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Avanti completes Voyager fleet overhaul

Avanti West Coast has completed its overhaul of the Voyager fleet, following a six-month programme. The £8.3 million overhaul, which was carried out at Bombardier’s...

Industry-first authorisation for Midland main line upgrade

Network Rail has been implementing various schemes to upgrade the Midland main line (MML).  These include extending overhead electrification from Bedford to Corby, improving...

KeTech update – Connected Driver Advisory System

In December 2019 (issue 180), Rail Engineer reported on a visit to KeTech Systems in Preston to hear about its innovative, truly connected real-time...

Final Class 195 train delivered to Northern

The final Class 195 Civity train has been delivered to Northern Trains by manufacturer CAF, completing the order, awarded in 2016, for 25 two-car...

DB Cargo tests alternative to diesel fuel

As part of its programme to look for new and innovative ways to power its fleet and decarbonise its operations, DB Cargo UK has...

QTS reveals the Mega Chipper V2

Not satisfied with having the world’s first rubber-tracked and rail-mounted chipper in its railway plant fleet, national rail contractor QTS Group has unveiled its...

Northern firm delivers work for HS2

As many people call HS2 a ‘southern project’, benefitting Birmingham and London in its first phase, it is interesting to note that a firm...

Network Rail enhancement budget cut by £1bn

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has confirmed, in a written answer to a question from Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon, that Network...

Gresham Worldwide acquires Relec Electronics

Premium power electronics and display technology specialist Relec Electronics has been acquired by Gresham Worldwide, bolstering the group’s presence in the UK and Europe...

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...

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...

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to endorse their...

Anderton Concrete experiences increasing demand for offsite manufacturing

The use of offsite manufacturing is a growing trend in railway infrastructure engineering, as it leads to improved quality and reduced time on site. As...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art lifts and...

LB Foster and Osborne win two Beacon Awards

Two sites at Debden and Ickenham stations, where L.B. Foster (Tew Plus) is working with principal contractor Geoffrey Osborne to deliver step-free accessibility on...

West Coast Partnership signs research deal with Leeds Uni

The University of Leeds has announced a research tie-in - worth more than £1 million - with The West Coast Partnership, the franchise that runs...