Railtrack takes control of track possessionsSubscription
RAILTRACK SAID this week that it will put a 120 strong in-house team in charge of organising track possessions, instead of expecting contractors to organise them.
PLANS FOR the £800M upgrade of the cross London Thameslink commuter link face a further two year delay as changes to the original proposals pass through a further planning inquiry, industry sources said this week.
TRAIN OPERATORS are set to lose control of rail upgrade projects to the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) under proposals published last week.
SRA to grab rail investment programmeSubscription
STRATEGIC RAIL Authority chairman Richard Bowker last week signalled his intention to take control of rail investment away from train operators.
TRAIN OPERATORS have accepted as inevitable last week's announcement that sections of the West Coast Main Line (WCML) will be closed for four months for two years running.
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Most East Sussex rail bridges fail safety testSubscription
MOST RAILWAY overbridges in East Sussex need extensive safety improvements to prevent road vehicles and debris from crashing onto track, according to a report prepared by consultant Owen Williams.
UK tunnels escape EU safety netSubscription
EUROPEAN EFFORTS to harmonise road tunnel safety could be undermined because draft legislation only includes tunnels on strategic long distance routes.
THE LATEST road vehicle to crash onto a railway line - this week in Essex - has highlighted a lack of action to tackle dangerous road over rail bridges.