Five trains and 24 coaches have been leased to Grand Central for operation on its new route between Blackpool North and London Euston.
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The new HS2 station plans have been submitted as part of the Schedule 17 submission, and moves the beginning of construction a step closer to being underway.
For our 'Improving Rail's Environmental Impact' series, Andrew Kluth, Lead Carbon Specialist of Sustainable Development at RSSB, explains the scope of the ongoing research and development necessary to address Great Britain’s rail challenges of decarbonisation and removing diesel-only trains from the railway.
Of the original order, 75 per cent of the 101 trains are now in service, with the remainder expected to be put into operation by the end of May 2020.
Jo Moffatt, Engineering Practice Director for Strategic Rail at Atkins, writes that the rail industry is facing a serious skills shortage, and urgently needs to respond by focusing on attracting new staff, increasing diversity, and upskilling the current workforce.
Following Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, the company will have a backlog of approximately €75 billion and revenues of €15.5 billion.
Following the acquisition of Macquarie Europe Rail’s rolling stock leasing business, Akiem Group now owns a diverse portfolio of over 600 locomotives.
The new STEM facility has been designed to inspire the younger generation to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and maths sectors.
Due to railway metal theft costing £1.4 million in UK taxpayer-money over the last 12 months, Network Rail and the British Transport Police are taking action to tackle stolen metal trading.
The trial will test how effective the use of body cameras is in further improving the safety of Transport for Wales' passengers and staff.
Following the worst performance figures in the UK in late 2019, TransPennine Express must now deliver a service that restores passenger trust.
Siemens Mobility, Bombardier and Porterbrook have come to an agreement on the best approach to introducing ETCS on existing Electrostar units.
The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that HS2 will go ahead, with construction for Phase 1 from London to the West Midlands set to begin in April 2020.
Stephanie Klecha, Head of Digital Services at Porterbrook, speaks to our Editor, Craig Waters, with her views on making rail more attractive for passengers, data-sharing, the importance of empowering the workforce, and how industry collaboration is key to rail’s future success.
The funding contract will help XRAIL to deliver its maintenance requirements for its Saudi Arabia’s Haramain High Speed Railway contract.