Troon station rebuilding Option 3

Network Rail has presented three options for the redevelopment of the building on Platform 1 at Troon station, which was destroyed by fire in July 2021. Option one is a like-for-like replacement using modern materials; two makes some changes to the size and access arrangements; and the third is a ‘modern interpretation’ of the old building. Each would have an up-to-date internal layout. Completion is proposed in time for The Open golf tournament in July 2024. 


Building on a 2021 contract to introduce an Online Key Management System as part of the East Coast Digital Programme, Network Rail has appointed Thales to implement Certificate Authority/Public Key Infrastructure in early 2023. This will allow Network Rail Telecom to assign and centrally manage digital certificates and authentication across the whole of Network Rail, including authenticating the origin of ETCS signalling data communication messages. The contract includes a three-year support period with the option of two 12-month extensions.

Bristol PAYG (2)

On August 30 Great Western Railway launched its Touch pay-as-you-go smartcard valid for travel on GWR, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales services in the Bristol area.

South Western Railway has awarded contracts for the supply of temporary labour for gatelines and ticket checking to STM Group (UK) Ltd (London & Metro Region, £2·6m) and Adecco UK Ltd (Central, South & West Region, £1·7m). The contracts run for one year with an optional two-year extens