Up-cycled from a fleet previously owned by GWR, the new Heathrow Express trains feature the most up to date train and passenger technology.
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Since beginning operation in 2010, the fleet has completed around 900,000 trips, or 40 million kilometres, on the Gautrain network.
The technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow for the swift detection and repair of faults.
The new order is part of an agreement signed in 2010 for Bombardier to provide a maximum of 860 OMNEO Regio 2N trains to SNCF.
Following England being placed into a third national lockdown, Hull Trains and Grand Central have again announced a period of hibernation.
The Moynihan Train Hall will offer an enhanced facility that will better serve Amtrak's long-distance travellers and commuter rail passengers.
Following a survey of 2,000 adults, which found that 41 per cent have a disability with no physical signs, Heathrow Express joined the Sunflower lanyard scheme to recognise and boost hidden disability support.
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Upgrades include better Wi-Fi, train information and security, with Greater Anglia replacing old and installing brand new, state-of-the-art equipment.
ORR has praised Network Rail for its performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has outlined that efforts need to improve in the North West.
With passengers facing a limited five day travel window for Christmas, UK rail companies are working to make travel as smooth and safe as possible.
To ensure safe travel for passengers during the UK Christmas travel window, the government has outlined a range of new measures for transport, including enhancing rail services, postponing and accelerating rail engineering works and cutting ticket charges.
To mark the International Day of People with Disabilities, Network Rail's Southern region has highlighted new accessibility features that have been introduced during November and December 2020.
By encouraging passengers to use e-tickets, the two train operators can ensure social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19.
After the announcement in August 2020 that Crossrail Ltd would require funding beyond the original agreed funding envelope, a new £85 million package has been agreed upon.