Expanding railways in Australia beckon

Now that the autumn is approaching, the nights drawing in and the task of scraping ice from the car soon to become a daily chore, you may think there is…

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Framework Agreement

Galliford Try has been appointed as one of the contractors on Network Rail’s Enhancements Multi Asset Framework. Running for a five year period, the…

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Freight trains return to Dublin Docks

Dublin Docks welcomed their first intermodal freight train departure in six years on the 20th of August. The train, chartered from Iarnród Éireann by…

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Twin bridges success

Network Rail successfully replaced Peppering and Black Rabbit bridges which span the River Arun, over the August bank holiday weekend. The bridges are…

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First GBRf sign Allport

First GBRf has signed a new 12 month rolling contract with independent freight forwarder Allport, to move containers from the Port of Felixstowe to Birmingham…

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Clear vision for Nelson

The station named after Admiral Nelson, in Lancashire, has been cleaned up. Specialists at Network Rail have cleaned and restored the canopy over the station…

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Team dynamics power up WS Contractors

WS Contractors is a civil engineering company specialising in railway infrastructure projects across the network. The name may be new but WS Contractors…

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Severn heaven

Chiltern Railways ran its first direct service from the Severn Valley Railway’s Bridgnorth station to London Marylebone on 15th August. However, in true…

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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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