Tunnel operation takes flight with help from a helicopter

Essential work on a tunnel in the Peak District got some help from high places. Helicopters helped airlift construction materials into position as part of...

Rail review author calls for rail fares reform

Keith Williams, co-author of the Williams-Shapps Plan For Rail white paper, has urged for fares reform – arguing there has never been a better...

Iconic arrows get a dash of green ahead...

The famous National Rail double arrow has turned several shades of green ahead of the COP26 UN climate summit, which takes place in November. The...

Digital signalling for East Coast main line tested...

A test of the digital in-cab signalling system ECTS level 2 (European Train Control System) has been carried out successfully using a Govia Thameslink...

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

London’s Northern line extension...

Two new Tube stations have opened in London as services commence on the Northern line extension. The new step-free Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms...

Rail Heritage Centre opens...

A new rail heritage centre has been opened in Doncaster's Danum Gallery, Library and Museum. Its opening was marked recently by Doncaster Council, the trustees...

HS2 opens rail logistics...

HS2 has officially opened its logistics hub at Willesden junction, which is intended to be the epicentre of its tunnelling work in London. By creating...

Southeastern asks passengers for...

A new video asking rail users to take a moment and consider travellers with disabilities has been released. The rail operator has launched the video...

WEEK ON THE NETWORK

Nigel Wordsworth

Managing Editor

A mechanical engineer by trade, Nigel has spent the last 10 years commissioning, editing and writing technical rail-related articles for various industry publications.

INSIGHT HANDPICKED BY NIGEL WORDSWORTH

Open data: A good thing

James Bain, Rail Supply Group’s ‘Mobility and Data’ Champion and CEO of Worldline UK and Ireland, considers the benefits of open data to an...

A digital Development Consent Order?

Viral Desai, principal planner at Atkins, explains how a holistic approach to consent can speed up the programme, smooth examinations, and transform major projects. Getting...

It’s the environment (and the economy), stupid!

Steve Higham, managing director of Systra in the UK and Ireland, makes the case for high-speed rail in terms of the benefits it will...

The railway industry can lead the way out of the pandemic

Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry Association, calls for greater certainty from the government as the railway prepares to emerge from the...

SPECIAL FEATURES

Southeastern asks passengers for...

A new video asking rail users to take a moment and consider travellers with disabilities has been released. The rail operator has launched the video...

The many ways to...

Following its success in supporting Railway Children last year, Rail Aid is asking for people to break out their best dance moves, take a...

New report underlines contribution...

A new report says community-based partnerships and groups, working in tandem with the rail industry, are making a positive impact to the economic, social,...

Can you “bear”-lieve it?19...

South Western Railway (SWR) is hoping to reunite children with their beloved toy bears. In the last year, a total of 19 teddies have turned...

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