Waterloo and South West Route Upgrade

Widely regarded as one of the best of the London termini for passenger circulation and amenities, perhaps up until the reconstruction of Euston, Waterloo station now finds itself undergoing a major transformation. Once again, as it has done several times before, the station must keep ahead of capacity demands, both those pressing now and future […]

Napoli Afragola – Italy’s remarkable new station

The first phase of Napoli Afragola, one of 13 new stations for Italy’s high-speed rail network, was inaugurated on 6 June by Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who called it a “remarkable achievement”. Located 4.4 miles (12km) north of Naples centre, the majestic £52 million (about €60 million) building was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects […]
An artist's impression of what the underground Haga station could look like. Credit: Abako/ Trafikverket.

International consortium to build new underground railway station in Gothenburg

The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has appointed an international consortium to build Haga station in Gothenburg. Construction of the new station is expected to begin in 2018 and is part of the planned 8km West Link double...
What the new Hjärup station could look like. Credit: Trafikverket.

Swedish-Spanish consortium awarded Southern Main Line expansion contract

Trafikverket has awarded a contract worth SEK 2 billion to construction firms NCC and OHL to expand Sweden's Southern Main Line. The project will see the railway between Flackarp and Arlöv, which sits on the...

See inside Napoli’s spectacular new station

Designed by world-renowned architects Zaha Hadid, Napoli Afragola can legitimately claim to be a station of the future. Italy’ Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrived on a Frecciarossa 1000 on June 6 to formally open the...

Vision for stations

Towards the end of the 19th century, Joseph Pulitzer ran a campaign in his newspaper, the New York World, to raise money for the base of the Statue of Liberty after the US government had failed to raise the funds itself. In return for a few dollars, readers received a miniature souvenir statue – an […]