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Digital Signalling & Train Control In-Depth Focus 2018

4 December 2018 | By

Conventional rail signalling can no longer deliver the capacity required to match growing passenger and freight numbers. Digital signalling and train control must be deployed to help maximise capacity and increase reliability and safety. However, the move from traditional to digital systems is not easy. Read on to find out…


Flying Scotsman returns to East Coast Main Line

25 February 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The iconic 60103 Flying Scotsman officially returned to the East Coast Main Line today after 80 years since it became the first locomotive to reach 100 miles an hour (160 kph).


£22 million transformation of Newcastle Station continues

22 July 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Rail Minister Claire Perry MP visited Newcastle Central Station on 22 July 2015 to view progress made on the Department for Transport multi-million pound funded improvement scheme.


New East Coast franchise starts

2 March 2015 | By Department for Transport

Rail minister Claire Perry visited King’s Cross station today (2 March 2015) for the official launch of the new Virgin Trains East Coast service between London and Scotland...


New East Coast Mainline franchise confirmed

10 December 2014 | By Department for Transport

The Department for Transport confirmed (10 December 2014) it has officially signed the East Coast rail franchise contract with Inter City Railways, a venture between Stagecoach and Virgin...


More seats, more services and new trains for east coast passengers

27 November 2014 | By Department for Transport

Rail journeys between London and Edinburgh will be transformed by more seats, more services and new trains after the government announced its intention to award the new East Coast franchise to Inter City Railways, a consortium of Stagecoach and Virgin...


Displays respect East Coast heritage

2 April 2014 | By Infotec

A need to maintain the overall look of Grade II listed Doncaster railway station while upgrading its customer information displays has been achieved by Infotec Ltd...


East Coast on course for improved rail services

24 March 2014 | By Department for Transport

A milestone in the transformation of rail services along one of the UK’s most iconic rail routes has been reached with the release of the invitation to tender for the East Coast franchise...


Signalling & Telecoms supplement

27 May 2013 | By

In this Signalling & Telecoms supplement: ETCS in operation on Spanish high-speed, commuter and three-rail lines (Ignacio Jorge Iglesias, Technical Coordination Director for High-Speed, Adif), Comparison of Control Centres and Railway Operating Centres (Chris Carson, Head of Service Delivery, East Coast Main Line Company Ltd)...


East Coast appoint project Eagle supplier

5 July 2012 | By East Coast

East Coast has appointed asset and maintenance management experts Vetasi as its chosen supplier to provide a new system to improve the performance of its trains...