Competition winners announced for project looking to drive innovation through automated rail infrastructure design
Network Rail and Innovate UK are pleased to announce Costain Limited, Graffica Limited, PEAN Technologies Limited and Plume Rail Limited are the winners of their collaborative research and development competition grant.
10-year-old boy praised for entry in Network Rail’s footbridge design competition
A 10-year-old boy whose submission to a footbridge design competition wowed judges has been recognised by Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at an event in London.
Network Rail gives ‘green-light’ to next five-year railway spending plan
Network Rail has given the ‘green-light’ to the funding package and spending plan for Britain’s railway infrastructure for the five years to 2024 (known as Control Period 6, or CP6 – 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2024).
Network Rail ploughs ahead with £1.7m winter fleet refurbishment
Network Rail is refurbishing its snow ploughs for the first time in 20 years to improve performance and reliability.
Cutting edge technology helping Network Rail to almost double track maintenance capacity
Network Rail is boosting its capacity to identify and fix track defects using cutting edge technology, reducing delays caused by track faults, improving safety and saving the taxpayer millions of pounds.
Network Rail announces preferred bidders for next generation of rail system contracts
Network Rail have announced preferred bidders to deliver the next decade of rail system – anything needed to make the rail system work including track, points, overhead lines and signalling - contracts in Scotland and the South of England.
Network Rail welcomes its first dedicated head of apprenticeships to improve access to rail careers
Richard Turner has been appointed as Network Rail’s first dedicated head of apprenticeship delivery to develop new programmes and help widen access to careers in the rail industry.
Passengers’ need for convenience sparks growth in Christmas retail sales
- Network Rail reports 2.3% total sales growth at its managed stations during the festive period, despite difficult wider trading environment
- Figures point to continued trend in convenience shopping, with increasing numbers using stations as a one-stop-shop for a range of products
- Top performing stations were London Bridge and Paddington, showing link between Network Rail investment and retail sales growth
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