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HS2 Phase 2 Announced

The Government have published Phase 2 of the HS2 route, which outlines where the Government will look to build the high-speed network through the North of England.   However, the process is still not complete due to the controversial decision...

MPs back rail improvements in North Wales and Cheshire

A local MPs’ group has backed a campaign in North Wales and Cheshire for an ambitious investment in rail networks. The MP for Wrexham and Mersey Dee All Party Parliamentary Group, Ian Lucas, wrote to Cllr Samantha Dixon, chair of...

North East New Fleet and Service Expansion Plans

  The North East Combined Authority (NECA) has approved plans for the Metro and Local Rail Strategy. The strategy identifies a network of disused or under-used rail routes across Northumberland, Durham and Tyne and Wear that could be brought back...

HS2 Phase 1 Behind Schedule

  This week the National Audit Office has delivered news stating that the HS2 is already behind schedule and could fail to deliver phase 1 by their target of 2026. HS2 are experiencing problems according to the0 National Audit Office...

 Lord Adonis Expected to be Chair of Crossrail 2 

Lord Andrew Adonis is expected to be made Chair of Crossrail 2 after being selected by chancellor George Osborne, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin and London mayor Sadiq Kahn. The final decision will be approved by the London Assembly and the...

Rail Must Be Funded By….

Delivering his keynote speech at Infrarail, Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail commented on future funding for railway upgrades.   Sir Peter agrees with the Shaw report around the necessity of getting third party private funding into the railway...

DFT Shortlisted Three Companies For West Midlands Franchise Competition

The Department for Transport has now shortlisted three companies for the next West Midlands franchise competition. These include Govia, the franchise’s current operator and two international firms.   The joint consortium of East Japan Railway and Mitsui & Co Ltd...

Crossrail: Work Completed Over The Easter Weekend

Crossrail’s £30 million worth of works was completed over the four-day Easter weekend and carried out by more than 3,000 workers as part of preparing the existing railway for the Crossrail programme between London, Berkshire, and Essex.   The works...

Balfour Beatty awarded two-year extension for its London Underground Track Partnership

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £170 million two-year extension to its Track Partnership Contract for London Underground.   Track Partnership, an alliance between Balfour Beatty Rail and London underground are responsible for delivering essential track renewal work across the...

Funding Worries for Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 is a proposed new rail service which is expected to be serving London. This will benefit the counties of Surrey and Hertfordshire with new tunnels between Wimbledon, Tottenham Hale and New Southgate, linking in with London Underground, London...

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