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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Great Central Railway receives huge financial boost for 2010

The Great Central Railway is celebrating after filling all of its 700 seats on its planned murder mystery trains for 2010. The seats have all been booked…

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Shortlist announced for constructing Nottingham tram extensions

Arrow Connect (the current incumbent) and Tramlink Nottingham have been shortlisted to construct phase two of Nottingham Express Transit and then maintain…

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Europe backs cities’ Copenhagen call for high speed rail to cut CO2

Now is the time for Britain to join the high speed rail revolution if it is to meet the emissions targets on the table at this week’s Copenhagen summit,…

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Olympic Delivery Authority publishes second Transport Plan

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is three quarters of the way through its programme of transport improvements needed for the London 2012 Games, on…

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Blackfriars station foundations laid

FOUNDATIONS LAID FOR SOUTH BANK’S FIRST NEW RAILWAY STATION IN OVER 120 YEARS Foundations for the first new rail station to be built on the South Bank…

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Thales to renovate Spanish signalling systems

Thales has been awarded the bid to upgrade and improve signalling systems and rail traffic control for the Ronda-Gaucín stretch of the Bobadilla-Algeciras…

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EuroMaint Rail to aquire RSM Group

EuroMaint Rail is acquiring RSM Group – Germany’s largest independent maintenance company for rolling stock EuroMaint Rail is today announcing…

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Network Rail announces key National Centre contract

Plans to develop one of the most sustainable office buildings in the country took another step forward as Network Rail awarded a key contract for pre-construction…

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