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Greater Anglia invests in keeping its new trains clean

Greater Anglia, which is commissioning three new fleets of trains (Classes 720, 745 and 755) has taken steps to keep them in tip-top condition...

Sunak’s Spending Review and its impact on rail

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his 2020 Spending Review, stating that his immediate priority was to protect people’s lives and livelihoods as the country...

Planning applications for stations at East Linton and Reston

Network Rail has applied for permission to build two more new stations in Scotland. A new station at East Linton, in East Lothian on the...

GWR’s bi-mode trains to become tri-modes

The 36 Class 802 trains operated on the Great Western main line by GWR may soon be running on battery power, after an exclusive...

New technology brings benefits to Greater Anglia passengers

Greater Anglia is upgrading the technology at its stations, benefiting customers through better Wi-Fi, train information and security. To do this, the train operator has...

Longer trains double space for passengers on Great Northern Fen Line trains

Great Northern has introduced eight-car trains on the Fen Line, between Cambridge and King’s Lynn. To accommodate the longer trains, Network Rail, in a programme...

Embankment repairs near Whitby will keep trains running

Network Rail and contractor AmcoGiffen are repairing a railway embankment near the seaside town of Whitby to protect the railway from landslips. The embankment, which...

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...

Environmental clean-up started at Llangennech

Work has commenced to remove and replace 12,000 cubic metres of diesel-contaminated soil around the site of the Llangennech freight train fire that took...

Major investment in rail freight at Port of Grangemouth

A multimillion-pound investment has been announced in the rail freight offering at the Port of Grangemouth, intended to cement its position as the key...

Proposals for the Green Main Line to Devon and Cornwall

Pressure on the government to consider reopening the ‘Northern Route’ to Plymouth via Okehampton and Tavistock is mounting. Tavistock Okehampton Reopening Scheme (TORS) is promoting...

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...

Crossrail access problems solved using innovative safety posts

Crossrail, despite its well-publicised problems, is still a major feat of engineering. Driving over 42 kilometres of new tunnels under London, through a space...

Major upgrade to North Yorkshire rail route complete

A major £9.8 million upgrade to the rail route between Knaresborough and Poppleton has now been completed. The upgrade, which has been carried out by...

Railway Industry Association wins major Public Affairs award

The railway industry’s trade association RIA (Railway Industry Association) has won a prestigious Public Affairs Award for In-House Team of Year. RIA, the voice of...

HS2 takes delivery of its first giant tunnelling machines

The first two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used in the construction of HS2 have arrived in the UK. Built by Herrenknecht, a...