Archive for category: Stations

Potential sites for new Old Oak Common London Overground stations presented

Transport for London (TfL) has released details of proposed sites for two new London Overground stations at Old Oak Common.
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15 striking pictures of railways in Africa

Between the gorgeous backdrops of the African plains and deserts and the continent's socio-economic challenges, Africa's railways make for some striking pictures.
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Amtrak identifies 5 critical rail investments to keep the USA moving forward

High demand for passenger rail service continues to outpace investment, according to Amtrak, which has resulted in a backlog of $38 billion of deferred capital investments.
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Indian Railways overturns 150 year-old convention following Mumbai stampede

Indian railway minister Piyush Goyal has said the department will change a 150-year-old convention as it reviews safety following the Mumbai stampede.
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Skylight restoration work underway at Chicago Union station

Amtrak has begun a $22 million project to restore a 92-year-old skylight in Chicago Union station’s Great Hall – the operator’s fourth busiest station. Built in 1925, the 219-foot-long skylight is 115ft above floor level but over the years the barrel-vaulted skylight has deteriorated due to water damage and is no longer fit for purpose. To […]
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EU finances transport hub in Northern Ireland to boost cross-border travel

Waterside railway station in Londonderry is to be transformed thanks to funding from the European Union.
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India’s railway minister announces wave of “transformative” decisions

India's new railway minister Piyush Goyal has announced a wave of decisions to transform the railways into "the engine that fuels the development journey towards New India."
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Laing O’Rourke and John Holland awarded $240m station contract

A joint venture between Laing O’Rourke and John Holland has been given a $240 million contract to upgrade Sydenham station, Sydney, New South Wales, in Australia. 
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MTR trials Bluetooth beacon navigation at one of its stations

MTR is trialling a new mobile navigation app which uses Bluetooth beacon technology at one of its Hong Kong stations.
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Melbourne Metro Tunnel stations could be named after Game of Thrones locations

Forget Station McStationface, members of the public in Australia have been suggesting names for new Melbourne Metro Tunnel stations and Game of Thrones-inspired locations have proved popular choices.
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HS2 launches procurement competition for London station works

HS2 has begun its search to find construction partners to deliver the redevelopment of London Euston station and build a brand new interchange at Old Oak Common. HS2 said the redevelopment of the two sites will “unlock 79,000 jobs and 29,000 homes”. Shortlisted bidders will be invited to tender for both contracts by the end […]
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