Archive Network Rail

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Milton Keynes: Retail Development (MK1)

As many of you know, we are based near to Milton Keynes and we are glad to hear that yet more construction work is about to happen at Stadium MK (the home of the MK Dons football team). This is very good news for local businesses as the £56 million investment will bring much needed jobs along with leading retailers like M&S, Primark, Arcadia and River Island making this a vital new area for shoppers. This in turn should bring further investment into the surrounding area. Milton Keynes...
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Network Rail Winners Announced

Network Rail has announced the contractors chosen to handle the planned and reactive maintenance for building and civils works. This is a considerable amount of work spanning over three years, which is good news for the industry. Network Rail have named 11 contractors in total over the three regions. Firms will design improvements when applicable and carry out maintenance to a whole host of structures from bridges and viaducts to tunnels and embankments and cuttings. Much of the planned maintenance...
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London Bridge Station Rebuild

We have read that Network Rail has now revealed plans for the complete overhaul of London Bridge station over five years. Together with resignalling works and on-going Thameslink improvements, the scale of investment will soar to £800m around the busy London station site. The plans include a new concourse that is bigger than the pitch at Wembley, which will sit underneath the tracks. It is good to see some exiting projects are still happening! Perhaps we are seeing the beginning of 'positive'...
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Network Rail Boss rolls out break-up plan

Network Rail will undergo a radical break-up to hand power to nine new regional operating units in a bid to force through efficiency savings worth hundreds of millions of pounds says the Construction Enquirer. Each region will be run by a separate boss responsible for delivering maintenance and infrastructure renewals. This radical change promises to be the biggest in rail infrastructure delivery since British Rail was privatised in 1996. Former Olympics boss David Higgins, who took over as chief...
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Fear led to Network Rail RIDDOR irregularities

A recent artilce in SHP states "Hundreds of workplace injuries were not declared by Network Rail over a five-year period because staff and contractors were fearful of the consequences if they reported them, an independent report has concluded". We all know that many accidents go unreported and what we see is 'the tip of the iceberg'. Its a shame though as it makes a mockery of yearly statistics. For more on this see SHP Online
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Rail Deaths Fine

Carillion Construction and Network Rail have been fined £1.1m and ordered to pay £100,000 costs between them, following the deaths of two railway maintenance staff. David Pennington, 46, from Burnley, and Martin Oakes, 38, from Sheffield were hit by a reversing road rail vehicle (RRV) while laying new track near Hednesford, Staffordshire in the early hours of a night in September 2004. The two firms were successfully prosecuted by the British Transport Police and Crown Prosecution Service.
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