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    Network Rail announces Design Services Framework contracts

    2020-01-14T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded 82 framework contracts for the provision of design services, with an estimated value of £400m during Control Period 6 (2019-24), and potentially up to £640m if it exercises options to extend the framework into Control Period 7 (2024-29). The Design Services ...

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    New Measurement Train maintenance contract awarded

    2020-01-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: Following a competitive tender, Network Rail has awarded Loram UK a £8m five-year contract to maintain its New Measurement Train. The NMT was converted from a passenger trainset and can carry out infrastructure inspection at up to 200 km/h. It is to be maintained at ...

  • The 08.50 to London Paddington on January 5 was the first passenger service to leave Cardiff Central using electric power (Photo: Jeremy Segrott).
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    Cardiff electric services go live

    2020-01-07T15:09:00Z

    The 08.50 to London Paddington on January 5 was the first passenger service to leave Cardiff Central using electric power (Photo: Jeremy Segrott). UK: GWR’s 08:50 train to London Paddington on January 5 was the first passenger service to leave Cardiff using electric power, after the ...

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    Canal to be used to transport materials for bridge replacement project

    2019-12-24T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Leeds Liverpool Canal is to be used to transport materials for the replacement of a bridge between Rishton and Church Oswaldtwistle stations on the East Lancashire line which is scheduled for February 15-23. A pontoon will also be placed on ...

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    Bespoke traverser installed at York depot

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    UK: Specialist lifting equipment supplier Mechan has delivered a bespoke 130 tonne traverser to move vehicles between workshop roads at infrastructure manager Network Rail’s Holgate depot in York. The traverser was commissioned by Story Contracting to replace a 50-year old unit that was at the end ...

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    Warrington West station opens

    2019-12-18T08:00:00Z

    UK: Warrington West station opened with the December 15 timetable change. It is managed by Northern, which operates two trains an hour to Warrington Central and Manchester and two in the opposite direction to Liverpool. Construction was undertaken by Balfour Beatty and Network Rail. The ...

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    Robroyston station inaugurated

    2019-12-17T10:33:00Z

    UK: The £14m Robroyston station on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line opened with the December 15 timetable change. ScotRail said the station would provide residents of Robroyston and Millerston with better access to Scotland’s two largest cities, provide a 263-space park-and-ride site ...

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    Avanti West Coast promises Pride and Prosperity

    2019-12-09T12:09:00Z

    UK: A reliveried Alstom Class 390 Pendolino was named ‘Pride and Prosperity’ at London Euston station on December 9, to mark the start of the Avanti West Coast franchise the previous day.

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    Network Rail seeks feedback on product acceptance

    2019-12-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Railway Industry Association has launched a survey on behalf of Network Rail to find out how the industry views the infrastructure manager’s product acceptance process and to seek suggestions for further improvement. ‘Our product acceptance process is all about ensuring we have safe, compatible, ...

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    Network Rail regions take over project delivery

    2019-11-11T12:18:00Z

    UK: The next phase of Network Rail’s devolution strategy came into force on November 11, when responsibility for capital projects was transferred from the former centralised Infrastructure Projects business to the five geographical regions that were established in June to provide support for the 14 routes responsible ...

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    Telent awarded Network Rail station wi-fi contract

    2019-10-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Telent Technology a contract to roll-out free passenger wif-fi with ‘seamless connectivity and single sign-on’ at the 20 major stations which it manages directly. This follows pilot schemes at London Euston and London Bridge. Deployment at the remaining stations is scheduled ...

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    Ilford and Romford station enhancement contract

    2019-10-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded VolkerFitzpatrick a £20m contract to complete the upgrading of Ilford and Romford stations in east London for the Crossrail project. Ilford station will gain a ‘new, spacious and bright’ building by the end of 2020 to replace the existing entrance on ...

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    Public Accounts Committee ‘unconvinced’ that arch sale was best value

    2019-09-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published its report into Network Rail’s £1·46bn sale of its commercial rental space portfolio in England and Wales – mainly railway arches – to The Arch Company on a 150-year leasehold basis. The report published on September ...