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Knorr-Bremse equips more ICE high-speed trains for Siemens Mobility

Once again, Knorr-Bremse is supplying systems for ICE trains. Following Deutsche Bahn’s decision to exercise an option to order another 43 ICE 3neo (Velaro MS) trainsets from Siemens Mobility, Knorr-Bremse will supply braking and entrance systems for the vehicles between 2024 and 2027. Knorr-Bremse started fitting braking technologies and...

HyperloopTT takes crucial step to reality with world-leading digital signalling and traffic management system, co-developed with Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail and HyperloopTT have achieved an important milestone towards the commercial running of the innovative system – that will be able to run at speeds of up to 1,200km/h – with the completion of proof of concept for a cloud-based ERTMS signalling system for HyperloopTT’s capsules. Working from Hitachi...

Landmark plan sets out the transport investment needed in the South East

Transport for the South East (TfSE) has launched a 12-week public consultation on a £45 billion plan that sets out the steps to decarbonise the transport system across the region, level-up left-behind communities and facilitate sustainable economic growth in the South East.  Over the last five years TfSE has worked...

HS2 welcomes planning permission approval for major Birmingham viaducts

HS2 Ltd has been granted planning permission by Birmingham City Council for two viaducts which will take the new high speed railway into Curzon Street Station in the city centre. Curzon Viaduct No.3 and Lawley Middleway Viaduct are part of the Curzon Street Station Approach area, which is made up...

Atkins appointed as lead consultant for new Danish high-speed railway

Atkins Danmark – a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group – has been appointed by The Danish Road Directorate as lead consultant for the Vestfyn Line, a new $430 m high-speed railway on the island of Funen. The 35 km, 250 km/h double-track line between Odense and Middelfart will reduce travel...

Anglia rail upgrades to take place at the end of July

Vital rail upgrades are to be carried out at the end of July to extend platforms for new trains and provide power for the Elizabeth Line ahead of the next stage of opening when services from Shenfield will be connected to Paddington station via the City of London and...

The Transpennine Route Upgrade Uses Asite to Support £2.9 billion Programme of Railway Improvements

The Asite Platform has digitalized project processes and connected data across the multi-billion-pound program. Asite, the world’s leading data platform for the built environment, is proud to announce its partnership in the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) program. This system of railway improvements will bring better connections in the North between...

New hi-tech weather stations closely monitoring heatwave on the railway

A network of new hi-tech weather stations are in action for this first time during hot weather to reduce rail delays on the West Coast main line, and rail routes in the West Midlands and North West. Last year a system of 60 solar-powered weather stations were installed* to monitor...

Start of testing marks major milestone for Avanti West Coast’s new fleet

The first of Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains has entered static testing at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory in the North East of England. In a major milestone for the £350m project, carriages from a Class 805 bi-mode train are being coupled together to mark the start of...

National Rail Contract awarded to Great Western Railway

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today awarded a National Rail Contract (NRC) to Great Western Railway (GWR) to continue operating the Great Western network. The new contract will run until at least 21 June 2025, with the potential for a further three years at the Secretary of State’s discretion. In...

IRSE Advises government on improving signage at private level crossings

For the second time this year the IRSE has been approached to give top-level evidence in a public consultation process. In March, the Institution responded to The Great British Railways (GBR) transition team with its views on the future shape of UK railways, and this latest request came from the...