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120 Tyne and Wear Metro staff switch employer as Stadler as assumes responsibility for service and maintenance

Stadler is now responsible for servicing and maintaining the old Tyne and Wear Metro fleet in Newcastle upon Tyne and has become the employer...

Neil Walker is new managing director of Unipart Rail and Unipart Manufacturing Group

Leading independent manufacturing, logistics and consultancy group Unipart has announced the appointment of Neil Walker as the managing director of its Rail and Manufacturing...

Leave the bike at home – take an e-scooter instead

Commuters who take their folding bicycles on trains may soon have a new method of transport to carry instead – electric scooters. Currently strictly controlled,...

Plans revealed for major railway upgrade in West Yorkshire

Network Rail has published plans for major upgrades to the railway between Huddersfield and Westtown (Dewsbury) and is now inviting public comment. The plans, which...

New Paris Métro trains on show

The design of the trains for lines Paris Métro 15, 16 and 17, which will extend the network out to Île-de-France as part of...

Alstom’s iLint hydrogen train successfully trialled in the Netherlands

In the same week that HydroFlex, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, took to the main line for its inaugural run, the Province of Groningen...

The railway prepares its leaf-busting machines to tackle the autumn season

1 October marks the first day of the railway’s autumn season, and Network Rail’s fleet of 61 leaf-busting trains and 80 leaf-busting teams are...

Frazer-Nash welcomes head of human resources Sam Geis to the board

Sam Geis, head of human resources at Frazer-Nash since 2017, is taking up the newly created role of People Director, an appointment underpins the...

Crossrail governance transfers to TfL

As delivery of the Elizabeth line now moves into its complex final stages, Crossrail Ltd is working to complete the remaining infrastructure so it...

UK hydrogen train ventures out onto the main line

HydroFlex, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, ran on the main line today, signalling a big step forward towards the UK’s net zero targets. Developed jointly...

RMT calls for urgent Government support for open-access rail operators to avoid job losses

Rail trade union RMT has called on the Government to provide a financial support package for open-access operators Grand Central and Hull Trains, to...

TBF creates two Covid-related memorial funds

Many of those working on the front line of the public transport industry have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been the driving...

New-look Optilan strengthens and expands

Despite the market challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, leading international communications and security specialist Optilan has used the last six months to...

Asquith Xavier recognised by plaque at Chatham station

British Rail guard Asquith Xavier, who broke the colour bar at Euston station in 1966, has been recognised with a plaque in the waiting...

State of the market: Infrastructure in Q3

The coronavirus pandemic has hit most industries hard, but infrastructure – a sector dominated by transport – has fared better than many. The award-winning multidisciplinary...

Icomera acquires GoMedia

Icomera, the leading provider of Passenger Wi-Fi for public transport that is part of the ENGIE Solutions group, has completed the acquisition of GoMedia...

Pedestrian saved by dog on railway crossing

Only the actions of his dog saved a pedestrian, who was wearing headphones when using a footpath level crossing in East Yorkshire, as he...

Rail companies work with police to promote use of face coverings

The British Transport Police is working with four train companies, Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink, as part of a new pilot in London...