Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

First look at new Birmingham city centre tram stops as work ramps-up

31st July 2019

The first of the city’s new tram stops are being installed in Birmingham city centre as work to extend the […]

Gearing up to deliver a top class new University Station

31st July 2019

One of the West Midlands’ busiest railway stations is set for a major redevelopment to improve facilities for passengers. University […]

Demolition of Kidderminster station begins ahead of rebuild

30th July 2019

Work to demolish the existing station building at Kidderminster Station has begun ahead of major upgrade works at the station […]

Kent rail passengers to benefit from £10m project to improve passenger information systems

30th July 2019

The upgraded passenger information systems were designed by a team of rail industry experts and developed through trials with passenger […]

Zero Maintenance Signalling Systems

30th July 2019

Unipart Dorman worked in close collaboration with Network Rail and other industry stakeholders on the latest generation of LED railway […]

New canopy for Dore and Totley Railway Station

26th July 2019

It’s good news for commuters on the Hope Valley line, as the Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis, […]

Major accessibility upgrade underway at Mills Hill station

25th July 2019

A multi-million-pound project to improve accessibility for passengers at Mills Hill station in Greater Manchester has started this week. The […]

New station for Wolverhampton moves a step closer

24th July 2019

The Wolverhampton Interchange project has hit new heights this week with the completion of the roof on phase one of […]

Government sets out vision for a safe and biodiverse railway lineside

23rd July 2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out a clear strategy for how it expects Network Rail to protect and […]

Railfuture supports Morpeth to Berwick Rail Feasibility Study

23rd July 2019

Railfuture affiliated local campaign group SENRUG, based in South and East Northumberland – has secured funding for a Feasibility Study […]

London Bridge station named on shortlist for RIBA Stirling Prize 2019

23rd July 2019

London Bridge Station has been named in the shortlist for UK architecture’s most prestigious award, the RIBA Stirling Prize 2019. […]

Railways can boost UK becoming net zero-carbon by 2050

22nd July 2019

Britain’s railways have a crucial role to play in helping the UK economy decarbonise by 2050, according to a new […]

Parkside Middle School visit Worcestershire Parkway site

19th July 2019

School pupils won an exciting and unique opportunity to visit the construction site of the new Worcestershire Parkway train station. […]

Maritime Intermodal launches two new rail services from DP World London Gateway

17th July 2019

Maritime Transport (Maritime) has launched two new dedicated rail services from DP World London Gateway to its rail terminals in […]

Watford High Street Station to close for vital work

17th July 2019

Customers who use London Overground’s Euston to Watford route are advised that Watford High Street station will be closed for […]

Story Contracting to deliver new Horden railway station

17th July 2019

Story Contracting has been awarded a Network Rail contract to design and build a new railway station in County Durham. […]

Spelthorne Council and Heathrow set to work in partnership to develop Southern Light Rail Proposals

17th July 2019

Spelthorne Borough Council have been named as the first of nine official Innovation Partners to the Heathrow Expansion Programme, following […]

London Assembly Transport Chair calls for rail industry to better represent the people it serves at diversity event

15th July 2019

Florence Eshalomi AM, Chair of the London Assembly Transport Committee, has called for the rail industry to better represent the […]

Work starts on a temporary Metro depot in North Tyneside

13th July 2019

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has started work on the construction of […]

Seats on-board trains of the future will benefit from a more scientific approach to comfort.

11th July 2019

Ground-breaking research, by rail industry body RSSB, has led to the first comfort rating scale for designing in an appropriate […]

New Government funding: revolutionising high speed rail

10th July 2019

Photo credit: University of Leeds and Atkins Architects The Government has confirmed funding for the University to create one of […]

GBRf’s £2 Million Refurbished Class 92 to Enter Caledonian Sleeper Service

10th July 2019

GB Railfreight are pleased to announce that Locomotive 92006 has re-entered service following a £2 million refurbishment at Wabtec’s Brush […]