ORR's statistics show that the punctuality of all 23 UK operators improved in Q3 of 2020-2021 when compared to 2019-2020, but a total of 11 per cent fewer trains were scheduled.
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GBRf and GRS Rail Services have moved over 1.8 million tonnes of aggregates across the UK to support the construction industry in the last five years, and have now extended their existing contract.
Over a three-month period, Network Rail workers will simplify the track layout just outside of King’s Cross station, as well as reopen a railway tunnel which closed in the 1970s, creating two extra tracks in and out of the iconic transport hub.
Three new Smart Weed System trains will commence service on the British railway network from May 2021, improving the environmental footprint and health and safety.
Wi-Fi is the latest in a range of passenger experience improvement measures being introduced at London Paddington Station by Network Rail.
The high-resolution imagery from satellites and aircraft can produce detailed maps of habitats, helping Network Rail to identify likely biodiversity ‘hotspots’ found alongside Britain's rail network.
ORR's draft guidance proposals aim to give the industry greater confidence in putting forward innovative designs to reduce risks and increase safety at level crossings.
While the public are being asked to stay at home, the rail industry is using this opportunity to plan improvements around Manchester ready for when passengers return in much greater numbers.
Under the agreement, Bombardier will fit ETCS equipment and the BOMBARDIER EBI Cab 2000 onboard Automatic Train Protection system to all ELECTROSTAR fleets in the UK.
The PantoSystem uses deep learning combined with ultra-high-speed 3D laser scanners and offers an Al Cloud Service with its Web-client platform.
In a UK-first, Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail have signed an agreement aimed at bringing battery power – and fuel savings of more than 20 per cent – to the modern Great Western Railway Intercity Express Trains that carry passengers between Penzance and London.
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.