This Month in Rail Construction News 3.6
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 highlight the Great Western Mainline modernisation project; we take a look at Railtex 2019; and we cast an eye over the ongoing Felixstowe Branch Line Upgrade.
Engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western mainline was opened in 1841. Over 170 years later, the line is currently the subject of the biggest investment since that date. Launched in 2010, the Great Western route modernisation project is an extensive programme of works that will help provide passengers with faster and more reliable services. More than £7.5 billion is being spent on electrifying routes from London to Oxford, Bristol and Newbury, station improvements and track upgrades. Modernising the route will also help stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.
Railtex is the UK’s premier exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services. It creates maximum engagement for visitors by housing thousands of industry experts in one event space at the same time, featuring companies serving all aspects of the infrastructure and rolling stock sectors.
Whether you are an established business looking to promote new services or an up and coming organisation looking to make high quality connections, Railtex is the event to showcase your offerings and network.
April 2018 marked the beginning of major upgrade works to the Felixstowe branch line as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.
Network Rail is investing £60.4m to transform the single track Felixstowe branch line by installing a 1.4km track loop near Trimley station. The changes will allow more freight to be transported by rail to and from the Port of Felixstowe. The additional track will also allow the line to operate more effectively, providing the flexibility needed to run more freight trains as well as improve the reliability of existing passenger services.
With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape our nation’s railways.