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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 have now begun for the £100 million fleet ahead of the overnight service beginning to...
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 2007 and previously formed part of a seven-car AGV train that was used to validate the...
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 its intention to award the deal to Siemens in June. Other bids were received by...
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 programme of testing the train on the East Anglia network will now commence over the...
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 for HS2's £2.75 billion contract to build at least 54 trains. It also has plans to...
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 colleagues standing side by side managers and a number of executive site visitors, who are...
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 to the fact that they will ultimately link Scotland’s seven cities - the revamped HSTs...
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 in partnership with Eversholt Rail and Bombardier Transportation. Each of the 112 trains required three weeks...
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 principal. His successor will be Kevin Tribley, the current chief operating officer, who has been at the...
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 the UK's top universities - as well as an entry from FH Aachen and Reuschling...
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 new Stadler trains and will spend six months travelling to the manufacturer's bases and its suppliers...
New trains, investment in infrastructure and hundreds of additional staff have been promised in the new 15-year Wales and Borders franchise. KeolisAmey, the same partnership which runs Manchester Metrolink and Docklands Light Railway, will take over the franchise later this...
Greater Anglia has announced the completion of a £1 million programme to refurbish the interiors of 72 Class 317 carriages. Working out of the Clacton-on-Sea depot, the operator's maintenance team fitted new standard seat covers and vinyl flooring, new First Class seat...
Porterbrook has continued its recent recruitment drive with the appointment of a new director for engineering services. In the last eight months, the Derby-based rolling stock operating company has appointed a new CEO, chief commercial officer, general counsel, head of...
Arriva Trains Wales, working with the Welsh Government and Transport for Wales, is to upgrade its Class 158 and 150 fleets to make them more accessible and better for the environment. Both fleets will be fitted with toilet retention tanks. The...
Work has begun on Stadler's new £20 million depot in Kirkdale, Merseyside. Representatives from contractor BAM Nuttall were joined by those from the Swiss train maker and Liverpool City Region's metro mayor Steve Rotheram. Stadler signed a £460 million deal with...
Network Rail has unveiled plans to adapt an existing freight yard to stable and maintain 24 electric and eight diesel trains in Wigan. The £46 million project will see a brand new train maintenance facility built for Northern at the Springs Branch...
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 on order from Stadler and will be maintained and housed at the depot in Norwich...
TransPennine Express’ (TPE) first Mk5a coach is on course to enter service towards the end of 2018 after the start of testing at the Velim Test Centre in the Czech Republic. Dubbed the 'Nova 3' by TPE, the train will now undergo...
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 refresh, new seats with leather edging in standard class, new floor covering throughout, exterior and...
The operator of Glasgow Subway, SPT Partnership, has awarded Wabtec Faiveley UK - Rail Scotland a contract worth more than £700,000 to provide bogie and wheel repair services. Kilmarnock-based Wabtec Faiveley UK - Rail Scotland has previous experience of repairing SPT...
CAF is transporting its first Northern Class 195 to the Czech Republic for testing. Northern has released a video showing its first completed Class 195 DMU moving under its own power at CAF’s factory in northern Spain. Northern has placed a...
An Elizabeth line train has been driven through the new tunnels underneath London for the first time. The start of testing marks a major milestone for the megaproject and comes as construction reaches its final stages. The first Bombardier Aventra to...
Midland Metro has been unable to find a buyer for its original fleet of trams after putting them up for sale. Thirteen of the Ansaldo 69 trams will now be sold for £12,000 for scrap in a move that has...

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