Archive for category: Stations

Japan’s Musashi-Mizonokuchi railway station to use off-grid hydrogen energy system

Toshiba’s hydrogen energy system will now provide power to the Musashi-Mizonokuchi Station in Japan. The system, H2One, is now operational and generating electricity to light part of the station, which is based on the JR Nambua Line in the city of Kawasaki. Should a disaster cut the energy supply to the station, Toshiba’s off-grid system will […]
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HS2 appoints design and construction team for Toton hub station

Architects from Weston Williamson + Partners (WWP) and engineers from Aecom have been awarded the contract to design and build the East Midlands hub station at Toton. WWP is already involved in the design of the HS2 stations at Old Oak Common in West London, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport and will now work on the Toton station, which […]
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This is what the new Los Angeles transit station could look like

Images of what the Airport Metro Connector project in Los Angeles could look like have been released by the local transport authority. The new transit station will connect metro service passengers to a new people mover that will serve Los Angeles International Airport. It will include a bike hub, a bus plaza, a mezzanine walkway […]
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Network Rail begins £15m Bath Spa station upgrade

Work on the £15 million upgrade of Bath Spa station has begun. Network Rail started the modernisation works, which will see the platforms widened and track realigned, on April 8. It will continue until April 23 to allow the new, longer IEP trains to use the station later in 2017. This will also reduce the stepping […]
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WYCA opens £10.8m Low Moor railway station – its third in 16 months

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is celebrating the opening of the region’s third new railway station in 16 months. Following the launch of Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge, the combined authority has now opened a third, Low Moor station – a £10.8 million railway station that is expected to serve half a million passengers […]
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HS2 launches competition for station design and development contracts

HS2 has published details of contract opportunities for architects and developers interested in delivering the four new stations for the London to Birmingham high-speed railway. HS2 is looking for companies to help refine its plans for three new stations – Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and Old Oak Common in west London – and the expansion of […]
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The Gate Line Throughput Challenge

Rail Engineer often reports on capacity constraints, not just on the number and length of trains but on station capacity and the number of travellers that pass through. A forthcoming challenge, as passenger numbers increase, will be how to get people through ticket barriers in the minimum possible time. Gate line barriers are now a […]
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Ilkeston – How to build a station in 10 months

The Derbyshire town of Ilkeston, population 38,640, has been tagged with the title of “England’s largest town on a passenger railway line without a railway station”. It’s predecessor, Corby (pop. 61,300) received its station in 2009. At one time, however, Ilkeston was almost a railway town with no fewer than three stations. Ilkeston Junction, or […]
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Ministers approve Glasgow Queen Street station redevelopment

A major redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station moved closer to becoming a reality today as ministers granted Network Rail the powers it needs to carry out the transformation. The announcement today, although significant, isn’t a green light for the project to begin. Network Rail has said it will now have to review the Transport and […]
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Manchester seeks station devolution

Greater Manchester’s transport authority has submitted proposals which, if supported, could see it assume ownership of the county’s railway stations. Under the plans, entitled ‘Case for Change’, the ownership and management of Greater Manchester’s stations would transfer from Network Rail and individual train operators to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) by the mid 2020s. TfGM says […]
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Council appoints contractor for new Worcestershire Parkway station

Buckingham Group has been appointed by Worcestershire County Council to design and build the new Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station. The station, which is located at Norton, will serve the North Cotswold Line that links Worcester, Oxford and London Paddington. Having been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT) last month, the station is scheduled to open […]
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