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This Month in Rail Construction News 2.3

Welcome to the latest edition of Rail Construction News – the premier construction tool for the rail industry.

In this month’s edition of Rail Construction News, we take a look at a fascinating new project which uncovers the unique history of the underground ‘Mail Rail’ postal system; we unveil the Crossrail Test Centre; and we showcase Copenhagen’s new station.

2017 will see the opening of The Postal Museum – a unique new heritage attraction in Central London, with two experiences in one: The Postal Museum & Mail Rail. Visitors will be given the opportunity to travel 70 feet underground to ride the Post Office’s forgotten railway and explore interactive exhibition galleries to learn about the postal service’s impact on the world we live in including community, technology, politics, design and war – all brought to life through incredible objects and amazing stories. The 500 square metre exhibition space splits into six zones: one to five being the story of the mail from the reign of King Henry VIII to present day and zone 6 holding a regular programme of temporary exhibitions.

Meanwhile, one of the biggest investments in the history of the Derby Litchurch Lane site has taken place, in the form of a new Crossrail Test facility which forms a fundamental part of Bombardier’s current and future train build projects. Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation unveiled its exciting new Testing and Commissioning facility at its UK design and manufacturing site in Derby, back in May. The state-of-the-art facility was officially opened by the Secretary of State for Transport, the Right Honourable Patrick McLoughlin, MP, in a ceremony attended by senior rail industry representatives.

Speaking at the launch event, Mr McLoughlin commented:

“This new facility will help secure jobs in Derby, at the heart of the UK rail industry and help to drive the Midlands engine for growth.”

And finally, Carlsberg Station in Copenhagen, Denmark opened on 3 July 2016 as a replacement for Enghave Station. The station was built between 2014 and 2016. Carlsberg Byen P/S were the developer and transferred the completed station to Rail Net Denmark and DSB.

With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape our nation’s railways.

Alex

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