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Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:12
In-cab ETCS level 2 successfully tested on GTR train [GRR]
As part of the East Coast Digital Programme, Govia Thameslink Railway has successfully tested one of its Great Northern Moorgate Class 717 trains using the digital in-cab signalling system ETCS level...

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:16
Great Northern train tests successfully for first stage of East Coast Digital Programme
Govia Thameslink Railway has successfully run one of its Great Northern Moorgate Class 717 trains using the digital in-cab signalling system ETCS level 2 (European Train Control System). This provided important real-world proof of the track-to-train specification required to enable a confident migration to ETCS on the Northern City Line, the first tranche of the East Coast Digital Programme. ...

Fri, 17 Sep 2021 08:00
Railnet: A railway-certified IoT gateway for rolling stock [GRR]
Railnet is a railway-certified LPWAN to 4G gateway, which allows data collection and transmission from rolling stock to Stimio's Oxygen SaaS platform.

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 13:44
Network Rail invites opinions on level crossing closure plans
Network Rail is asking people in Copmanthorpe to give their feedback on plans to fully close a footpath level crossing and provide an alternative safe access over the railway. Major improvement work is taking place between York and Church Fenton which will allow trains to reach speeds of 125mph on all four lines, bringing faster, more reliable journeys for passengers. The work is in preparat...

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 15:12
Upgrades beneath the track at Leeds station
Network Rail is continuing with work on a major project to upgrade the track layout at Leeds station to improve journeys for passengers. The track between platforms 4 and 6 will be completely remodelled to bring smoother, more reliable journeys for passengers, boost capacity and reduce the impact of disruption on the railway across the North. Engineers will carry out vital work to upgrade th...

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 14:56
HS2 announces shortlist for train depot and network control centre
HS2 Ltd has confirmed the shortlist of bidders in the running to build the high-speed rail project's network control centre and rolling stock maintenance depot, which will create around 500 long-term jobs in Birmingham's Washwood Heath. The contract - worth an estimated £275m - will see the winning bidder work with HS2 Ltd to transform the thirty-hectare brown field site into the nerve centre o...

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 11:48
RAIB Report: Fatal accident at Waterloo Underground station
RAIB has today released its report into a fatal accident at Waterloo Underground station, London, 26 May 2020. At about 10:10 hrs on 26 May 2020, at Waterloo Underground station in London, a passenger fell into the gap between the northbound Bakerloo line platform and the train from which he had just alighted. A large gap existed between the train and the platform because of the track curvature...

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 14:41
Siemens Mobility to deliver CBTC system for Malaysia to Singapore line [GRR]
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract to design, install and commission the first Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) technology for the Malaysia and Singapore cross border link.

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 10:44
Extensive repair works to be carried out following Cambridgeshire level crossing incident
Extensive repair and recovery works will be carried out over the next few days following a collision between a freight train and a tractor on the Ely to Peterborough rail line this morning (19 August). Just after 9am a freight train collided with a tractor at Kisbeys user worked level crossing in March, Cambridgeshire between March and Whittlesea stations. Network Rail is assisting the Rail Acc...

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 10:42
Work ramps up as Network Rail upgrades track and signalling over August Bank Holiday ready to connect Midland Main Line with new Brent Cross West station
Essential railway upgrades are taking place over August Bank Holiday weekend - ready to connect services to Brent Cross West station when it opens next yearNetwork Rail will also continue with Kentish Town track upgrades and replace points between Kentish Town and West HampsteadWork planned to minimise disruption as much as possible as railway welcomes passengers backChanges to East Midlands Railw...

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 13:33
Going digital: Passengers reminded of August Bank Holiday service changes on Northern City Line as East Coast Digital Programme continues
Project to create UK's first intercity digital railway continues over August Bank Holiday weekendRoute between Finsbury Park and Moorgate closed and services diverted to London King's CrossOver 95% of Britain's rail network will be open for business over August Bank Holiday weekend as railway welcomes back passengers Network Rail and Great Northern are reminding passengers who plan on using the...

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 10:45
Shocking CCTV films car inches away from striking train on level crossing
Shocking video has been released showing a car driver ignoring red lights at a level crossing and driving directly in front of an oncoming train in the Lake District. https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/ey88yc1mhv Network Rail today (Friday 13 August) released the footage of the near miss at a barrierless level crossing on the Windermere branch line at Burneside as a safety warning to dri...

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 10:20
Translink releases new employee communications app [GRR]
Translink, Northern Ireland's main public transport provider, announces the launch of its new employee communication 'Spirit' app, available to all employees working for the organisation.

Thu, 12 Aug 2021 13:27
Warning to level crossing users after narrow escape for jogger and cyclist
CCTV showing a close shave between a jogger, a cyclist and a Southeastern train has been released by Network Rail to show the danger of ignoring red lights and presuming no more trains are coming. The incident took place at Whitehall level crossing, Canterbury, at the end of July. A train had passed over the crossing just before the cyclist and jogger arrived. The cyclist can be seen approa...

Wed, 11 Aug 2021 15:34
GB Railfreight's regional investment continues with new Peterborough HQ, officially opened by Rail Minister
Rail Minister, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, officially opened the new GB Railfreight (GBRf) Peterborough headquarters today, marking a major long-term investment into the local area by the leading UK rail freight company. The new £3 million building accommodates GBRf's traincrew and office staff including its 24-hour control centre,training and operations departments, as well as the asset manage...

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:23
All signals go: new world-class rail testing centre given green light
A new world-class rail testing facility on a former opencast mining site at the head of the Dulais and Swansea valleys has been given the seal of approval by local councillors. The Global Centre of Rail Excellence #8211; a train, rail infrastructure and technology testing facility #8211; will be located on the site of Nant Helen opencast mine in Onllwyn, which is currently operated by C...

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 15:17
Greater Anglia Network Rail build back greener on the rail network
Rail Minister visits sites across Greater Anglia network to showcase their environmental workBiodiversity drive is creating greener stations, while level crossing campaign aims to cut emissionsResidents across region benefitting from even greener railway, better air quality and eased congestion Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris is visiting sites across the East of England today (6 August) to se...

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 11:56
Network Rail boosts reliability of Charnwood level crossing this month
Network Rail is carrying out work to improve Rearsby level crossing in Charnwood later this month to make sure it remains fit for purpose for years to come. From Thursday 29 July, teams will upgrade the level crossing barriers and replace some of the equipment with modern versions. The work, which follows similar improvements at Broome Lane level crossing last month, will create a more ...

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 11:58
CFL's new Coradia trains to be equipped with Automatic Train Operation [GRR]
CFL's new Coradia Stream trains will be equipped with ATO Level GoA2, which will enable significant energy savings and increased levels of safety.

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 10:30
Network Rail completes track improvements between York and Church Fenton
Weekend work to upgrade the track between York and Church Fenton delivered on timeAround 450 metres of track, sleepers and ballast replaced over two daysA lightning strike late last night caused a signalling fault affecting first trains this morning #8211; passengers urged to check before they travel via National Rail Enquiries. Over the weekend (Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July), Network Rail ...

Mon, 05 Jul 2021 10:08
Keeping the East Coast Digital Programme on track - Further weekend closures on Northern City Line confirmed
Network Rail and Great Northern have confirmed that there will be additional weekend closures of the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate to enable work on the East Coast Digital Programme to remain on track. Three weekends of additional closures will take place this year. The closures are necessary to allow work to create the UK's first intercity digital railway in the UK. ...