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Infrarail 2018: CP6, rail investment and Brexit

T‌he economic value of Britain’s railways was a recurring theme at Infrarail 2018. Darren Caplan, chief executive of the Railway Industry Association (RIA), opened this...

Gender pay gap: How does the rail industry compare?

Data is a wonderful thing. It fuels modern business, but how do you take it from its rawest state and turn it into something...

First ever electric train pulls into Blackpool

An electric train has travelled to and from Blackpool for the first time as part of the Great North Railway project. Operated by Virgin Trains...

Rail Safety Solutions acquires Carillion Welding

Infrastructure specialists Rail Safety Solutions (RSS) has announced the acquisition of Carillion Welding. The move sees 63 jobs secured and all pre-existing framework contracts transferred...

RDG unveils plans for shake-up of train fares

Train tickets could be dramatically changed under plans for "root and branch" reforms unveiled by the trade body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). Today's range...

First train calls at new Kenilworth station

Passenger rail services have returned to Kenilworth in Warwickshire for the first time in more than 50 years. People were lining the single platform at...

Alstom director joins the University of Birmingham

Alex Burrows, Alstom's former marketing and strategy director, has joined the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham as...

SB Rail awarded £130m contract by Network Rail for on-track machines

SB Rail has been awarded a contract worth more than £130 million by Network Rail for the supply, operation and maintenance of a fleet of...

Work begins at Greater Anglia’s Crown Point depot in preparation for longer trains

Contractor Taylor Woodrow has started work at Greater Anglia's (GA) Crown Point depot in preparation for longer trains. A fleet of 58 Flirt trains are currently...

Bam Nuttall awarded £10m Highland mainline contract

Network Rail has awarded Bam Nuttall a £10 million contract for upgrade works on the Highland mainline. The contract involves extending platforms 1 and 2...

Reopening date for Preston-Blackpool North route set after major upgrade

Network Rail has announced that the railway between Preston and Blackpool North is set to reopen on April 16 following 22 weeks of work. The...

Network Rail invites proposals to change standards

Network Rail is hoping to see greater innovation, cost efficiency and third-party funding in the rail network by asking contractors, suppliers and stakeholders to...

Network Rail awards Balfour Beatty £115m tamper contract

Balfour Beatty has secured a £115 million contract from Network Rail for the supply, operation and maintenance of a fleet of 13 tampers. The seven-year deal...

How TfL drivers are preparing for the introduction of automatic train operation

Open the doors, check the platform, close the doors and launch the train. This is the procedure for driving London Underground’s semi-automated S Stock...

Network Rail’s plan for CP6

Mark Carne says he’s going to miss heading up Britain’s rail infrastructure manager. In February, he presented a £47 billion plan for CP6 which...

England’s first sub-national transport body holds inaugural meeting

Rail minister Jo Johnson has called on the North to speak with one "strong, unified voice" after attending Transport for the North's (TfN) first...

Pre-recorded warnings could advise train drivers of problems ahead

RSSB has published new advice which gives signallers the option of alerting train drivers who are approaching poor rail conditions through an automated message, allowing...

Grand Central to refurbish 10 Adelante trains

Operator Grand Central has unveiled the first of ten revamped Adelante trains as part of a £9 million refurbishment programme. The scheme includes a full interior...