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Unipart Rail acquires Westcode operations in USA and Europe

Unipart Rail has acquired Westcode, the air supply and door systems specialist that supplies rail operators in both the Europe and North America.

Chair of Williams Rail Review speaks on the state of the industry

Keith Williams, the independent chair of the Williams Rail Review, delivered the 2019 Bradshaw Address at the Institution of Civil Engineers. In it, he...

Bombardier sells BTROS cabling business to Motherson Sumi Systems

Bombardier Transportation has announced that it has signed an agreement with Motherson Rolling Stock Systems GB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motherson...

First passenger services use new longer platforms at Edinburgh Waverley

Platforms 5 and 6 at Edinburgh Waverley, recently extended to 275 metres in length to accommodate new 10-car trains due to be introduced on...

New station plans for Darlaston and Willenhall on revitalised Walsall to Wolverhampton route

Plans to reopen the Walsall to Wolverhampton railway line for passenger trains have taken a step forward as designs have been published...

Brighton main line reopens after a 9-day closure

The Brighton main line in Sussex has reopened following a nine-day closure while Network Rail and its contractors carried out major improvement work.

Edinburgh trams could finally reach Newhaven

Edinburgh's tram network could be extended to Newhaven, depending on the result of a Council meeting on 14 March.

Manchester to Preston now tested for 100mph running

High-speed testing has now been completed on the Manchester to Preston route, which was recently electrified, so that the line speed can be increased...

Barnehurst cutting reopened after landslip closes the Bexleyheath line for a week

The cutting at Barnehurst, on the Bexleyheath line between Lewisham and Dartford, Kent, reopened on Monday 18 February after being closed for a week.

West Coast main line reopens after lorry strikes bridge

Network Rail has reopened the West Coast main line through the Stafford area after more than 24 hours of disruption caused by a...

Dawlish to get new sea wall

Government funding of £80 million has been announced to provide a new sea wall at Dawlish that will improve protection both for the railway...

Unusual bridge strike closes one track of West Coast main line

An unusual bridge strike closed one track on the West Coast main line and caused a speed restriction to be imposed across...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

Major organisation changes at Network Rail

Network Rail has announced sweeping changes to its organisation following the completion of new chief executive Andrew Haines’ ‘100 Day Review’.

Danny Di Perna replaces Laurent Troger to head Bombardier Transportation

It’s all change at the top as Laurent Troger resigns as president of Bombardier Transportation to “pursue opportunities outside the company”. Danny...

Design revealed for HS2 Old Oak Common station.

High Speed Two (HS2) has released its latest designs for the Old Oak Common complex in west London, which will be the interchange between...