All Network Rail articles – Page 4

  • Network Rail overhead line engineers
    Rail Business UK

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

    2020-05-07T14:39:00Z

    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

    2020-05-05T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • piston gin
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    Gin distillery supplies Network Rail with hand sanitiser

    2020-04-29T06:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Guildford
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    NR concludes ‘biggest upgrading at Guildford in 40 years’

    2020-04-24T06:00:00Z

    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

    2020-04-22T11:00:00Z

    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

    2020-04-21T08:02:00Z

    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

    2020-04-20T15:41:00Z

    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

    2020-04-14T06:00:00Z

    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

    2020-04-01T09:56:00Z

    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. The ...

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    East Coast resignalling partners appointed

    2020-03-24T15:05:00Z

    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.

  • Robel Mobile Maintenance Train for Network Rail.
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    Harsco Rail awarded mobile maintenance train contract

    2020-03-12T12:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Harsco Corp’s Rail division a US$25m contract to operate and maintain its fleet of eight mobile maintenance trains for three years from April, with an optional two-year extension. The MMTs were built by Robel and entered service from 2015. Designed ...

  • Network Rail is to become an accredited Real Living Wage employer
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    Network Rail to become accredited Real Living Wage employer

    2020-03-06T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is to become an accredited Real Living Wage employer in April, with all its contractors, including those providing facilities services such as cleaning and catering, expected to pay employees appropriately. The current Real Living Wage calculated by the Living Wage Foundation is £9·30 ...

  • Signalling cabinets on stilts at Caldew Junction
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    Signalling equipment on stilts helps storm-proof main line

    2020-02-26T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail’s decision to mount signalling equipment on 3 m high stilts following previous flood damage meant the West Coast Main Line at Caldew Junction just north of Carlisle was able to reopen within 24 h of flooding during Storm Ciara on February 9, compared to ...

  • Network Rail STEM learning centre (2)
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    Network Rail opens STEM learning facility to inspire the next generation

    2020-02-24T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has opened a dedicated STEM learning facility with the aim of closing national skills gaps by inspiring children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths. Schoolchildren and community groups can participate in a range of STEM-based activities ...

  • Acle Marshes user-worked-crossing
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    Wherry lines resignalling goes live

    2020-02-19T15:40:00Z

    UK: The Norwich – Great Yarmouth line reopened on February 17, services having been suspended since February 1 during a major project to replace the mechanical signalling with digital equipment controlled from Colchester. Final works are underway for the Norwich – Lowestoft line ...

  • Wigan Springs Branch depot opening (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    Wigan multiple-unit depot inaugurated

    2020-02-18T10:00:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: Northern and Network Rail have inaugurated a £46m rolling stock stabling and light maintenance facility at Wigan Springs Branch, alongside the former diesel locomotive depot now used by Network Rail. The four-road depot provides Northern with an additional base for its ...

  • Network Rail test train.
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    Energy Innovation Centre works with Network Rail

    2020-02-12T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Energy Innovation Centre not-for-profit organisation is working with Network Rail to find ways of monitoring the condition of uninterruptible power supplies. ‘Having run similar collaborations with some of the UK’s biggest energy networks and water companies, we are really excited to have the opportunity ...

  • Network Rail has awarded five geographical framework contracts for major signalling renewal programmes:
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    Network Rail awards major signalling framework contracts

    2020-02-07T15:16:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded five geographical framework contracts for major signalling renewal programmes: Alstom (Southern Region and Eastern region); Siemens Mobility (Scotland Region and North West Central region); Hitachi Rail STS UK and Linbrooke Services joint venture (Wales ...

  • Fugro RILA platform gauging
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    Fugro’s RILA approved for platform gauging

    2020-02-07T06:00:00Z

    UK: Fugro has obtained Network Rail approval for its RILA train-borne track measurement system to be used for gauging the clearance between trains and platform edges. The infrastructure manager has made extensive use of RILA for a range of projects since 2013, collecting absolute track position ...

  • Network Rail VP small plant contract signing
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    VP plc awarded £257m Network Rail portable plant contract

    2020-02-05T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded VP plc a contract worth up to £257m for the hire, supply and maintenance of all small plant powered by external means. This includes rail drills, torque wrenches, chainsaws and handheld tamping machines, as well as related consumables such as oil, and ...