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World’s first solar and hydrogen powered cabins trialled by HS2

HS2 has trialled solar and hydrogen-powered welfare cabins across its work locations run by enabling and main works civils joint ventures CSjv...

Second cohort of start-ups chosen for TfWLab programme

Chosen from 100 entries from across the UK, the 11 companies who will take part in the second cohort of the...

GWR receives first tri-mode train 

Great Western Railway (GWR) has received the first train in the UK able to run on overhead and third-rail electric lines,...

Thalys renews passenger Wi-Fi contract with Icomera

Thalys, the high-speed rail operator that operates international services between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, has renewed its contract with...

Drones search out Skylarks on HS2’s route

The HS2 route passes through some lovely countryside. That’s been one are of complaint from naturalists and...

New British-made face coverings kill bacteria

At a time when the British public is being asked to wear a face covering when on...

Alstom and Eversholt Rail to invest a further £1 million in hydrogen-powered trains

Hydrogen power on Britain’s railways has become one step closer as Eversholt Rail and Alstom have announced a further £1 million investment...

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive sign agreement to develop battery trains

Train manufacturer Hitachi Rail and battery specialist Hyperdrive Innovation have got together to sign an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to...

DfT funding for HydroFLEX hydrogen-powered train design

A grant from the Department for Transport will bring the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train (HydroFLEX closer to commercial operation.

UK business leaders call for clear hydrogen strategy

Hydrogen Strategy Now is a campaign group of leading businesses that are looking to build a green recovery. The...

Vivarail secures finance to support growth for the future

Vivarail, the Stratford-Upon-Avon-based designer and manufacturer of modular trains, has secured a £1.5 million loan from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF)...

Simulators help train new signallers in the West Midlands

To train the railway signallers of the future, Network Rail has opened new training facilities at its Walsall training centre and Birmingham’s...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...

Fugro to conduct RILA survey of Network Rail’s Western route

Network Rail has contracted Fugro to conduct a RILA survey of a major part the rail network on the Western route in...

Sunbelt Rentals Rail invests £400K on solar lighting

Sunbelt Rentals Rail - the new name for A-Plant in the rail industry - has added £400,000 of new solar lighting towers...

Samaritans launches Self-Help app

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about your feelings. Even knowing exactly how you're feeling can be hard.

Stuart Browne appointed as Hoppecke’s new general manager in the UK

Stuart Browne has been announced as the new general manager of Hoppecke Industrial Batteries’ UK operation. He joined Hoppecke...

Eave FocusLite detects and reports noise levels as well as preventing hearing damage

Good hearing protection needs to prevent hearing damage when working in noisy environments but should still allow workers to hear instructions and...