Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

£1.4 million for Churnet Valley Railway signals green light for Leek

19th March 2020

The Churnet Valley Railway (CVR) is celebrating after securing over £1.4m to bring this hugely popular visitor attraction to Leek. […]

Homes evacuated from trackside landslip by quick thinking railway workers

19th March 2020

Quick thinking Network Rail staff helped keep pensioners and passengers safe from a landslip in West Lancashire during Storm Jorge. […]

telent awarded maintenance contract for new Elizabeth line through central London

18th March 2020

telent, a leading UK technology and network services company, has been awarded a contract to support and maintain CCTV for […]

Calls to add fully accessible Thameslink to the Tube map

18th March 2020

The London Assembly Transport Committee has published a report on accessible and inclusive transport and made a number of recommendations among others: Transport […]

Dyer & Butler completes installation of Cobham footbridge

17th March 2020

Dyer & Butler, a multi-disciplined engineering services specialist focused on essential infrastructure including airports, railways and highways, and part of […]

Community celebrates funding for lifts at Flitwick station

17th March 2020

Thameslink rail managers, community leaders and holiday destination Center Parcs have welcomed a Government announcement of additional money for Network […]

4G now available on eastern section of Jubilee line

17th March 2020

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the eastern half of the Jubilee line will be able to access full […]

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. […]