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GTR – Dawn of the mega franchise

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) chief executive Charles Horton talks to Marc Johnson about how the operator is addressing the service challenges posed by Thameslink’s vast infrastructure programme Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) can now rightly call itself the biggest rail franchise in Britain following the absorption of Southern and Gatwick Express...
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Modelling the future

Network Rail recently commissioned a large-scale project to create a 3D digital model of Liverpool Street Station in London. The model was to be based largely on 3D laser scan data collection in the field by surveying teams, which would then be supplemented and cross-checked against existing asset records. The logistics...
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And the winner is… The Network Rail Partnership Awards

Every year, Network Rail brings its top suppliers and collaborators together to celebrate the very best of the previous year’s achievements. This year, the Partnership Awards moved out of London back to Birmingham – to the Hilton Metropole Hotel at the NEC. The great and the good of the railway...
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Video: IMechE Railway Challenge 2015

Transport for London won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ annual Railway Challenge on 28 June 2015, the first team to retain the trophy. The competition brings together teams of university students, industry-based apprentices and graduates to develop, design and manufacture a 10¼-inch gauge locomotive, with the intention of attracting new...
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Network Rail falls behind

The ORR (Office of Rail and Road) has published its latest Network Rail performance statistics, and in part they make sorry reading. Network Rail has agreed targets to meet for CP5, which runs from 1 April 2014 until 31 March 2019. These are to make sure it delivers value for...
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Crossrail’s South East Section

When complete, Crossrail will be a three-legged railway. The western leg will emerge from under London at the Royal Oak portal and run out as far as Reading with a connection off to Heathrow. To the North East, the portal is at Pudding Mill Lane and the Crossrail route will...
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New Street dawning

Take a good look. These may be the last photos you’ll see of Birmingham New Street’s £600 million redevelopment before the grand unveiling to passengers in September. New Street station was only designed to cope with around 40,000 to 60,000 passengers a day. Currently the station receives an average of...
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The Harbury slip

It must have been a great sense of relief for everyone when Network Rail announced on Friday 13 March, three weeks earlier than the expected date, that the line between Leamington Spa and Banbury was now open and safe for trains to run. This was less than six weeks after...
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Spring boost for rail industry

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has praised railway staff who worked over Easter. ‘Our 14,000-strong army was determined to make sure everything went to plan this weekend and I’m proud to say it did,’ says Carne in a heartfelt statement. ‘I want to personally thank each one of you...
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3D scanning of the Mail Rail system

It may come as a surprise, but London Underground doesn’t have the only underground railway network in the nation’s capital. Running directly under the feet of millions of unsuspecting Londoners and passing many of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, the Post Office Underground Railway – Mail Rail – ran between 1927...
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Scarborough Bridge – Monte Carlo or bust

It was a very ordinary structure, comprising two spans across the Ouse to the north of York Station. Its replacement, installed over the February half term, is also pretty average. You might wonder then why I’m wasting your time telling you about it, or indeed why the project cost £6...
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