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See all the latest news from SLC Rail, our rail projects and other client work.

Worcestershire Parkway scoops three top civil engineering awards

Worcestershire Parkway has won three top civil engineering project awards at the West Midlands Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards. The project, which saw the first new station constructed in Worcestershire in over 100 years, was awarded the Geotechnical award, Large Project of the Year award and also crowned Best Overall Project. The annual awards ceremony […]

Elephant Parade remains ‘on track’ with latest sponsorship

SLC Rail is the latest business to join Worcester’s Big Parade next summer. Birmingham-based SLC Rail, which supported Worcestershire County Council to design and deliver Worcestershire Parkway – the county’s first new station in over 100 years – and continues to support the council on future rail schemes in the area, is to sponsor an elephant in the eight-week […]

Planning permission granted for two new Black Country railway stations

A major milestone has been reached after SLC Property, in conjunction with the West Midlands Rail Programme and SLC Rail, has secured permission to build two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton Line. The stations at Darlaston and Willenhall were backed by Walsall Council’s planning committee, meaning that the project can move forward […]

Rail Minister welcomes start of ground investigations on Northumberland Line

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has welcomed the start of ground investigations by global infrastructure consultancy AECOM on the Northumberland Line upgrade. An innovative partnership between Northumberland County Council, AECOM, Network Rail and SLC Rail is developing the rail upgrade which, as part of the government’s Project Speed initiative to deliver infrastructure faster, is set to […]

SLC’s MD reaches the final in Director of the Year Awards

SLC is delighted that its MD, Ian Walters, has been declared a finalist at this year’s 2020 Midlands Director of the Year Awards. The finalists are drawn from across the East and West Midlands, representing the full spectrum and diversity of industry, from young entrepreneurs to experienced leaders. Ian set up Sable Leigh Consultancy (SLC […]

Planning approval for three new stations on the Camp Hill Line   

SLC Property, in conjunction with the West Midlands Rail Programme and SLC Rail, has secured permission to build three new rail stations in the West Midlands in preparation for the expansion of passenger services in the region. Moseley, Kings Heath and Hazelwell are all situated on the Camp Hill line, which is primarily used by […]

Wolverhampton Interchange project shortlisted for top honours

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Interchange project, which has been coordinated by SLC, has been shortlisted for three awards at the Insider’s West Midlands Property Awards 2020. The project is up for Construction Project of the Year, Regeneration Project of the Year and for the Sustainability award and the winners will be announced at the gala […]

SLC Operations Ltd becomes the UK’s newest train operator

SLC Operations Ltd has been granted a non-passenger train licence by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). The new company aims to support the industry providing services including new train mileage accumulation, vehicle transfers and rail head treatment. Safety critical rail training and assessment will also be offered by a new distance learning training […]

SLC Rail welcomes Kathryn Waring as Head of Engineering

SLC Rail is delighted to announce the appointment of Chartered Civil Engineer, Kathryn Waring, as Head of Engineering. Kathryn joins SLC Rail from Tony Gee and Partners where she was a Principal Engineer and Business Development Manager.  She also previously held a number of Senior positions in Carillion and Amey. Sam Uren, Engineering Director at […]