Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

Thousands of hours in delays to be saved as UK’s first mainline digital railway introduced

22nd June 2020

The East Coast Main Line is set to become Britain’s first mainline digital rail link with £350 million of new […]

Planning permission granted for new White Rose Railway Station in South Leeds

19th June 2020

Leeds City Council has granted planning permission for a new White Rose Railway Station to improve connectivity in the south […]

£5m Milngavie investment is platform for rail improvement

19th June 2020

Network Rail will shortly begin a programme of work at Milngavie station to extend the platforms in an investment that […]

GB Railfreight unveils new sidings at Peterborough

17th June 2020

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is set to start operations at its new intermodal sidings at Peterborough. The investment provides GBRf with much […]

The six months of major improvement work to be rolled out across Anglia’s rail network

17th June 2020

Network Rail has announced a huge package of improvement work across the region’s rail network to improve reliability of train […]

Passengers reminded not to travel to or from London King’s Cross this weekend as £1.2bn East Coast Upgrade work continues

16th June 2020

No trains in or out of London King’s Cross on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 June so new overhead line […]

Firm appointed to build Metro’s £70m new train depot

16th June 2020

Stadler has officially commissioned VolkerFitzpatrick to build a brand new depot at Gosforth, which will accommodate the new state-of-the-art trains […]

Special adaptations to marine equipment for HS2 project

12th June 2020

In preparation for construction work on the High Speed 2 (HS2) project, a prominent marine civil engineering and maintenance company […]

Network Rail urges Anglia residents to stay safe at level crossings as people choose alternatives to public transport

11th June 2020

With more people cycling and walking as an alternative to using public transport, Network Rail is reminding everyone to stay […]

Tees Valley Mayor Launches £35 Million Station Transformation To Deliver More Trains To Middlesbrough

10th June 2020

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has announced a £35million transformation of Middlesbrough Station to deliver more train services to the […]

TfL’s construction projects to commence phased restart

9th June 2020

Work has resumed on the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade, the Northern Line Extension and the transformation of Old Street Roundabout, […]

WSP appointed by VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver design on new Thameslink Station in North-West London

8th June 2020

WSP, the engineering professional services consultancy, has been appointed by Principal Contractor VolkerFitzpatrick to undertake the multidisciplinary design of Brent […]

Rail industry demonstrates to transport MP how it is rising to the Coronavirus challenge

5th June 2020

Rail organisations showed their efforts in combating Coronavirus in a virtual site visit with influential Transport Select Committee member Chris […]

Fresh ideas to help infrastructure serve a changing society

5th June 2020

Three-day rail season tickets to support flexible working, designing transport hubs to encourage safe post-pandemic social interaction, and securing better […]

Plans for new University station in Birmingham are approved

5th June 2020

Birmingham City Council has approved plans for a new University station in Birmingham which aims to provide flagship facilities to […]

Welsh Minister calls for four new railway stations to be built across Wales

4th June 2020

The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, setting […]

Bombardier Transportation extends successful partnership with QUEST Global

4th June 2020

Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation and QUEST Global, a global product engineering and lifecycle services company, have signed an […]

LNER signals better mobile connections

4th June 2020

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has announced plans in partnership with mobile phone operator O2 to boost network coverage along […]

GB Railfreight announce extra investment in Cambridgeshire properties and facilities despite economic uncertainty

3rd June 2020

Despite the ongoing national and international disruption caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, GB Railfreight (GBRf) one of the UK’s […]

Survey works taking place into the re-opening of passenger rail services between Northumberland and Newcastle

2nd June 2020

Survey work has started as progress continues towards re-opening passenger rail services between Northumberland and Newcastle. As part of the […]