News Archive for April, 2014

VIP train strikes a chord at Ipswich

28 April 2014
Spencer Rail celebrated the completion of a major rail project to improve freight capacity between Ipswich and Peterborough with a VIP journey. A special hospitality carriage was laid on to take passengers over a stretch of the improved line. The…

Spencer Rail maintains momentum towards completion of Wessex Package 7

28 April 2014
The eagerly anticipated Wessex Package 7 project is on track to be completed by the end of June. Spencer Rail has made great strides towards its anticipated completion date over the last two weekends with the installation of the Kingston…

Kingston bridge span swings into action to edge Wessex Package 7 closer to completion

23 April 2014
These are the moments one of the largest rail projects ever delivered in the Wessex region took a step closer to completion. The video shows Spencer Rail installing two bridge spans on Platform 3 at Kingston Station on the London…

Kingston bridge span installed over Easter weekend to propel Wessex Package 7 towards completion

22 April 2014
Spencer Rail has completed a significant milestone on Wessex Package 7 with the installation of a bridge span at Kingston. The installation of the Kingston bridge span was completed successfully on Saturday night, serving as another example of Spencer’s strength…

East Kent Resignalling Phase 2 – subway slide complete

21 April 2014
Spencer Rail has completed one of the most challenging aspects of its work on Phase 2 of the East Kent Resignalling project. An 800 tonne pedestrian subway, which will form part of the new station at Rochester, was built off…

Mayor of Carlisle opens new look £1.5m station

17 April 2014
Spencer Rail has completed a £1.5m refurbishment project at Carlisle station. The new station, which now features step-free access to platforms and provides easier access for passengers with reduced mobility, luggage and children, was opened this week by the Mayor…

Spencer Rail shortlisted in 2014 Scottish Transport Awards

14 April 2014
Spencer Rail has been shortlisted for one of Scotland’s most prestigious industry awards. It is among six firms to be selected as finalists in the Rail Supplier of the Year category at the 2014 Scottish Transport Awards. Spencer Rail has…

Focus on Neville Hill

10 April 2014
Spencer Rail has completed a £850,000 redevelopment project at Neville Hill. The works were completed at the site on time on February 28. The works comprised enhancements within the existing depot to increase the throughput of trains for the train…

City of Culture partnership backed by Spencer Group shortlisted for arts and business award

9 April 2014
The Hull 2017 Angels initiative supported by Spencer Group has been nominated for a prestigious award recognising links between the arts and business. The Hull 2017 Angels Business Consortium and Hull 2017 UK City of Culture Bid have been nominated…

Carlisle coming together

9 April 2014
Spencer Rail is on track to complete a £1.5m refurbishment project at Carlisle station. Work started on the project on July 13 and is set to be completed on April 7 and handed back to Network Rail. The Mayor of…

Package 707

8 April 2014
Package 707 consists of three separate ‘Access for All’ schemes at three stations - Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Leighton Buzzard. Hemel Hempstead Works have progressed well this month and all the three lift shafts are now excavated. Spencer Rail is…

Wessex Package 7: works progress with bridge-span installation at Raynes Park

7 April 2014
A major part of the Wessex Package 7 platform extension programme has been completed, pushing the works closer to completion. Spencer Rail’s civils team completed a host of works on the programme, which involves extending platforms at 50 stations in…

West Yorkshire Rail Growth Update

7 April 2014
The West Yorkshire Rail Growth (WYRG) project is progressing well with works nearing completion on the new £1.2m James Cook University Hospital station. The one-platform station is being developed in order to improve transport links for hospital staff. The station…

Pushing ahead at Putney

4 April 2014
Putney Station is one of the busiest suburban commuter stations in London, with 18 trains per hour passing through it at off-peak times alone. More than 11 million people used the station in 2012-13, making it busier than the stations…

The East Kent Resignalling Project Phase 2

3 April 2014
Works to upgrade a 33-mile stretch of East Kent’s railway network are on track to be completed by spring 2016. Once completed, the £145m East Kent Resignalling phase 2 project will have replaced old signalling equipment and increased capacity and…

Paying the Living Wage is good for our staff and for our business

2 April 2014
Spencer Group wholeheartedly supports the Living Wage, because it is good for our staff, good for our business and good for the economy. Any business is only as good as its people and every responsible employer should have a deep…