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First track laid for Westside tram extension

Light rail minister Jesse Norman was joined by regional transport chiefs to see the Midland Metro Alliance lay the first track for...

Travelling by train in China

Over the past 30 years China’s economy has grown at an average of 10 per cent. Although it has recently slowed...

Freightliner plans new locomotive maintenance facility

Freightliner has released plans to build a state-of-the-art locomotive and wagon maintenance and fuelling facility at its Ranelagh Road freight yard in Ipswich. Around 20...

New Caledonian Sleeper trains complete London test run

Sixteen of Caledonian Sleeper’s new carriages made their first trial run from Scotland to London Euston on January 22. Final stages of testing and approvals...

First tower crane arrives as part of HS2’s Euston work

London's skyline has welcomed the first of three tower cranes for HS2's work in the Euston area. The arrival of the 66m-high crane, which took...

Call for volunteers to tell “sad and costly story” behind Britain’s railways

Volunteers are being sought to help to tell the "sad and costly story" behind Britain’s railways by transcribing a historic railway trade union notebook from 1901-1905. Led...

Christmas 2018: Quiet network, busy Network Rail

While many spent the Christmas and New Year break with family and friends, a 25,000-strong workforce laboured through £148 million worth of work for...

Construction of Barking Riverside extension to start in early 2019

Construction of the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside on the northern bank of the River Thames will begin in the next few months...

Tree felling review: ‘Passenger safety is as vital as wildlife’

Review chair John Varley has called on Network Rail to be not only the safety railway in Europe but also the greenest as a...

Blanchflower takes chief exec role at East West Railway Company

Simon Blanchflower has become the first CEO of the East West Railway Company (EWRC). Simon, who was most recently the programme director for the £7...

New operator ready to deliver on promises as long-awaited investment reaches Wales and Borders

Storm Callum brought parts of the Welsh rail network to a halt last month, washing sections of track away and forcing damaged trains out...

Siemens officially signs £1.5bn Tube train contract

Siemens Mobility has finally signed a £1.5 billion contract with London Underground for new Piccadilly line trains. Confirmation comes after Transport for London (TfL) announced...

Talgo to build train factory in Fife

Talgo intends to build a train factory in Fife, Scotland, should it secure a major order. The Spanish manufacturer is one of five shortlisted bidders...

Community rail celebrated at movement’s annual showcase

The Severnside Community Rail Partnership (SCRP) scooped the top award at the Association of Community Rail Partnerships' (ACoRP) biggest night of the year. Around 480 community...

£350m loan agreed for Crossrail cost overrun

The Department for Transport (DfT) has signed off a £350 million loan to help cover the rising cost of Crossrail. A statement from Rail Minister...

Derby injects new life into old trains

It’s 1:30pm at Etches Park train depot in Derby and the canteen is filling up. Technicians down tools and join the excited chatter of...

Derby resignalling – 79 days later

You can achieve a lot in 79 days. Last year, British cyclist Mark Beaumont, inspired by the Jules Verne novel, cycled around the world...

Training an Orange Army of life savers

Fabrice Muamba was one of the lucky ones. On 17 March, 2012, the former footballer collapsed on the field during a match. A cardiac...