Network Rail has launched two independent task forces to help it better manage its massive earthworks (cuttings and embankments) portfolio and its understanding and response to severe weather events.
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Over the next decade, up to 15,000 freight trains will haul 10 million tonnes of aggregate to HS2 construction sites, representing a massive reduction in carbon emissions and marking a significant investment for Britain’s rail freight sector.
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.
Andrew Haines, Network Rail’s Chief Executive, has vowed to understand the cause and put immediate additional safety measures in place following the derailment near Stonehaven on 12 August 2020 in which three people died and six were injured.
The new radio system, Airwave, will help to improve train performance and links with the emergency services by making communication more reliable.
The concept designs feature plans to completely transform Waverley train station, making it a more accessible site for passengers.
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.
The new platform and track at Stevenage station will improve the reliability of Great Northern, Thameslink and London North Eastern Railway services.
Network Rail's £3.4 million Great North Rail Project upgrade will make overhead line equipment (OLE) more resilient on the West Coast Main Line between Preston and Carlisle.
The UK government has dedicated £200,000 to develop better mobile connectivity for passengers when travelling across the UK rail network.
Vortex IoT is set to provide a fully operational and validated RODIO-TSM product - the Rail Optical Detection of Intrusions and Obstructions – Tunnel and Station Monitoring solution - to be demonstrated on Network Rail’s infrastructure by March 2021.
On trial until December 2020, the high-definition colour screen will provide passengers with easy-to-understand up-to-the-minute journey information.
The competition from Network Rail and RIBA Competitions will give architects, engineers and designers the chance to improve the travel experience for the millions of passengers who use Britain’s railway, and leave a lasting legacy on station design.
The UK's Office of Rail and Road's 2019-2020 assessment shows Network Rail has saved more than £385 million in the first year of its new control period 6, but passenger and freight performance varied by region.
London Victoria - Britain’s second busiest railway station - has started a trial aiming to recycle 85 per cent of all waste created on the site.