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Heathrow Express Class 387 fleet in service

The new Heathrow Express fleet of 12 refurbished Class 387 trains has now entered service, replacing the iconic Class 332 fleet which dates from...

Welsh Government endorses recommendations on tackling congestion

The Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission on tackling congestion in South East Wales.In a line-by-line response,...

SLC Rail is officially a Great Place to Work

Third-party rail scheme specialist SLC Rail has received Great Place to Work-Certification™ as a result of its commitment to creating a positive and enjoyable...

Joanne Lake joins Morson Group as non-executive director

Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth within its core STEM markets...

FM Conway to double its rail freight out of Tilbury

FM Conway expects to double the amount of rail freight between the Port of Tilbury and its Theale facility, with two trains leaving Tilbury...

GTR and Samaritans replace Blue Monday with Brew Monday

On ‘Blue Monday’ (18 January), said to be the most difficult day of the year in terms of mental health, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)...

Successful conclusion to Greek autonomous transport trial

A trial of autonomous public transport has been successfully concluded after two months of running on the streets of the municipality of Lamia, Greece.Led...

Senior appointments at Maritime

Maritime Transport, operator of the new rail freight hub at East Midlands Gateway, has announced three new appointments to its senior management team.Vincent Van...

Gautrain completes forty million kilometres in service

Bombardier Transportation’s Gautrain commuter fleet in South Africa has now completed forty million kilometres in service since operations began in 2010.Bombardier delivered this intercity...

Buckinghamshire footbridge to be replaced

A picturesque footbridge over the Chiltern main line in Buckinghamshire is to undergo a major overhaul to make it safer and more reliable for...

Work resumes on Access for All footbridges at Kidsgrove station

The old footbridges at Kidsgrove station, which has an unusual triangular shape, are to be replaced with new bridges and lifts as part of...

Rail Operations orders 30 new Stadler Class 93 tri-mode locos

Rail Operations (UK) Limited has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives, of which an initial...

Porterbrook wins Gold from Investors in People Gold

Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook has been awarded Gold Accreditation by Investors in People.For nearly 30 years, Investors in People (IiP) has been...

Passengers consulted on revised rail services around Manchester

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a new consultation on improving the performance on the rail network in and around Manchester.Three options are...

Xrail wins four-year maintenance contract on Spanish high-speed network

Xrail Group, the engineering solutions and services provider of engineering services from highly specialised consulting to turnkey project delivery, has won a four-year maintenance...

New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post...

Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub launched

A Tram Train Pilot Learning Hub has been launched by Network Rail, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram. It contains a...

Call to vaccinate essential transport staff as next priority

As the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 increases, transport and travel union TSSA has written to British transport ministers calling on them to...