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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...

What steps are being taken to reduce the risk posed by working at height?

Working at height is a common scenario on worksites. It can include anything from using a ladder to working on a flat roof.  Anywhere...

First stage of repairs completed at Nottingham station following major blaze

Engineers have completed the first stage of repairs at Nottingham railway station following a huge blaze in January this year. The fire caused significant damage...

Estimated £1.6m savings by centralising storage of High Output machines’ spares

Network Rail estimates it will save up to £1.6 million by centralising the storage of its High Output machines' spare parts. Spares for such machines as...

Edinburgh launches competition to create tram driver monitoring system

An open challenge has been launched to find and fund a solution to detect when a tram driver might be about to lose consciousness. Spearheaded...

Call for comments ahead of 5G trial on TransPennine route

Companies interested in taking part in an innovative project to trial 5G on the TransPennine route have been asked to come forward with their comments. The...

Southeastern Class 375s undergo revamp

A £30 million revamp of Southeastern's Class 375s has been completed after thee years. The project saw a third of the train operator's fleet upgraded...

Calls to scrap “outdated” legislation that prevents youngsters from volunteering on heritage railways

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heritage Rail (APPGHR) wants the law changing to legally allow under 16s to volunteer on heritage railways. APPGHR describes the Employment...

DfT commits £300m to improving railway station accessibility

The Department for Transport (DfT) has committed up to £300 million for its Access for All programme to create obstacle free, accessible routes from...

Worcestershire Parkway station takes shape

Worcestershire County Council has released images showing the progress on Worcestershire Parkway station. The station's steel frame, which will include a ticket office, toilets and...