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First-ever second generation EMU painted in original British Rail colours

The country's first-ever second generation electric multiple unit (EMU) has been painted in its original blue and grey British Rail livery. Train 313201, which operates...

TransPennine Express to open £7m train depot in Scarborough

Operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has announced a new £7 million train depot will open next summer in Scarborough. The facility will create 15 jobs and provide...

Tender launched for South Eastern franchise

The competition to find the next train operating company (TOC) to run the South Eastern franchise has been launched by the Department for Transport...

Timeline confirmed for new Tyne and Wear Metro rolling stock

Nexus has confirmed the timeline for the new £337 million Tyne and Wear Metro rolling stock. The announcement from the public body, which owns and manages...

Autumn Budget 2017: what does it mean for the rail industry?

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has presented the Autumn Budget 2017, setting out his strategy for the UK's future economy. Infrastructure - and railways...

Five of ScotRail’s Class 320s to receive £8m upgrade

Transport Scotland has announced an £8 million contract to refurbish five Class 320 trains with Wabtec and train owners Evershot Rail. Funded by the Scottish Government,...

Watch crews overhaul the interior of a TPE Class 185

Siemens workers have completed the first five refurbishments of TransPennine Express' (TPE) fleet of 51 three-carriage Class 185 trains. Each train is having new seating,...

On board a Greater Anglia Aventra

Greater Anglia's new Aventra is a train built with capacity in mind. Bombardier is manufacturing four variations of the electric multiple unit (EMU) platform...

Great turnout for RVE Expo

More visitors than ever attended this year’s RVE (Rail Vehicles and Enhancements) exhibition which was held recently in Derby. An annual one-day exhibition for the...

TXM Projects completes enhancement work on ScotRail’s Class 334 fleet

A team of eight from TXM Projects has completed enhancement work on ScotRail's fleet of 334s. This work covered the removal of seats to fit...

Czech tests for sleepers

The first rake of the 75 new carriages for the Caledonian Sleeper service are now under test at the Velim Test Centre in the...

UK transport secretary ‘absolutely certain’ Class 707s have a future

The UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, says he is 'absolutely certain' that the South West route's Class 707 Desiro City trains...

Edinburgh-Glasgow electrification to go live

Overhead power cables on the line between Edinburgh and Glasgow, via Falkirk High, will go live for testing this weekend. From September 2, the line...

Greater Anglia releases new images of Stadler trains

Images of what some of Greater Anglia's (GA) new fleet of trains could look like have been revealed. The operator has released a number of...

Eurostar Class 373 power cars saved from the scrap heap

Two Class 373 power cars that were on there way to be scrapped are to be given a new lease of life with the...

Waiting almost over at Widnes

Construction of Alstom’s new technology centre in the industrial town of Widnes, Cheshire, is nearing completion. The company has released a new set of images...

Greater Anglia reveals mock-up of new Stadler Flirt

Greater Anglia has unveiled a mock-up of one of its new Stadler Flirt trains at its Norwich depot. In total the train operating company (TOC) is...

Vivarail’s D-Trains ready for sale

Vivarail has announced that its first two D-Trains have come off the production line and are ready for sale. The firm has scaled up its production...