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Drax Power Station extends contract with GB Railfreight until 2025

Drax Power Station has extended its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to the...

Timber rail freight trial in Scotland

Victa Railfreight will conduct a £195,000 trial, funded by the Scottish Government, of transporting timber by rail in the North of Scotland.

Two bridges in Grantham to be repaired

Network Rail is set to undertake repairs to two bridges in Grantham that carry the East Coast main line over roads in...

Longer platforms for four West Midlands stations

Four stations in the West Midlands will be receiving extended platforms in preparation for the introduction of new, longer Class 196 trains...

Rail Forum Midlands welcomes Karen Jackson

Rail Forum Midlands has appointed Karen Jackson to be the new programme delivery executive, leading on events and communications together with supporting...

Detailed design of HS2 Curzon Street station has reduced carbon emissions by 55%

Since the first images of the new HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street were released in 2018, so that planning applications could...

Transport for Wales introduces new ticket machines and smartcards

New ticket vending machines are being installed by Transport for Wales (TfW) on many of its routes across the Wales and Borders...

Government funding for West Midlands Very Light Rail schemes

TramForward, the campaign arm of the Light Rail Transit Association, has welcomed the news that the West Midlands Combined Authority has obtained...

Tyne & Wear Metro passengers help feed those in need

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, ran food bank collection points at Metro stations across the network and at...

New escalators for Marylebone Tube station

Transport for London is about to commence work to improve access to Marylebone Tube station by installing one new escalator and replacing...

West Wickham station footbridge upgraded

Network Rail has been taking advantage of the relative quiet on the railway to catch up with the rebuilding of several station...

GB Railfreight appoints Tim Hartley as business development director

Tim Hartley has been named as the new business development director at GB Railfreight. Over the last 20 years,...

Stevenage station’s new fifth platform opened a year early

A new £40 million platform and track at Stevenage station has been completed more than a year ahead of schedule

Angel Trains makes £100,000 donation to Railway Children

Train leasing company Angel Trains will be donating £100,000 to its long-standing charity partner, Railway Children. Of this sum,...

Mott MacDonald appoints Mike Brown to shareholder committee

Mike Brown MVO, the former Transport Commissioner for London, has been appointed by Mott MacDonald as an independent member of its shareholders’...

Anna Delvecchio joins Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald appointed Anna Delvecchio as development director to its transportation business for the UK and Europe. Anna joined...

Raj Sinha joins SWGR as Group MD

SWGR, a leading supplier of civil, mechanical, electrical, fabrication services and personnel the rail and other industries, has appointed Raj Sinha to...

Alstom purchase of Bombardier Transportation approved by European Commission

The European Commission has cleared Alstom’s proposed takeover of Bombardier Transportation, subject to four conditions that Alstom had itself suggested: