Network Rail

Renton firm CPR secures five-year Scotland Route Framework with Network Rail

A resurfacing and civils firm based in Renton, West Dunbartonshire, has secured a major framework with Network Rail to provide surfacing across its Scotland route for the next five years.

Published 9 June 2021

Glasgow railway bridges set for improvement work

A £2.3 million project to strengthen and re-paint two bridges in the southside of Glasgow will get underway this month.

Published 7 June 2021

£7.5m renovation of Forth Bridge approach span begins

Network Rail’s £7.5 million project to refurbish and repaint the North Queensferry approach span to the world famous Forth Bridge is now underway.

Published 4 June 2021

Cadder rail yard upgrade boosted by £33m investment

Network Rail is delivering a new £33 million train depot and staff accommodation facilities within the existing Cadder railway yard, between Bishopbriggs and Lenzie, as part of the Scottish Government’s ongoing investment in Scotland’s railway.

Published 28 May 2021

Fugro to deliver gauging survey and ‘digital twin’ of Scotland’s railways

Fugro has been awarded a contract to survey Scotland’s entire rail network and provide Network Rail with a holistic gauging database that includes clearance data from the track to lineside structures, platforms, objects, and the train-to-train passing interface.

Published 28 May 2021

Inverness Airport train station given green light

The Highland Council's planning committee has unanimously approved proposals which will see a new railway station built at Inverness Airport.

Published 26 May 2021

Eastern podium extension planned at Queen Street Station

Network Rail has submitted plans to redevelop a former car park to provide new operational and passenger facilities at Glasgow's Queen Street Station.

Published 19 May 2021

7N Architects wins competition to shape Britain’s future railways

Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have today announced Edinburgh-based architectural practice 7N Architects as the winner of their railway station design competition.

Published 11 May 2021

Network Rail invites £1bn private sector investment in telecoms infrastructure

Network Rail is seeking private sector investment in its trackside fibre optic cable network in a deal that would enable performance, safety and connectivity benefits for passengers, and save the taxpayer up to £1 billion in costs.

Published 27 April 2021

Construction begins on Reston station

Work is now under way to build the new Reston station in the Scottish Borders.

Published 25 March 2021

Network Rail seeks engineering apprentices in the Highlands

Network Rail has launched an appeal for applications to become engineering apprentices in Inverness and Helmsdale in the Highlands.

Published 5 March 2021

East Kilbride electrification marks major green railway investment

Work will soon begin to lay foundations for overhead powerlines along the East Kilbride-Glasgow Central railway as part of a multi-million-pound investment in the route.

Published 22 February 2021

Design contract awarded for Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan

Network Rail has appointed Mott MacDonald as the design contractor for the Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan. 

Published 19 February 2021

Trains to return to Reston following planning consent for station development

Scottish Borders Council's planning committee has approved proposals which will see a station open in the Borders village of Reston for the first time in more than half a century.

Published 8 February 2021

Stirling station roof set for £3m refurb investment

Network Rail is to begin work shortly on a 10-month programme to deliver a £3 million investment to refurbish the non-glazed roofs of the grade A listed station in Stirling.

Published 1 February 2021