All Network Rail articles – Page 2

  • NR Parsons Tunnel - artist impression - view from sea
    Rail Business UK

    Rockfall shelter to protect Devon coastal railway

    2021-03-19T14:21:00Z

    UK: The government has confirmed £37·4m of funding to enable the construction of a 209 m extension of the Parsons Tunnel rockfall shelter to protect the railway running between cliffs and the sea between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon. Studies including drone flights had found ...

  • Regular passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter are to be reinstated, after the Department for Transport confirmed the provision of £40·5m of funding under the Restoring Your Railway initiative
    Rail Business UK

    Exeter – Okehampton passenger service to be revived

    2021-03-19T00:05:00Z

    UK: Regular passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter are to be reinstated, after the Department for Transport confirmed the provision of £40·5m of funding under the Restoring Your Railway initiative on March 19. The initial service will start by the end of this year, with ...

  • Network Rail overhead line engineers
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail to reduce third-party works fees

    2021-03-09T12:19:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is to reduce the risk fees applied to third-party work from April 1, in a move which the Railway Industry Association said would open up the opportunity for more organisations to work near railway lines. In an effort to encourage outside investment, Network ...

  • gb Wisbech Station potential
    Rail Business UK

    Wisbech railway reopening to be planned alongside Ely enhancements

    2021-03-08T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Mayor of Cambridgeshire Peterborough, James Palmer, has announced ‘a powerful new partnership’ with Network Rail to develop proposals for the reopening of the Wisbech – March line in parallel with the project to increase capacity in the Ely area. A Wisbech – ...

  • gb Signalling works (Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Success of current rail projects will influence future investment choices, says Rail Minister

    2021-03-03T15:51:00Z

    UK: The Swift, Pragmatic Efficient Enhancement Delivery project to identify ways of reducing infrastructure investment costs and speeding up delivery ‘is a call to arms to cut unnecessary red tape, be bold and purposeful, and empower the railway to be radical in its thinking’, ...

  • Cambridge station (Photo: Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Cambridge resignalling, re-lock and re-control project planned

    2021-02-16T14:51:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has set out details of the Cambridge resignalling, re-lock and re-control project, and is to undertake public consultation during March on proposals for the modernisation of seven level crossings. The C3R programme covers 200 track-km in an area between Meldreth and Elsenham ...

  • Smart Weed System train
    Rail Business UK

    Smart Weed System to improve environmental performance

    2021-02-10T11:00:00Z

    UK: A novel vegetation control train is set to begin operation in May, with two more due to follow by April 2022. The Smart Weed System trains will use cameras to detect weeds in and around the track and apply the most appropriate herbicide, while ...

  • Network Rail drone (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail awards drone management contract

    2021-02-02T12:15:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded specialist company Dronecloud a five-year contract to supply enterprise-level software-as-a-service to manage its fleet of infrastructure monitoring and surveying aerial vehicles. Dronecloud CEO Jan Domaradzki said drone operations had evolved organically in many industries, and as activities become more complex ...

  • Passenger services began using Manchester’s Ordsall Chord on December 10 (Photo: Tony Miles).
    Rail Business UK

    DfT consults on options to decongest Manchester’s railways

    2021-01-14T16:48:00Z

    UK: A public consultation on options for a recast of services around Manchester to improve performance and reliability was announced by the Department for Transport and Transport for the North on January 14.

  • Final preparations are being made ahead of a nine-day project to push an 11 000 tonne curved concrete box under the East Coast Main Line at Werrington to the north of Peterborough (Photo: Network Rail Air Operations)
    Rail Business UK

    11 000 tonne Werrington dive-under tunnel to be pushed beneath the East Coast Main Line

    2021-01-13T13:24:00Z

    UK: Final preparations are being made ahead of a nine-day project to push an 11 000 tonne curved concrete box under the East Coast Main Line at Werrington to the north of Peterborough, in what Network Rail says is ‘a first for UK engineering.’ The double-track ...

  • 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’, ...

  • gb-NR-science-based targets-crop
    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 ...