RAILWAY NEWS

  • SOPHIA OFF TO A FLYING START ON THAMES TUNNEL JOURNEY

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    The construction of Crossrail’s Thames Tunnel got off to a flying start thanks to an innovative new tunnel machine launch method developed by Hochtief. This is the first time that the technique, called ‘flying shield tunnelling’, has been used in …

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  • Network Rail starts on improvements at Llandudno station

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2013

    Network Rail has started work on the construction of a new car park as part of the £5.1m project to improve Llandudno station. The scheme is being delivered by Network Rail on behalf of the Welsh Government and is part …

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  • Warrnambool line at Warncoort, Australia to boast of $10 million rail crossing loop

    Published on : Friday, February 15, 2013

    A new $10 million rail crossing loop on the Warrnambool line at Warncoort, Victoria, Australia will make it easier to operate passenger and freight trains between Marshall and Warrnambool, Victoria Minister for Public Transport and Member for Polwarth Terry Mulder …

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  • KiwiRail launches Waitomo and Hobbiton Escape package

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    KiwiRail Scenic has launched its new Waitomo and Hobbiton Escape package for the Northern Explorer train between Auckland and Wellington. The Waitomo and Hobbiton Scenic Escape package includes train fares, transfers, accommodation in Hamilton and attractions in one online transaction. …

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  • Crossrail Publishes 2012 Sustainability Repot

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Crossrail has today outlined how Europe’s largest infrastructure project is performing against its sustainability targets. Crossrail’s sustainability report for 2012 outlines how Crossrail is meeting its targets in relation to the environment, community impact, health and wellbeing and equality. Among …

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  • Statement From Amtrak Regarding Winter Park, FLA. Station Groundbreaking

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Today, Amtrak joined the City of Winter Park, Florida Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and community leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Winter Park Train Station.  The new 2,400 square-foot building will feature craftsman-style architecture and include …

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  • Take Amtrak’s Coast Starlight to Enjoy Arts and Culture in San Fransico This Spring

    Published on : Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Amtrak passengers traveling between Los Angeles and Seattle can ride Amtrak’s Coast Starlight to the San Francisco bay area this spring to experience the city’s vibrant cultural scene. Amtrak is part of a promotion with the San Francisco Travel Association …

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  • Union Pacific Announces Corporate Relations Appointments

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Union Pacific Railroad today announced the following Corporate Relations appointments. Donna Kush will be promoted to vice president Public Affairs – Northern Region effective April 1, succeeding Joe Bateman. Kush currently serves as assistant vice president – Corporate Communications. She joined …

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  • Network Rail intoduces Leeds railway on the small screen

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Network Rail – Ever looked out of your train window at the people in orange and wondered what they were doing out there? Or what your driver was thinking as the miles rolled by? Or how British Transport Police keep …

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  • Network Rail started work on construction of a new car park to improve Llandudno Station

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Network Rail has started work on the construction of a new car park as part of the £5.1m project to improve Llandudno station. The scheme is being delivered by Network Rail on behalf of the Welsh Government and is part …

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  • Rail industry outlines future potential necessities for trains

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    A report published by the rail industry marks a key step towards a market-led approach for delivering rolling stock which meets passengers’ needs over the next 30 years. The high level analysis suggests a possible near doubling of the fleet …

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  • VIA Rail Canada reports profit

    Published on : Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    VIA Rail Canada’s President and CEO, Mr. Marc Laliberté recently unveiled the rail’s passenger status on important routes. Between Quebec City and Montréal, the number of passengers increased by 10.7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. In the Montréal …

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  • Rail station retailers outperform high street for tenth quarter in a row

    Published on : Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Retailers at some of Britain’s biggest and busiest railway stations have seen like-for-like sales outperform the high street for the tenth consecutive quarter, new figures released by Network Rail show. The latest station retail results show a 2.54% growth in …

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  • Half Yearly Season Tickets (HST) and Yearly Season Tickets (YST) To be Introduced

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Indian Railways will introduce Half Yearly Season Tickets (HST) and Yearly Season Tickets (YST)with effect from 1st April, 2013 in addition to the existing provisions of Monthly Season Tickets (MST) and Quarterly Season Tickets (QST) to all categories of passengers …

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  • WOOLWICH CROSSRAIL STATION BOX COMPLETED

    Published on : Thursday, February 7, 2013

    With over 400,000 working hours undertaken on the project, the huge station box at Woolwich, which has been built as part of the Crossrail project, has been completed by developer Berkeley Homes at its landmark Royal Arsenal Riverside development. 200 …

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  • Night Block between Vasai & Bhayander…Some trains will remains cancelled

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    The   construction work of subway at Naigaon is in full swing. For this two night blocks will be carried out in the nights falling between 07th /08th February, 2013 (i.e. Thursday/ Friday) and 08th/09th February, 2013(i.e. Friday/Saturday) between Vasai Road …

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  • CN targets C$1.9 billion in 2013 capital investments to improve service, raise network efficiency and grow the business

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    CN announced today a 2013 plan to invest approximately C$1.9 billion to maintain and upgrade its railway network, grow the business efficiently, and continue to improve customer service. Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer, said: “CN is committed to …

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  • New lease of life for 150 year old River Thames railway bridge

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Work to strengthen and repair a bridge which has carried trains across the River Thames for 150 years is due to begin later this month. Battersea Rail Bridge, also known as Cremorne Bridge, will be refurbished by Network Rail to …

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  • Lancaster and Fleetwood MP sees improvements first hand

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    An £8.6m project to provide faster, more efficient rail services at Lancaster has been given the seal of approval by Lancaster and Fleetwood MP Eric Ollerenshaw OBE. Currently, northbound trains can only call at platform three on the busy West …

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  • Network Rail launches its 2013 apprenticeship scheme in Bedford

    Published on : Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Young people in Bedford are being urged to consider becoming an apprentice with Network Rail as the company launches its 2013 advanced apprenticeship scheme. A total of seven places are available on the advanced scheme in Bedford to work in …

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