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Jacobs and AECOM to work on Transport Scotland’s Strategic Transport Projects Review

Transport Scotland, the national transport agency for Scotland, has announced that Jacobs and AECOM have been contracted to lead its second Strategic Transport Projects...

Stations get on track with LED lighting

A quiet but highly visible revolution is taking place in railway lighting. LED lights are slowly but surely displacing fluorescent and other antiquated technologies...

New Siemens Vectron freight locos for PKP Cargo

Poland’s largest freight operator, PKP Cargo, has exercised an option to purchase an additional five multisystem Vectron locomotives from Siemens Mobility – an order...

East West Rail publishes alternative routes for Bedford to Cambridge

The East West Railway Company has just released details of five alternative routes for a new railway between Bedford and Cambridge as part of...

Alstom/Siemens merger – new proposals

Siemens and Alstom, two major suppliers to the world’s railways, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 26 September 2017 to combine Siemens’ mobility business...

New automatic braking system for London Trams

London is set to become the first in the UK to have an automatic braking system that will automatically apply the brakes, and bring...

David Waboso to retire from Digital Railway in March

David Waboso CBE, managing director of Network Rail’s Digital Railway programme, has announced that he will retire in March, the same month in which...

Porterbrook Flex trains for Rail Operations Group’s new parcels service

Specialist train operator the Rail Operations Group (ROG) has announced it is acquiring two of Porterbrook’s innovative Flex trains for light logistics traffic. Capable...

Alstom and Eversholt announce hydrogen train for the UK

The design of a hydrogen-powered train for the UK market has been unveiled by manufacturer Alstom and rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail. The new...

Kate Marjoribanks is new engineering director of Arriva Rail London

Kate Marjoribanks has been appointed as the new engineering director of Arriva Rail London (ARL), which operates the London Overground on behalf of Transport...

Lessons from the past – the collision at London Waterloo on 15 August 2017

A nasty little collision between a passenger train and a Network Rail barrier train, that was protecting workers at Waterloo station, was the subject...

Abandoned Ayr hotel causes partial station closure

At the end of August, ScotRail announced that trains between Ayr and Glasgow would be short-formed and that, to ensure sufficient capacity on the...

InnoTrans 2018 – the largest one ever

Quick link to exhibitors: A-D, E-H, I-N, P-R, S-Z Every two years, the railway industry gathers in Berlin for the InnoTrans exhibition. Held between 18...

Barhale wins £1.5M contract for new third entrance at Birmingham Snow Hill station

Barhale has been awarded a £1.5 million contract to build a new third entrance to Birmingham Snow Hill station. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) said...

Alstom Coradia trains chosen for new CFL Luxemburg fleet

A contract for 34 new high-capacity double-deck regional trains has been awarded to Alstom by Luxemburg’s national train operator Société Nationale des Chemins de...

Government and industry launch Rail Sector Deal

The government and the rail industry have agreed a new Rail Sector Deal intended to deliver more for passengers, create jobs and drive economic...