Home Industry News

Industry News

Past lives: Chris White (1942-2020)

Chris White was the epitome of the dedicated railwayman. Born in 1942, his parents ran a market gardening business in the Devon...

RIA’s Update 111 now available

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has published it latest quarterly magazine - Update 111. Normally only available to RIA...

DRS Class 88 electric loco runs up the East Coast main line for the first time.

One of Direct Rail Services’ all-electric Class 88 freight locomotives has run up the East Coast main line for the first time.

ETCS trial goes ahead despite Covid-19

A team of railway engineers has successfully completed a suite of European Train Control System (ETCS) tests on an eight car GWR...

South East London lines to close for 9 days over the summer

Network Rail is giving passengers advance warning that the railway through Hither Green, in South East London, will be closed for nine...

Sunbelt Rentals Rail invests £400K on solar lighting

Sunbelt Rentals Rail - the new name for A-Plant in the rail industry - has added £400,000 of new solar lighting towers...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever...

HAKI and Enigma forge new distribution partnership

HAKI, the manufacturer and supplier of modular scaffolding & tailored access solutions for temporary works, has entered an exclusive agreement with Enigma...

Dawlish sea wall contributes £3 million to South Devon economy

Work to rebuild and improve the sea wall at Dawlish has resulted in £3 million being spent locally in south Devon between...

HS2 seeks tenders for signalling and traffic management systems

HS2 has begun its procurement process to determine which specialist contractor will deliver the state-of-the-art signalling and control systems that will allow...

Government pledges £1.6 billion to support Transport for London

The government has pledged financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to help its finances during the coronavirus crisis. A total of...

Railway Industry Association details its coronavirus concerns to government

Parliament’s Transport Committee is conducting an inquiry into ‘Coronavirus: implications for transport’. It is asking transport workers, stakeholders and members of the...

TfL sets out plans for safe travel in London

When the Prime Minister stated that those people who can’t successfully work from home – workers in the construction and manufacturing industries...

Repairs to Cumbrian Coast line near completion

Network Rail has announced that repairs will soon be complete on a section of the Cumbrian Coast line left badly damaged by...

Government urges workers to avoid public transport

In a television address to the country on 10 May 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that, now that “the death rate...

Network Rail to supply references to suppliers seeking overseas contracts

UK suppliers looking to win overseas contracts or export opportunities will, from 1 May, be able to obtain a reference from Network...