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Shapps appoints three non-executive directors to the HS2 board

As HS2 enters its construction phase and increases its activity and scale along the route and across the business, Transport Secretary Grant...

Total Rail Solutions gets a new home

Total Rail Solutions, the rail specialist plant hire company, has completed its move from Basingstoke to Greenham Business Park, Thatcham, near Newbury.

Professor Felix Schmid steps down

Felix Schmid has retired from his post as Professor of Railway Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham after 15 years.

Michael Peter is now Siemens Mobility’s sole CEO

Michael Peter will become Siemens Mobility’s sole CEO as Sabrina Soussan, who has been his co-CEO until now, is leaving the company...

Network Rail supports First of a Kind innovators

A total of 11 out of the 25 winning entrants of the government’s £9.4 million First of a Kind (FOAK) 2020 competition...

Chancellor ignores rail as he seeks to boost jobs and economic recovery

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has set out his ‘Plan for Jobs’, to spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak....

Keswick-Threlkeld Railway Path reinstatement

The section of railway between Keswick and Threlkeld in the Lake District was closed in 1972 and subsequently became a well-used footpath....

New hybrid locomotives arrive on the Snowdon Mountain Railway

The Snowdon Mountain Railway, which has been carrying visitors up the five-mile line from Llanberis to the top of the highest mountain...

Three huge cranes remove flyover at Bletchley

Network Rail is using three of the largest cranes in the UK to lift out sections of ‘Bletchley flyover,’ which was built...

Major work planned for bridge at Rainford, St Helens

Network Rail is planning a major refurbishment of a bridge over the Rainford Bypass (A570) near St Helens. Work to refurbish the...

Changing Times

When China imposed a lockdown on the 11 million residents of Wuhan in January, few imagined that a London lockdown would follow...

Hitachi Rail and Hyperdrive sign agreement to develop battery trains

Train manufacturer Hitachi Rail and battery specialist Hyperdrive Innovation have got together to sign an exclusive agreement to develop battery packs to...

1,200 sleepers to be replaced on Tay Bridge

More than 1,200 sleepers are being replaced on the Tay Bridge, the longest railway structure in Scotland. One in...

Barmouth viaduct to receive biggest restoration in its history

Network Rail is about to commence a £25 million upgrade of Barmouth viaduct to protect it for local people and visitors in...

HS2 opens procurement competition for signalling and slab track

With the Prime Minister having announced the decision to go ahead with HS2, the first rail systems procurement competitions have commenced -...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world's largest train manufacturer, China Railway...