Topic: UK

A London bridge is falling down

A summer of possession is just a month away. What may appear to rail users as the mouth to the tunnel under Hackney Downs is actually a road overbridge. It’s that road element that has...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Vote for rail says UK industry association

The Railway Industry Association, which champions a dynamic rail supply sector in the UK, has entered the political fray. The RIA has called upon the next Government to boost rail capacity to meet future demand....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK manifesto from High Speed Rail Group

A comprehensive long-term strategy to develop the UK’s inter-urban rail network. That, says the industry-wide High Speed Rail Group, is essential for future economic growth and achieving net zero. Those claims are backed up by...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 Thame Valley Viaduct arriving in sections

The HS2 high-speed rail project is littered with superlatives. Among them is the Thame Valley Viaduct in Buckinghamshire, England. The low-lying bridge, which crosses a flood plain, is under construction, using a modular approach that’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Europe’s busiest mixed traffic route blocked

The West Coast Main Line, which connects London with Birmingham, Manchester Liverpool and Glasgow, is blocked by a freight train derailment. The incident happened overnight Wednesday-Thursday, at a location north of Preston. Services to Scotland...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wild appointment for new HS2 CEO

Britain’s highest-profile railway project has a new man in the driving seat. Mark Wild has filled the vacancy as chief executive for the massive HS2 high-speed rail project. The new CEO has a track record...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Samaritans train 30,000 in suicide prevention

Samaritans, the UK-wide volunteer service for personal support, has teamed up with Network Rail, the UK government’s infrastructure agency. Together, they have trained over 30,000 rail staff to help prevent suicide. The announcement comes on the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Dublin - Belfast "Enterprise" train crossing a viaduct with a lake in the foreground

Dublin and Belfast Enterprise service upgrade

Ireland’s cross-border Enterprise service is set for the biggest overhaul of its seventy-five-year history. Authorities in the Republic of Ireland and in the UK-administered Northern Ireland have agreed on a nine-figure investment in the cross-border...Read more
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Long Marston centre to be electrified

Porterbrook is investing in the Long Marston testing centre in Warwickshire, England. The leasing and asset management company has been the operator of the site since 2021. Last month, they liked it so much they...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Scotland’s fares concession extended again

Peak-time fares remain suspended in Scotland. Commuters will be spared paying a premium for their work journeys for another three months. The Scottish government-funded “Off-Peak, All-Day” promotion has now been extended for a second time...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
CCTV image of Lumo train seeding through Peterborough station

Lumo plans London to Manchester and Rochdale

There is a big blue success story coming to Manchester. It’s not another Premiership title for City. The open access passenger train operator Lumo has revealed plans to operate a service from Rochdale to London....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton