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HS2 tunnel segment factory building complete

Structural work on the temporary pre-cast factory that will produce tunnel wall segments for HS2’s 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnels, has been completed at...

ÖBB and Voestalpine create a joint venture to produce TransANT wagons

ÖBB-Technische Services, a subsidiary of the Austrian State Railways’ Rail Cargo Group and Voestalpine Stahl have signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train maintenance...

HS2’s Interchange station obtains planning approval

Plans for HS2’s Interchange station have been approved by Solihull Council, with the planner’s report saying the design creates “an exciting contextual...

First aggregate deliveries arrive at HS2 Washwood Heath

HS2’s Washwood Heath site in Birmingham has received its first rail freight delivery of aggregate, signalling the start of HS2’s major programme...

Scottish SMEs to benefit from new international rail cluster

A series of projects designed to find more environmentally friendly train and track solutions, as well as bringing jobs and inward investment...

GWR receives first tri-mode train 

Great Western Railway (GWR) has received the first train in the UK able to run on overhead and third-rail electric lines, as...

Thalys renews passenger Wi-Fi contract with Icomera

Thalys, the high-speed rail operator that operates international services between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, has renewed its contract with Icomera...

NCB/Certifer partnership awarded Notified Body contract for Rail Baltica

Network Certification Body (NCB) and Certifer are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract by the Joint Venture of...

Network Rail launches two task forces improve earthworks management

To help it better manage its massive earthworks (cuttings and embankments) portfolio and its understanding and response to severe weather events. Network...

Crossrail goes back again – to Spring 2022

The Crossrail Board has met to consider the latest update from the leadership team concerning progress to complete the Elizabeth line. This...

HS2 unveils design for Amersham vent shaft headhouse

When it is built, HS2’s 10 mile-long Chiltern tunnel will have five structures to provide ventilation and emergency access.

RIA teams up with Reshoring UK to promote British rail industry

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has joined Reshoring UK, a collaboration of industrial engineering associations focused on connecting manufacturers with trusted, accredited...

Mace to provide project management for Brent Cross West station

The Brent Cross West Station development in North London is to be project managed by Mace. Part of ambitious...

Mechan develops new product to help Siemens Mobility

Mechan, the Sheffield-based manufacturer of lifting equipment, is now offering bogie lifters to the rail market after designing and producing a set...

New modular connectors cut assembly and maintenance costs

The new CombiTac direqt family of modular connectors from Stäubli are designed to cut assembly and maintenance costs to the minimum. They...