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Network Rail “making a good start” to CP6, says ORR annual assessment

Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail and has found that...

Wimbledon depot gets its first Class 701 train

South Western Railway's (SWR) first Class 701 train has arrived at Wimbledon depot, marking a significant milestone in the £1 billion transformation...

GB Railfreight contracts DB Cargo to maintain its Class 60 maintenance

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced a new three-year deal with fellow rail freight company DB Cargo UK for them to undertake the...

Midland main line electrification gathers pace

Work continues on the £1.5 billion upgrade of the Midland main line to improve journeys for all those using the route.

Joe Brooks joins rail team at MPI

Technical recruitment specialist MPI has appointed Joe Brooks as business development manager for the rail team. Joe joined MPI...

New report examines future design of local stations

A report commissioned by Network Rail which looked into the future of railway station design has been published by Design Council. ThinkStation...

Avanti West Coast joins Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

Avanti West Coast is the latest train operator to partner with the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme. This allows customers with hidden disabilities...

HS2 reveals list of bidders for Curzon Street station

HS2 has revealed the names of the construction firms in the running to build Birmingham Curzon Street station – which will be...

Ty’n Y Graig footbridge will be replaced

Transport for Wales will replace Ty’n Y Graig footbridge at Llanbradach on the Rhymney line as soon as possible, CEO James Price...

Avanti West Coast elects Lizzie Power to be its first ever employee director

Train operator Avanti West Coast has elected its first employee director, who will take on the role of representing colleagues in the...

Hitachi Rails commences order for East Coast Trains

Five new Hitachi Class 803 trains for East Coast Trains has begun at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory. These...

VolkerFitzpatrick will build Gosforth depot for Stadler and Tyne & Wear Metro

Swiss train manufacturer Stadler has commissioned VolkerFitzpatrick to build a brand-new depot at Gosforth for its new trains for the Tyne and...

DfT funding for HydroFLEX hydrogen-powered train design

A grant from the Department for Transport will bring the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train (HydroFLEX closer to commercial operation.

Greens call for commitment to increased electrification and regional connectivity

In its response to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) rail assessment commission for the North and Midlands, the Yorkshire and Humber Green...

Special train livery marks Tyne & Wear Metro’s 40th birthday

The 40th anniversary of the Tyne and Wear Metro is being celebrated with a special train livery to mark the occasion.

UK business leaders call for clear hydrogen strategy

Hydrogen Strategy Now is a campaign group of leading businesses that are looking to build a green recovery. The...

GBRf opens new freight route from Buxton to Crawley

Freight operator GB Railfreight (GBRf) has run the first train of a new service for global building materials supplier CEMEX from Dove...

Vivarail secures finance to support growth for the future

Vivarail, the Stratford-Upon-Avon-based designer and manufacturer of modular trains, has secured a £1.5 million loan from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF)...