This Month in Rail Construction News 3.2
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 preview Infrarail 2018; we cast an eye over HS2; and we take a look at the work at Carlisle Station.
Infrarail, the biennial showcase for systems, equipment and services for the railway infrastructure market will return to the ExCeL London on May 1-3. More than 200 companies will be exhibiting the very latest equipment, products and services in the rail infrastructure market. The exhibition will cover a huge range of sectors, from civil engineering, track, signalling and communications, depots and stations, to supply chain services such as cable technology, electronics, tools and workwear.
Meanwhile, High Speed 2 is a planned high-speed railway which is set to form the new backbone of the national rail network, linking London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester. The line is to be built in a ‘Y’ configuration with London on the bottom of the ‘Y’, Birmingham at the centre, Leeds at the top right and Manchester at the top left. The project is due to be built in two phases and once complete it is believed that HS2 will provide up to 18 trains an hour by 2033 and will carry up to 26,000 people per hour. The line will be used intensively with 15 trains per hour travelling to and from London Euston.
And finally, constructed in 1847 and originally built to serve both the Lancashire and Carlisle Railway and the Caledonian Railway, Carlisle Station is a Grade II* listed building that supports an elegant glazed roof with a 50m clear span. The station has recently undertaken a series of works, delivered as part of Network Rail’s Upgrade Plan, to provide a sensitive but contemporary roof replacement whilst preserving the original architectural aesthetic.
With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape our nation’s railways.