall ...

  • Social distancing briefing during Primrose Hill tunnel work
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    RSSB publishes updated rail industry health & safety strategy


    Source: Network Rail UK: RSSB has published a new version of its Leading Health Safety on Britain’s Railway strategy. This sets out areas where the industry needs to co-operate to achieve a step-change in performance, recognising that there are still significant risks involved ...

  • Installation of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification.
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    DfT sets out steps to a transport decarbonisation plan


    UK: The Department for Transport has published Decarbonising Transport: Setting the Challenge , a policy paper explaining out how it intends to develop a plan to meet the government’s target of net zero transport emissions by 2050. The plan is scheduled to be published later this year. ...

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    East Coast resignalling partners appointed


    UK: Network Rail has selected Siemens Mobility and Atkins as its partners for the programme to roll out ETCS Level 2 train control and traffic management on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line.