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Greater Anglia releases new images of Stadler trains

Images of what some of Greater Anglia's (GA) new fleet of trains could look like have been revealed. The operator has released a number of...

Blowing off steam with RailSport football

Three-time RailSport football winner Chris Henry explains why he’s returning to defend LOROL’s title in 2017. One word sticks in the mind of London Overground...

Greater Anglia reveals mock-up of new Stadler Flirt

Greater Anglia has unveiled a mock-up of one of its new Stadler Flirt trains at its Norwich depot. In total the train operating company (TOC) is...

Military personnel eased into civilian life through new East Midlands Trains job scheme

A lance corporal, lance sergeant and warrant officer make up the first cohort in East Midlands Train's 'Train into Work' programme. The trio will work with the TOC's customer...

Virgin at 20

Andy Milne looks back at 20 years of Virgin's involvement with the rail industry Well, my dear, how does it feel to be a Virgin...

Digital learning curve

Skills forecasting is a tricky business. With advanced programmes like Digital Railway, it is not easy to know exactly how technology will evolve in...

Thameslink 700 in action

'Controversy? What controversy?' quipped Steve Scrimshaw, Siemens' managing director for rail in the UK, talking about the challenge of delivering the trains for Thameslink...

New trains for the North… and that’s just for starters

Pledges to significantly improve services and buy new trains aren’t ‘PR fluff ’ but promises of real change, says Northern’s Alex Hynes (pictured right). On...

Change here

People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they’re exactly like the old ones,’ said American engineer and inventor Charles Kettering. Kettering is...

Cork – Dublin yes vote

Passengers in Ireland have given a big thumbs up to Irish Rail as it clipped a neat 15 minutes off the journey time from...

Cork line upgrade to cut journey times

During 2015 Iarnród Éireann (IE) plans to invest €10 million on track improvements on the main Dublin to Cork line with most work concentrated on...

ROC and Role

Over the next few years, Network Rail is replacing the traditional signal box with 12 Rail Operating Centres (ROCs) and an advanced traffic management...

The role of open access

Britain’s rail network is full. Well that’s what we’re often told. The justification for major rail projects, like HS2, is that it will free...

Virgin East Coast – The song remains the same

With its customary razzamatazz, the Virgin/Stagecoach operation took over East Coast on 1 March. An Intercity 225 in full Virgin East Coast livery arrived...

Bigger role for conductors at Northern

Northern Rail has unveiled a spruced-up fleet of Class 319 EMUs for use on the newly electrified railway on the Liverpool Lime Street-Manchester Airport...

Talent trawl for railways

Solihull College and Virgin Trains have joined forces to find unemployed young people, aged between 18 and 24, to join the company’s training scheme. The...

From Wildenrath to Waterloo

Despite controversy over the retention of ageing Pacer units in the north, new fleets now on order, will substantially boost capacity on South West...

Over Anglia

London Overground Rail Operations Ltd is to take over several suburban services out of Liverpool Street Station to north east London from 31st May...