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Brand new battery technology to be trialled on TransPennine train

24 May 2024 | By

Testing of the UK’s first intercity battery train commenced earlier today. The battery, which generates a peak power of more than 700kw, has now been successfully retrofitted onto a TransPennine Express ‘Nova 1’ train (five-carriage intercity Class 802), ahead of the trial on Transpennine routes this summer.

French Trade Minister Riester: “Rail Baltica is an asset for the region’s future”

23 May 2024 | By

The French-Latvian Business Forum, held in Riga, brought together business representatives and policymakers from the Transport, Defense, and Renewable Energy sectors. This event, organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) in partnership with the Embassy of France in Latvia and the French Foreign Trade Advisors of the…

Latvia to commence construction of Rail Baltica mainline

23 May 2024 | By

Latvia has reached another milestone in the Rail Baltica project by beginning construction of its mainline. On 21 May the Rail Baltica team, representatives from the European Commission and international partners from France, Italy, Poland, Lithuania and Estonia gathered in Riga. They marked the occasion by sending messages to future…

Alstom’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion recognised at Awards

23 May 2024 | By

Alstom is celebrating after winning two major awards at the seventh Women in Rail Awards. They were presented with both the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team Award, and the Social Value Award at the event, which celebrates companies that have made a significant contribution to improving gender balance, diversity and…

PJM expands its headquarters and infrastructure

22 May 2024 | By

PJM has expanded the company site and the infrastructure for the measuring wheelsets division. A new hall for the development and production of instrumented wheelsets was recently put into operation.

Virgin Trains Ticketing issues Charter for Change

21 May 2024 | By

Virgin Trains Ticketing has today issued its 'Charter for Change' report, calling for politicians to urgently reform rail retail and unlock a better deal for passengers. New research from the retailer reveals that more than half (57%) of passengers have no idea that train operators can restrict certain train fares;…