Topic: Network Rail

Train platform in Scotland

Moving UK’s logistics market to high-speed rail

There was added impetus to this week’s conference of stakeholders in Britain’s high-speed rail industry. There was much talk of the recent revelations that the London to Birmingham HS2 high-speed railway project would be subject...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Crowd of people on experimental footbridge over rail tracks in England

Low-carbon high-tech bridge crosses the tracks

An innovative ‘first-of-its-kind’ railway footbridge has opened to the public in a rural part of England. The light-weight and low-maintenance structure replaces a dangerous level crossing. Engineers and residents have both welcomed the ground breaking...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Signals over railway tracks

UK strikes: permission to make an offer

It could be the breakthrough that the British nation has been waiting for. The recently appointed UK Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, has done what none of his short-tenured predecessors have done, and has opened the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
engineering train

Learning from London Liverpool Street runaway

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch says a runaway incident at London’s Liverpool Street demonstrates the importance of drivers checking that their train is correctly secured before leaving it unattended. Moreover, that advice is especially important...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Nighttime shot of snowy London skyline showing railway tracks approaching London Bridge with The Shard on the skyline

UK Strikes enter bleak midwinter

After negotiations took a setback at the weekend, trades union members of the Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) have voted to turn down an offer tabled by employers. The rejection means a widespread strike...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton