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Industry-first authorisation for Midland main line upgrade

Network Rail has been implementing various schemes to upgrade the Midland main line (MML).  These include extending overhead electrification from Bedford to Corby, improving...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project. This will allow services from Stevenage to run...

Final Class 195 train delivered to Northern

The final Class 195 Civity train has been delivered to Northern Trains by manufacturer CAF, completing the order, awarded in 2016, for 25 two-car...

SWR and Avanti reach agreement for future operations

The parent company of both South West Trains (SWR) and Avanti West Coast (in partnership with Trenitalia), First Group, has reached agreement with the...

DB Cargo tests alternative to diesel fuel

As part of its programme to look for new and innovative ways to power its fleet and decarbonise its operations, DB Cargo UK has...

Railway contractor HQ obtains world-first IMMUNE certification

International consultancy and construction company Mace. Which refurbished Birmingham New Street station and is in the process of delivering Brent Cross West, has obtained...

QTS reveals the Mega Chipper V2

Not satisfied with having the world’s first rubber-tracked and rail-mounted chipper in its railway plant fleet, national rail contractor QTS Group has unveiled its...

Northern firm delivers work for HS2

As many people call HS2 a ‘southern project’, benefitting Birmingham and London in its first phase, it is interesting to note that a firm...

Network Rail enhancement budget cut by £1bn

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has confirmed, in a written answer to a question from Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon, that Network...

Gresham Worldwide acquires Relec Electronics

Premium power electronics and display technology specialist Relec Electronics has been acquired by Gresham Worldwide, bolstering the group’s presence in the UK and Europe...

Alstom to take over Bombardier on 29 January 2021

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom has come a step closer after both companies have confirmed that all necessary regulatory approvals required to...

GTR launches Sector-based Work Academy Programme

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) launched its first ever Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) with East Sussex College this month, despite the onset of a...

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to endorse their...

Network Rail and White Ribbon UK tackle domestic abuse

Network Rail has been approved as a White Ribbon UK-accredited organisation as part of its commitment to changing the behaviour and culture that leads...

30 new apprentices for Alstom

Alstom has a long tradition of taking on apprentices, and this year it has welcomed 30 new apprentices to its UK business, three times...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art lifts and...

An RBF Christmas party can help railway families in need

Christmas this year will be very different. It may not be possible to celebrate in the usual way, with family, friends and colleagues, and...

Spatial Cortex wins Transport for Wales innovation programme

Spatial Cortex has been declared the winners of the second cohort of Wales’ leading rail-dedicated innovation programme following a successful virtual demo day. Competition organiser...