Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

First of the state-of-the-art trains for the Merseyrail network tested for first time

17th March 2020

One of the new trains as part of a £450 million transformation for the Merseyrail network has been tested for […]

16/3 – TfL update on financial impact of coronavirus

16th March 2020

Transport for London (TfL) has issued an update on how the Covid-19 virus has affected its passenger numbers and how […]

Boost for Birmingham rail users as first passenger train in 80 years runs on Camp Hill line

16th March 2020

The reopening of a former railway line in south Birmingham moved a step closer after a local passenger train travelled […]

Mattei awarded International Railway Industry Supplier Certification

16th March 2020

Ing. Enea Mattei SpA, a company specialising in the design and construction of rotary vane compressors distributed around the world, […]

Step-free access now available at four western TfL Rail stations

13th March 2020

Customers using Hanwell, Iver, Langley and Taplow TfL Rail stations now benefit from step-free access from street to platform for […]

Michael Matheson visits site of storm-damaged Dumfries rail line

13th March 2020

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity visited the site of the landslip beneath the railway between Kilmarnock […]

Nomad Digital to deploy a large WiFi contract with operators of the Öresundstrain in Denmark and Sweden

12th March 2020

Nomad Digital Limited has won a multi-million-pound contract to execute their Nomad Connect WiFi solution for 111 trains, securing more […]

Budget signals major investment in the UK’s railways

11th March 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has said he wants to get Britain moving with public investment hitting its highlight levels […]

£20 million in Budget for Midlands Rail Hub

11th March 2020

Midlands Connect’s flagship Midlands Rail Hub plans have been awarded £20 million in the Chancellor’s Budget, taking the £2 billion […]

Leaders secure £1.8 billion devolution deal unlocking decades of investment for West Yorkshire

11th March 2020

An ambitious West Yorkshire devolution deal unlocking more than £1.8 billion in investment to drive up living standards through better transport, improved skills and stronger businesses, while […]

Upholland tunnel repairs to make railway more reliable for passengers

11th March 2020

A historic railway tunnel in West Lancashire is being made more reliable for passengers this month. More than £1m is […]

Government funds £100m project to boost frequency and reliability on the Tyne and Wear Metro

11th March 2020

The Government has today agreed to fund a £100m scheme to increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability […]

GB Railfreight invest £3 million in new Peterborough office

10th March 2020

GB Railfreight are very excited to unveil the plans for a £3 million new operational and training facility in Peterborough. […]

Budget 2020: The calls from railway organisations

10th March 2020

The first Budget of Boris Johnson’s majority government is revealed on Wednesday with changes to tax, pensions and social care […]

East West Railway Company invites bids for short-term rolling stock contract as it goes shopping for trains

9th March 2020

East West Railway Company opts for a short-term solution of leasing trains for the section of East West Rail between Oxford, […]

Second stage of public consultation for major railway upgrade in West Yorkshire begins following overwhelming support for scheme

9th March 2020

Network Rail has announced when the next stage of public consultation on proposals to upgrade the railway between Huddersfield and […]

“Empower us to deliver for our region” Northern leaders tell Chancellor ahead of Budget

9th March 2020

Northern leaders are urging the Chancellor to reform the way funding decisions are made and provide a dedicated ‘Northern Budget’ […]

Construction work ready to begin at HS2’s ‘Interchange’ station site near Birmingham Airport

9th March 2020

Preparatory work has almost been completed and now major structures are being put in place on the site of HS2’s […]

Trafford Park Line opening date announced

9th March 2020

Metrolink will open doors to some of the region’s most iconic visitor destinations when the new £350m Trafford Park Line […]

Budget 2020: With HS2 secured, Government urged to back Midlands Engine Rail

6th March 2020

Sub-national Transport Body Midlands Connect has called on Government to commit to Midlands Engine Rail in March’s budget, fulfilling its […]