Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

Plans submitted for third entrance at Snow Hill Railway Station

28th March 2019

A planning application for a third access to Birmingham’s Snow Hill Railway Station has been submitted by the West Midlands […]

Work to start to install new platform at Sheringham station

27th March 2019

Greater Anglia is reminding passengers that Sheringham station will close from Sunday while major improvement work to be carried out, […]

Great Western Railway delivers extended car park at Westbury Station

27th March 2019

Great Western Railway has responded to calls for improved parking at Westbury Station by increasing the number of spaces by […]

Special event held to mark exciting progress on landmark project

27th March 2019

Political, transport and commercial leaders gathered at intu Trafford Centre to view the latest exciting progress made on Metrolink’s Trafford […]

Another step forward for Soham station as Mayor James Palmer visits for first monitoring works

27th March 2019

Mayor James Palmer donned his hard hat and high-vis jacket at the planned new Soham railway station site to see […]

National Lottery boost to save Falling Sands Viaduct

26th March 2019

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is celebrating after winning a £853,800 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The company […]

Every second counts as rail firms use new punctuality measures to help improve performance

25th March 2019

From April, Britain’s train operators and Network Rail will publish new measures of train punctuality as part of an ongoing […]

Views sought on future of Edinburgh Waverley Station

25th March 2019

With annual passenger numbers expected to double to over 49million by 2048, rail passengers, customers and the public are being […]

TfL completes ‘sale and leaseback’ of Elizabeth line trains to 345 Rail Leasing Consortium

22nd March 2019

Photo credit: Sarnia / Deal releases approximately £1bn of capital to reinvest into London’s transport network, whilst allowing TfL to retain control and […]

Final green light for Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro funding

22nd March 2019

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has given the final go-ahead for the cash to finance the Wednesbury to Brierley […]

Translink welcomes planning approval for Belfast Transport Hub

22nd March 2019

Translink has welcomed the announcement from the Department for Infrastructure that planning permission has been granted for the new Belfast […]

Key study into Cambridgeshire Metro finds ‘compelling case’ to move forward with transformational scheme

21st March 2019

A detailed report examining the feasibility of a metro system for Greater Cambridge and the wider region has found a […]

Barry White responds to IPPR North ‘Quick Wins’ report

21st March 2019

Following the release of the IPPR North report; ‘Quick Wins for the North’s Transport Network’, Chief Executive Barry White outlines TfN’s […]

Securing next generation with recruitment showcase at Railtex 2019

21st March 2019

Recruitment, training and retention of rail staff will be a key focus of Railtex 2019, it has been announced. The […]

First section of brand new Tube signalling goes live

20th March 2019

Signalling upgrade will mean quicker, more frequent services on Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines from 2021. The […]

Wolverhampton’s new railway station phase one steel frame close to completion

20th March 2019

The steel framework for phase one of City of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building is close to completion. Contractors Galliford […]

West Midlands Rail Executive reveals striking new images of a future “world class” Birmingham Moor Street station as part of once-in-a-generation transformation plan

19th March 2019

Striking new images of a radical yet respectful transformation of Birmingham Moor Street station have been revealed by West Midlands […]

Upgrades at West Yorkshire station will make travelling easier for everyone

19th March 2019

Passengers and users of Hebden Bridge station will enjoy a much-improved experience following completion of a £2.2 million investment to […]

Consortium hails East West Rail progress – 2019 a ‘pivotal year in scheme’s history’

19th March 2019

The East West Rail Consortium has hailed progress being made on East West Rail, describing 2019 as ‘a pivotal year […]

Blackpool South line reopens after major phase of bridge replacement in Lytham St Annes

18th March 2019

The railway between Preston and Blackpool South has fully reopened after two consecutive weekends of work to replace a bridge […]

Major breakthrough completed at complex Bank Station Upgrade

18th March 2019

The modernisation of Bank Tube Station has reached a significant new milestone, with the first breakthrough between a new entrance […]

Progress continues on Portrush Station

15th March 2019

The £5.6m Portrush Station project has taken another major step forward in recent days, with the removal of what’s been […]