After the announcement in August 2020 that Crossrail Ltd would require funding beyond the original agreed funding envelope, a new £85 million package has been agreed upon.
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Fifteen rail schemes across England have been awarded up to £50,000 to accelerate plans that could restore lines and stations to communities, including those closed during the Beeching cuts.
The Northern Powerhouse Rail network spans from Liverpool to Hull, Sheffield and the North East, and would begin construction in 2024/25.
The funding will accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections of the West Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and East Anglia route.
By utilising wind and solar power, HS1 aims to operate solely on renewable energy and has pledged to be fully carbon neutral within a decade.
During Q1 of 2020-2021, the number of passenger journeys decreased by more than 400 million when compared to the same quarter in 2019-2020.
The hydrogen-powered HydroFLEX train, developed by the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook, will help to decarbonise rail transportation.
Richard will join Chiltern Railways in October 2020, at a crucial time for the train operator after it recently signed a new agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT).
As part of its efforts to connect the UK's fragmented rail network and support operators through COVID-19, the UK government has begun the process to end railway franchising.
Working to optimise the East Coast Main Line and and reduce inefficiencies, the second phase of the power supply upgrade is set to begin.
Passengers from three stations in West and East Sussex can now benefit from full length Southern trains thanks to platform extensions.
HS2 Ltd has announced the formal start of construction on Britain's new high-speed rail project, highlighting the large number of jobs the project will be recruiting for in the coming months and years.
The agreement between local leaders and the UK government will provide a mechanism for positive influences over investment decisions in the East Midlands railway.
The formation of an Acceleration Unit by the UK government will result in the quicker delivery of a range of rail upgrades across the country.
Trenitalia c2c has welcomed the Essex Thameside Capacity Study by Network Rail, which confirms that its digital signalling project has been included as one of the solutions for Essex’s long-term rail capacity needs.