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Warming up for Railtex

Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, if you’re in the middle of planning your strategy for the UK’s premier rail exhibition,...

Council approves Edinburgh Trams extension

Work on a 4.7km extension of the Edinburgh tram to Newhaven is set to begin after city councillors voted 36 to 26...

TfL completes sale and leaseback of Elizabeth line trains

345 Rail Leasing Consortium is the new owner of the Elizabeth line's Class 345 trains after completing a purchase and leaseback with...

Springburn rail depot to close

Gemini Rail Services has announced that its Springburn rail depot in Glasgow is to close despite efforts to save it.

Safestart: Wellingtons, wellbeing and an end to whistles, horns and detonators?

Passenger, worker and community safety is paramount to the operation of the country’s railways. Such is the close relationship between the two...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

Major rail merger hits the buffers but another is set to reach its destination

After 16 months of toil, the fate of the planned European rail giant Siemens Alstom was revealed on February 6.

Union launches campaign to save Glasgow rail depot

Representatives from union Unite are attempting to rally enough political support to save 180 jobs at Springburn rail depot in Glasgow. Following an initial announcement...

MTR teams up with experienced high-speed operator for West Coast bid

Spanish state-owned operator Renfe has partnered with MTR for its West Coast Partnership bid. The new West Coast Partnership is a franchise which will combine the...

End of boom and bust

Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry Association, believes greater certainty for the rail industry could alleviate the skills gap   It is no secret...

Procurement: New approaches for a new control period

Fresh opportunities are on the horizon for the rail supply chain and CP6 promises to provide a teaser of them. From the Shaw Review to...

CP6: A land of opportunity

With the start of CP6 in April edging ever closer, Network Rail has started to spend some of its allocated billions. Putting the challenges...

Rail Forum Midlands: Open up new opportunities with collaboration

There has been much talk of collaboration in the industry in recent years and, while there are some great examples of where this has...

Bogie service centre opens in Lincoln

The bogies of Eurostar's Class 374s, Thameslink's Class 700s as well as bogies and wheelsets of other trains from Siemens' Desiro Classic platform will...

First shoots of HS2

Right now, across the country, thousands of people are starting work on HS2. After years of talk, preparatory work for Europe’s largest infrastructure programme...

Siemens officially signs £1.5bn Tube train contract

Siemens Mobility has finally signed a £1.5 billion contract with London Underground for new Piccadilly line trains. Confirmation comes after Transport for London (TfL) announced...

Branson exports Virgin Trains brand to US

A new brand has been added to the Virgin Group family with the launch of Virgin Trains USA. Last year Richard Branson visited Brightline, the...

Talgo to build train factory in Fife

Talgo intends to build a train factory in Fife, Scotland, should it secure a major order. The Spanish manufacturer is one of five shortlisted bidders...