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HS2 train bidders show their cards

Bidders for the HS2 train contract have revealed computer-generated images of their proposed designs. Alstom, CAF, the Hitachi-Bombardier JV,...

Warming up for Railtex

Whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, if you’re in the middle of planning your strategy for the UK’s premier rail exhibition,...

TfL completes sale and leaseback of Elizabeth line trains

345 Rail Leasing Consortium is the new owner of the Elizabeth line's Class 345 trains after completing a purchase and leaseback with...

‘A Rolls-Royce as opposed to a Mini Metro’ – retired driver describes Great Northern’s Class 717 trains

A retired train driver has described the introduction of Great Northern's new Class 717 trains as Rolls-Royces replacing Mini Metro cars.

Takeoff for new London-Edinburgh service with £100m train order

FirstGroup has completed a £100 million deal with Hitachi, financed by Beacon Rail, for five five-car Class 802 trains to run on...

Azumas to enter service from May

LNER has announced that the first from its new fleet of Azuma trains will enter service on May 15.

Springburn rail depot to close

Gemini Rail Services has announced that its Springburn rail depot in Glasgow is to close despite efforts to save it.

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...

Now arriving at the National College for High Speed Rail…

A prototype AGV 'Pegase' carriage has joined a pair of former Eurostar powercars at the National College for High Speed Rail. The carriage was built in...

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...

First Flirt arrives in East Anglia

Stadler has delivered the first bi-mode Flirt to Greater Anglia. The four-carriage train arrived into Norwich on November 15 after being pulled by a locomotive. A...

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...

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...

Aberdeen reveal for Scotland’s HSTs

ScotRail’s first upgraded HST has been launched by managing director Alex Hynes with an inaugural journey between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Named Inter7City - a reference...

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...

Angel Trains CEO to step down

Malcolm Brown, CEO of Angel Trains, is to leave the train leasing company after 10 years to join investment management firm AMP Capital as senior...

Ricardo Rail the victors at IMechE’s Railway Challenge

Newcomers Ricardo Rail took first place at the IMechE's 2018 Railway Challenge despite winning only two of the individual challenges. The winners beat competitors from...

Greater Anglia engineers begin ‘intense’ maintenance training for new trains

Groups of Greater Anglia systems technicians are being flown to Switzerland for an intense programme of maintenance training. The engineers will look after the operator's...