Funding approved to finish Crossrail

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL), the Department for Transport (DfT) and HM Treasury have confirmed an agreed

Upgrades and improvements to Gospel Oak Barking line completed

Track upgrades and bridge strengthening work has been completed on London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line.

Rail industry reacts to claims that Christmas works will...

Recent newspaper reports in the ‘popular’ press, predicting ‘travel chaos over Christmas’, have prompted a response from the Railway Industry Association (RIA),...

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Go-Ahead contracts TMHI to maintain its new trains in Bavaria

Go-Ahead Bavaria, which has been commissioned by the BEG and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport to operate regional train transport from December 2021 to December 2034 in southern Bavaria and in neighbouring Baden-Württemberg, has reached an agreement with rail solutions company TMH International (TMHI) for the maintenance...

Historic well uncovered during West Midlands Metro construction

An old and forgotten fountain, 8.5 metres deep, has been uncovered during excavation works in Flood Street car park, Dudley, during preparatory works prior to the extension of the West Midlands Metro across Wednesbury and Brierley Hill. This is not the first time that...

Hydrogen-powered train now approved and tested in Austria

The world's first hydrogen fuel cell train, Alstom's Coradia iLint, has just completed three months of successful test operation on ÖBB’s (Austrian Federal Railways) regional lines. In addition, the train has received official approval from the highest railway authority in the country, the Austrian Federal Ministry for...

Alstom to take over Bombardier on 29 January 2021

The takeover of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom has come a step closer after both companies have confirmed that all necessary regulatory approvals required to complete the sale have been received. In September, Alstom announced that it signed the sale and purchase agreement with Bombardier...

Fatal accident at Network Rail’s Eastleigh facility

A Network Rail worker has died in an accident at the Eastleigh Long Welded Rail Depot near Southampton on the afternoon of Monday 30 November. Initial reports indicate that the worker was carrying out plant maintenance and died as a result of crushing injuries.

Funding approved to finish Crossrail

The Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL), the Department for Transport (DfT) and HM Treasury have confirmed an agreed Funding and financing for the final phase of the Crossrail project has been agreed by the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL), the...

Upgrades and improvements to Gospel Oak Barking line completed

Track upgrades and bridge strengthening work has been completed on London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking line. Two miles of track has been replaced since the work began at the end of August and engineers have been working hard...

Rail industry reacts to claims that Christmas works will cause chaos

Recent newspaper reports in the ‘popular’ press, predicting ‘travel chaos over Christmas’, have prompted a response from the Railway Industry Association (RIA), the trade body for UK rail suppliers RIA has hit back at recent reports that essential upgrades to the railways over Christmas...

Footbridge repaired and refurbished at Elmers End

Elmers End station footbridge, which links Platforms 2 and 3, has been refurbished at a cost of £600,000. Extensive steel work repairs have been carried out on the structure, while timber panels and supporting beans and brick work have been repaired and replaced.. The...

Greater Anglia puts new trains into passenger service

Greater Anglia ran its new Bombardier Class 720 trains in passenger service for the first time on Thursday 26 November 2020. Two of the new five-car trains were used coupled together to form ten carriages for the 16:10 service to London Liverpool Street, from...

BAM and Polypipe sign solus supply deal

Railway infrastructure contractor BAM Nuttall has signed a solus agreement with Polypipe for the supply of drainage products to its infrastructure and building projects in the UK. The agreement, which also includes BAM Construct UK, is with Polypipe Group’s Polypipe Civils & Green Urbanisation...

Italy orders hydrogen trains from Alstom

FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, has ordered six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with the option for eight more, from Alstom in a deal worth approximately €160 million. The first train delivery is expected within 36 months...