Plans for new station in Yorkshire

Network Rail and Metro have submitted plans for a new station to Bradford council. The new station, if approved, would be built at Apperley Bridge, on…

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Chancellor’s pledge on rail is good news for passengers says ATOC

In response to the Chancellor’s announcement, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies, said: “It is excellent…

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Babcock Rail awards Cosalt PPE contract

Babcock Rail has awarded Cosalt a new three-year contract starting 1st January 2010 to supply specialist personal protection equipment (PPE) for the company’s…

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Network Rail welcomes further rail electrification in pre budget report

A spokesman for Network Rail said: “Network Rail welcomes the government’s support for its plans for further electrification of the rail network….

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Finning UK secures fluid analysis contract

Finning UK’s Fluid and Condition Monitoring Service is confirmed as the sole supplier of fluid analysis to East Midlands Trains’ DMU fleets. The contract…

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Rail bargains over the festive period

London Midland are offering 50,000 passengers unlimited travel over their vast network for as little as £10 a day between 27th December and 3rd January…

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Half a million pounds speeds up Robin Hood line

Network Rail has improved the line-speed on the Robin Hood Line on time and within budget.  This means passengers can enjoy improved train services on…

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Northern Rail awards 53-station CIS service contract to Hima-Sella

Hima-Sella has been awarded a Customer Information System (CIS) service contract by Northern Rail to support its CIS at fifty-three rail stations in Yorkshire….

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The future of freight

Ian Cleland, Freight Development Manager at Network Rail, reports. Rail freight is an essential part of the British economy. Without it, congestion on…

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Christmas bonus for Balfour Beatty

A white Christmas could spell good news for Balfour Beatty – a recent Swedish contract win will see the company out snow clearing on Sweden’s Banverket….

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Karen Boswell heads East

Karen Boswell is the managing director of East Coast Main Line, the new government-owned operating company that has taken over from National Express. With…

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Top performance for c2c

As pundits gloat over the passing of National Express it is worth recording that staff at all three companies, East Coast,  East Anglia and c2c are among…

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