GB Railfreight will operate RIDC Melton, which provides safe and reliable testing environments for new and modified technology within the rail industry, for a total of four years.
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The report, commissioned by the UK's Transport Secretary immediately after the Stonehaven incident, includes a range of recommendations to further safeguard the UK's railways from extreme weather.
Upon delivery of the contract, passengers travelling along the Brighton Mainline will be able to benefit from uninterrupted internet and mobile connectivity, including in tunnels and cuttings in the railway.
Thales’ newly developed system removes the reliance on the train driver to watch track-side signals by providing the end user with continuous speed supervision and real-time information about the state of the railway ahead.
GB Railfreight will run over 100 trains from Doncaster and Whitemoor to King's Cross over the course of February to May 2021, representing the largest possession site that GBRf will have contributed to at any one time.
The Railway Industry Association, Rail Alliance and Rail Forum Midlands have set out five key 'asks' to the UK government to ensure that the rail supply chain can support the industry and ensure that Rail Project SPEED is a success.
The next stage of Project SPEED will see the industry pioneer new ways of working to halve the time and reduce the cost of delivering critical infrastructure projects.
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.
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.