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Transforming the Wales and Borders franchise

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...

Greater Anglia Class 317 carriages undergo £1 million refurbishment

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...

Porterbrook continues recruitment drive with new engineering director

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...

Arriva Trains Wales announces fleet accessibility overhaul

Arriva Trains Wales, working with the Welsh Government and Transport for Wales, is to upgrade its Class 158 and 150 fleets to make them...

Groundbreaking ceremony for Stadler’s £20m depot in Kirkdale

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...

Network Rail to build £46m train depot in Wigan

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...

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...

TransPennine Express’ first Mk5a coach begins testing in Velim

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...

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...

Wabtec Faiveley UK awarded Glasgow Subway bogie and wheel repair contract

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...

New Northern fleet on test

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...

Elizabeth line train drives through new tunnels for the first time

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...

Two original Midland Metro trams saved from the scrap heap

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...

Greater Anglia Aventras take shape

Greater Anglia has released images of its new Aventra fleet coming together at Bombardier's factory in Derby. Full assembly of 111 brand new trains is...

Arriva Trains Wales completes £500,000 makeover of Class 142 and 143 fleet

Arriva Trains Wales has completed a £500,000 refurbishment of its fleet of Class 142 and 143 Pacer DMUs. The 30 two-carriage trains, which operate on the...

Why trainspotters could soon be jotting down longer vehicle numbers

Since the time of the first railways, rail vehicles have all carried numbers as a form of identification. The system has evolved over the years...

Why leasing back old trains to buy new isn’t such a strange idea

Reports emerged last week that Transport for London (TfL) plans to sell some of its fleet and lease them back to help raise £875...

SWR to receive final Class 707 trains in January

South Western Railway (SWR) is set to receive the last of its new Class 707 EMUs from Siemens. The final sets will be delivered to...