Siemens Mobility and ScotRail have extended their Technical Support & Spares Supply Agreement by five years to December 2026.
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Following the disruption caused by the discovery of cracks on Hitachi Class 800 and 385 series trains in May 2021, ORR is set to undertake a review of the impact of the incident on safety and passengers.
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With oversight from the UK's Office of Rail and Road, Hitachi Rail, train operators and the government have agreed a service recovery plan to safely reintroduce more Class 800 Series and 385 Series trainsets into passenger service after cracks were found on some trains.
The UK Rail Minister has requested a comprehensive plan from Hitachi to identify the extent of cracking found on some Class 800 Series trains, and has asked the rail industry to urgently set out a strategy to resolve prolonged passenger and network disruption.
The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has published revised standards on fire safety and evacuation. Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer of Structures and Materials at RSSB, considers the history behind the present.
In order to reduce the impact of rail noise on German residents, DB Cargo has implemented a range of measures, including noise protection walls, to achieve its reduction target.
Alstom/Bombardier Transportation will be responsible for the upgrade of 55 of the 77 Alpha Trains locomotives, with Alstom Belgium responsible for the remainder.
A Class 08 shunter will undergo a complete overhaul and receive a new hydrogen power system, marking it as the UK’s first-ever conversion of a diesel locomotive to run on hydrogen power.
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The extension of the contract will result in the expansion of GBRf's fleet, the repair capacity at two of its depots and the number of field service engineers.
Stadler will produce and maintain 40 electric trains for Ente Autonomo Volturno to use on its Vesuvian lines, increasing both reliability and safety.
The agreement focuses on four key areas of cooperation and will expand the close relationship between Etihad Rail and the Saudi Railway Company.
When winter weather threatens disruption to rail services, networks need to pull together to keep everyone moving safely. For Global Railway Review, David Simpson, ScotRail’s Operations Director, shares some of the planning, preparation and response work by the dedicated partnership, Scotland’s Railway, to achieve just that.