Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

Rail upgrade to enhance competitiveness of Humber ports

26th November 2018

The largest port in the country is getting a boost thanks to a £15m upgrade to the Humber’s rail infrastructure. […]

£5 million overhaul of Kidsgrove station underway to make it accessible for everyone

26th November 2018

Work is underway to install new lifts and a footbridge at Kidsgrove station, Staffordshire, to ensure it’s accessible for everyone by spring […]

£1.4m Chatham station regeneration gets underway

23rd November 2018

A major regeneration project that will breathe new life into the area around Chatham railway station and improve links between […]

Porterbrook Sponsors Railway Children Three Peaks Challenge by Rail

23rd November 2018

Porterbrook has signed an agreement with charity Railway Children to be lead sponsor of the Three Peaks Challenge. The Three […]

Passengers reminded of vital Highland main line upgrade work

22nd November 2018

Network Rail is delivering a multi-million-pound programme of enhancement and maintenance projects that will affect services on the Highland main […]

An ode to Mansfield… by Andy Castledine

22nd November 2018

Riding on the rail network recently, I passed through a number of places that were decimated by the closure of […]

Changes to train services in February 2019 as Network Rail upgrades railway in Derbyshire

21st November 2018

Network Rail is giving passengers advance notice of a week of changes to train services between Derby and Matlock from […]

New platform part of two more key upgrades for Leeds Station

19th November 2018

Major investment in Leeds is set to continue after schemes to improve both train journeys and the look and feel […]

Steel works strengthen subway

19th November 2018

Strengthening works have begun on the former subway in Paradise Street following demolition earlier this year for the Birmingham Westside […]

Network Rail’s £2billion plan to provide a better railway for passengers in Wales and Borders confirmed

16th November 2018

Network Rail in Wales and Borders is set to benefit from a record £2billion to provide a safer and more […]

Rail Minister backs ‘life-changing’ community rail projects

16th November 2018

On a visit today (15 November 2018) to the Cumbrian Coast Line’s ‘rail journey to recovery’, one of the UK’s […]

Crossrail…a view from Christian Wolmar

15th November 2018

Probably the only thing that the departed rail minister, Jo Johnson, will be remembered for is the fact that he […]

Public to have their say on designs for new railway stations

14th November 2018

Members of the public are being invited to help shape the look of three new suburban railway stations in south […]

Cheshire East Council spearheads key HS2 action plan

12th November 2018

Cheshire East Council is spearheading an action plan to maximise the potential benefits of an enhanced HS2 hub station at […]

Commission Chair welcomes West Yorkshire’s focus on improving infrastructure

12th November 2018

Following the publication by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) of its first National Infrastructure Assessment, NIC Chair Sir John Armitt […]

South Western Railway passengers advised to check before travelling over festive period

9th November 2018

South Western Railway passengers have been urged to plan ahead this festive period as Network Rail carry out important upgrade […]

Work begins on Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension

8th November 2018

The Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension has moved a step closer with the next stage of the project now […]

£1.7 million station refurbishment underway at Longbridge

5th November 2018

Work has begun on the £1.7 million refurbishment of Longbridge station in Birmingham. Passengers will benefit from a better, more […]

New step-free footbridge opens in Tottenham making access to services and the Lee Valley easier

5th November 2018

As part of the £170m Lee Valley Rail Programme, Network Rail has opened a new footbridge over the West Anglia […]

Mark Wild to join Crossrail Ltd

2nd November 2018

Transport for London (TfL) and Crossrail Ltd have announced that Mark Wild will join Crossrail Ltd as Chief Executive from […]

Milestone for multibillion pound project as apprentices meet Minister for London

31st October 2018

Apprentices taking part in a scheme set to boost the economy in south west London met Minister for London Jo […]

Funding for the North’s transport infrastructure features in the Autumn Budget

30th October 2018

Funding earmarked to help deliver transport infrastructure in the North of England has been revealed as part of the Autumn […]