New Money cuts to the Chase

Six stations in the West Midlands are to be revamped as part of a £2.1 million programme of investment on the Chase Line. The stations set to benefit…

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Wartime constable honoured

A railway policeman has been honoured at last. Police Constable Thomas Beeston dashed to the rescue of people trapped by the burning wreckage of a crashed…

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Second time for Ernie

When Ernie Bradley started work in the paint shop at Derby loco works one of his first jobs was to paint a brand new Great Gable, a Peak class locomotive….

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New city hosts Rail HQ

A new national rail head-quarters at Milton Keynes has moved a step nearer as Network Rail shortlisted five firms for the project. The famous five includes…

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Euro-scope for Crossrail

Crossrail Limited has published notices inviting expressions of interest for two principal tunnelling contracts in the Official Journal of the European…

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IET annual railway network lecture

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) plays host to Andrew McNaughton, Chief Engineer at High Speed Two Ltd, as he delivers the IET Annual…

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Seamlessly integrated services to deliver multidisciplinary projects

Very few major rail infrastructure projects require just one engineering discipline; many are now truly multi-disciplinary and requiring an integrated…

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Testing times at High Marnham

Network Rail has announced the opening of its Rail Vehicle Development Centre (RVDC) close to the Notts/Lincolnshire border which will play a key role…

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Accidents caused by office planning and lack of good job specific briefings

Support for COSS’s and site supervisors who want to plan their own work and visit sites before the jobs start! A Welsh COSS with high blood pressure…

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Royal thread for fixings pioneer

Charles Bickford has crowned a successful career by meeting Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Mr Bickford, 73, from Benfleet, Essex won the Queen’s…

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Brilliant Bob saves the day

‘I think London Underground staff are excellent,’ says Mrs Suranganie Joseph of Sri Lanka, speaking after LU staff saved a family holiday of a lifetime….

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Triathlon joy for Tube Lines duo

Frieda Weiberle and Tom Shaw, who both work for Tube Lines, have completed the Mazda London Triathlon held in London’s Docklands. The Triathlon – among…

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