All Network Rail articles – Page 3

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast Main Line northern power supply works funded


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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

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    Soham station construction contract awarded


    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


    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
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    Plan to decarbonise Scottish passenger trains by 2035


    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 Decarbonisation ...

  • Waterloo LED screen - hi res
    Rail Business UK

    High-definition information screen on test at London Waterloo


    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 ...

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    Architecture competition aims to shape the future of smaller stations


    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 ...

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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 ...

  • ThinkStation
    Rail Business UK

    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.
    Rail Business UK

    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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    Rail Business UK

    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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    Rail Business UK

    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.
    Rail Business UK

    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.
    Rail Business UK

    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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    Rail Business UK

    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 ...