Mane Rail & Infrastructure Issue 10 - June 2018 - Page 2

Content Summary

CROSSRAIL UPDATE - 03

The Elizabeth Line opens later this year. At what stage is the Crossrail project and what's being worked on now? We look at what's in store for the newest line.

OUR PROJECTS UPDATE - 08

We give a quick look into just some of the projects we're working on now. Many new exciting things happening in our divisions and several projects are nearing completion.

PLANE & SIMPLE... - 11

Airport expansion projects are popping up all over the UK. With so many running concurrently, where will the manpower be found to support these projects?

THE TOP 10 TALLEST - 12

What are the tallest buildings under construction right now? We give an insight into these sky-reaching towers including the new tallest building in the world.

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Network Rail released its Strategic Business Plan (2019 – 2024) for CP6 in February outlining plans that will address performance and reliability improvements over major new schemes. The business plan promises to make the railway more reliable - reducing delays by 15% and more affordable – reducing costs by 10%. There are ambitious plans to “usher in the digital railway” by

phasing out old signalling systems with new digital controls and signalling.

Safety is also a top priority to ensure passengers and staff travel and work in a safer environment on the railway. The new plan will help reduce the risk of a train accident by a further 10%, through better inspection techniques and better asset management. The application of digital technologies will also enhance safety through the provision of automatic train protection and traffic management on selected routes. Network Rail will also increase focus on security threats including cybersecurity.

Passengers will see the deployment of 7,000 new carriages on the railway network by 2021, an additional 6,400 new train services including more trains with more frequent rail service and improvement works to 178 stations across the country. The plan also promises jobs and housing growth, environmental benefits and the support of British technology and innovation.

Learn more about the CP6 Strategic Business Plan.

NETWORK RAIL UNVEILS CP6

STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLAN

Learn more from Mark Carne, Network Rail