This Month in Rail Construction News 3.7
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 look forward to Railtex 2019t; we review the most successful SIFER edition to date; and we cast an eye over the RIBA nominated London Bridge Station.
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.
On its 11th and latest edition, SIFER has once again confirmed its role as the leading event for rail industry professionals to meet, discover innovations and develop business opportunities.
This year, at SIFER, the railway sector has demonstrated its ability to reinvent and transform itself – a fact borne out by the 443 participating exhibitors, 26% of which were international. 5,400 visitors attended the exhibition, a historical figure which symbolises the importance that SIFER has taken over time. Digital technologies were the main focus for many of the projects presented at this year’s show.
For the past five years, the UK’s fourth busiest railway station, London Bridge, was the subject of major redevelopment works.
The £1 billion transformation by Network Rail was completed in early 2018 and resulted in a number of benefits for passengers including doubling capacity and enabling more and faster connections. The end of the project was officially signalled in May 2018 when London Bridge was reopened by The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. Since then, the improvements have received widespread recognition from passengers and industry professionals.
Most recently the project has been shortlisted for a 2019 RIBA London award.
With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape our nation’s railways. Go well!