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Rail infrastructure work

Research identifies cost saving rail maintenance measures

28-Jul-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

A five-year Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) research programme has identified a series of measures that can extend the lives of railway lines.

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Arup to do outline design for Bristol MetroWest project

28-Jul-2015

Network Rail has appointed Arup to do the outline design for Phase 1 of Bristol’s MetroWest project.

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Charity sets out Bristol transport vision

24-Jul-2015 | By

Charity Sustrans has produced a document aiming to inspire better transport in Bristol.

Rail

US government orders rail safety review

21-Jul-2015 | By

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has launched a “comprehensive, focused” safety review of the New York & Atlantic Railway’s safety culture and management practices following a collision between a train and truck earlier this month.

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Britain’s railways are Europe's safest, but site safety must improve

21-Jul-2015 | By

The Office of Rail and Road has challenged Network Rail to improve site safety in its annual safety report, published today.

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Aerial pictures show scale of London Bridge station work

17-Jul-2015 | By NCE Editorial

Network Rail has released spectacular aerial photographs showing the work to transform platforms and realign track at London Bridge station.

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'Radical' approach to highways maintenance trailled in Northants

16-Jul-2015 | By

Northamptonshire County Council is trialling a bold approach to highways maintenance by turning country lanes on its network back into single carriageway roads with passing places.

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Tendering poised to begin on new-look highways maintenance contracts

16-Jul-2015 | By

Tendering begins this month on a new operating model for Highways England’s maintenance arm.

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VIDEO | Breakthrough in ambitious Wallasea Island project

13-Jul-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

A major scheme to create swathes of coastal marshland with spoil from the Crossrail project reached a significant milestone this weekend with the planned breach of long-standing sea walls.

The North

Northern Powerhouse ‘will not take off’ without infrastructure spending

10-Jul-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

The government’s northern powerhouse plan will fail unless it puts more money into the region’s transport infrastructure, a leading analyst has warned.

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Rail careers: Pause for thought

27-Jul-2015 | By

Recruiters of temporary and permanent staff think there are plenty of employment opportunities in the rail sector, in spite of Network Rail’s travails. Ben Cronin reports.

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Nimes-Montpellier high speed rail link: Twenty minute test

21-Jul-2015 | By

Snaking its way across the Languedoc landscape in southern France the Nîmes-Montpellier bypass is an innovative concept for a new high speed rail line.

Infrastructure in 2014: Transport

Crossrail

Infrastructure in 2014: How Crossrail is set to transform London

12 December 2013 | By Terry Morgan

In 2014 Crossrail will reach the halfway mark and begin to move from heavy civils towards a focus on tunnel fit-out and railways systems.

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Infrastructure in 2014: Stations offer a new branch of business

12 December 2013 | By

Rail travel is set to be transformed over the decade - a transformation that applies just as much to the stations as it does to the network.

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