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ORR requires train companies to improve information to passengers on timetable changes

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has this week written to train companies requiring urgent improvements in how they keep passengers informed of train timetable changes

Upgrading the UK’s railway infrastructure

The role of Network Rail in upgrading the UK’s railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland is detailed here by Open Access Government
railway track

New alliances to be formed as £5bn railway track work tender issued

Network Rail has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) via The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) process for its tender exercise to let the next generation of railway track works contracts, valued up to £5bn over 10 years, starting 2019
high-speed rail

Plans for high-speed rail service to Stoke on Trent agreed

The government are backing plans to build a high-speed rail service to Stoke on Trent, platform extensions and a re-designed junction at Crewe, to allow more people access to HS2 In order to support the governments vision for the Crewe Hub, plans for the high-speed rail HS2Phase 2a will be...
Splott Road bridge

Second phase of upgrade work at Splott Road bridge completed

Engineers have completed the demolition of Splott Road bridge as work to modernise the South Wales Mainline continues
Liverpool Lime Street

Liverpool Lime Street completes £100,000 loo upgrade

Liverpool Lime Street customers are benefiting from smart new toilets thanks to a £100,00 overhaul by Network Rail as part of the Great North Rail Project

Passengers warned to plan ahead as Network Rail’s Easter projects begin

Network Rail will be delivering more than 400 Easter projects as part of a £118m rail investment across Britain
plan for railway

Five-year multi-billion plan for railway unveiled

Preparing for future increased commuter demand is a key focus of Network Rail’s London North Western (LNW) route’s business plan for railway over the five years
free drinking water

Network Rail to provide free drinking water at stations

Network Rail has announced that it will trial drinking water facilities at London Charing Cross to help reduce plastic waste The free drinking water initiative, which seeks to encourage station users to refill their own multiple use water bottles, forms part of Network Rail’s wider ambitions to reduce the impact...
free wi-fi

London Bridge station welcomes the arrival of free Wi-Fi

London Bridge becomes the second Network Rail managed station to offer free Wi-Fi to its travellers Millions of station users are set to benefit from the launch of free Wi-Fi in London Bridge station as the service hopes to improve the experience of passengers and people using the station. The station,...
asset management in rail

Asset management in rail: cognitive computing

CEO of ZNAPZ, Marcel Van Velthoven provides a compelling perspective on how cognitive computing can assist asset management in rail

Fewer delays for UK rail passengers following Christmas upgrades

Key rail upgrades in the UK for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex passengers were completed over Christmas and New Year as part of a package of upgrades that will transform journeys into London Key rail upgrades in the UK Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex passengers were completed over Christmas and New Year...
investment programme

Disruption for travellers as Network Rail begins investment programme

Travellers may be disrupted as Network Rail begins major Christmas investment programme this weekend Service restrictions will be in place from Saturday 23 December to 1 January while Network Rail begin improvement work at Sevenoaks Tunnel, Redhill Statio and London Bridge. Work will begin at Sevenoaks Tunnel between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks...
accessibility scheme

Step-free access plans approved for Carshalton Station

Sutton Councils gives green light for £2.5m accessibility scheme at Carshalton station Passengers can look forward to easier travel as National Rail will develop a accessibility scheme to improve step-free access between the station entrances and platforms with a view to starting work on the site in autumn 2018. Currently, passengers with...
transport in Denmark

Priorities for rail transport in Denmark

Ove Holm, from the Danish Transport and Logistics Association (DTL) reveals his opinion on the challenges around rail transport in Denmark, including ERTMS
northern powerhouse rail

Government pledges £300 million for Northern Powerhouse rail

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced an extra £300 million in funding for Northern Powerhouse rail projects, hoping to connect the North
ZNAPZ

Railway stations – The Railway World

ZNAPZ discuss the crucial role of railway stations in the functionality of rail networks. We have been writing about Asset Management in the Railway Industry, the Infrastructure and the Trains (Rolling Stock). However there is one important aspect that we haven’t highlighted yet: The Railway Stations. Stations play a crucial role...
great western railway electrification

Great Western failings cause concern for future rail projects

A report says the government must learn from serious failings in the design, planning and cost-estimating of the Great Western railway modernisation project Significant failings in the management of the Great Western railway’s modernisation raise concerns about the Department for Transport and Network Rail’s ability to manage similar projects in...

Internet of trains

Marcel Van Velthoven, CEO at Znapz talks about how the internet of things can bring value to the rail industry... I borrowed the title to this piece from Hessel Dikkers, Chief Information Officer of NS (Dutch Rail), who gave a very interesting presentation at the beginning of the European Rail...

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