Take a look at Global Railway Review's most read news stories of 2020, including an app to help social distancing on trains, the world’s first two hydrogen trains successfully completing trial passenger services, and American high-speed rail project developments.
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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.
Previously scheduled to open in 2021, the introduction of the central section of the Crossrail Elizabeth line into passenger service has been delayed.
GB Railfreight - the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom - has announced that it has appointed Tim Hartley as Business Development Director.
HS2's west-London super hub will be the largest newly-built railway station in the UK, with a mix of high-speed and conventional service platforms.
In its latest update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line, Crossrail Ltd has confirmed that it plans to open the central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood in summer 2021.
Mark Wild, Chief Executive of Crossrail Ltd has said the Elizabeth line will now not be fully open before 2021, explaining that further time is needed to complete software development for the signalling and train systems and the safety approvals process.
New campaign, Connecting Britain, backed by business and political leaders, says a green light on HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail is critical to the long-term success of the north of the UK.
Women Inspiring Rail: A Q&A with Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive, National College for High Speed Rail
For the latest instalment in Global Railway Review's Women Inspiring Rail series, we spoke to Clair Mowbray, Chief Executive, National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), who tells us it is not just diversity among employees that needs to change, but the training frameworks too.
Network Rail has confirmed the award of contracts for construction of the new or enhanced ticket halls at Southall, Hayes & Harlington, West Drayton, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing and Acton Main Line stations.
The London Assembly has responded to findings that a fixation on December 2018 for completion and a mismanagement of the Crossrail project are what has lead to delay after delay in the launch of HS2.
New leadership team outlines new plan to put Crossrail project back on track with robust and realistic plan which follows a detailed audit of the programme.
L.B. Foster Europe will return to Railtex for the first time since 2015 to launch its new, end-to-end track management and performance monitoring solutions, integrating conventional rail products with intelligent, always-on, digital technologies to improve performance, deliver cost efficiencies and enhance safety.
Despite delays to Crossrail 1, policymakers are urged not to delay decisions on moving forward with future projects such as Crossrail 2.
FUTURE Designs discusses how its bespoke lighting solutions were selected by Crossrail, the design challenges this led to, and the complex testing that was required.