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First TransPennine Express Nova 3 train handed over

The first of TransPennine Express’s (TPE) new fleet of Nova 3 trains, which will initially come into service in the coming months between Liverpool...

New London Overground Class 710/2 train obtains conditional approval to run

Bombardier’s new Class 710/2 ‘Aventra’ train, destined for London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking and Watford lines, has received its first limited...

Every second counts – new measures of train punctuality

Train operators and Network Rail are set to publish new measures for train punctuality as part of plans to reduce delays across the network...

Northumberland line could reopen for passengers in 2022

Photo: SENRUG charter 2008 at Ashington. (David Naden)  Northumberland County Council’s plans to reopen the line from...

Greater Anglia train drivers taking leap into new technology

New state-of-the-art train simulators are being used to train 768 Greater Anglia drivers that will be driving the new trains due to replace all...

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...

First 5G mobile network planned for South Western Railway

South Western Railway train operator FirstGroup and Blu Wireless have announced a project that will significantly boost the quality of connectivity on trains, pioneering...

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.

New look for West Midlands Trains across Birmingham

Passengers on the Cross City line in the West Midlands (Lichfield - Birmingham - Redditch/Bromsgrove) are starting to experience an improvement in their on-train...

Czech Republic: RegioJet brings new Bombardier TRAXX locomotives into passenger service

RegioJet, the independent Czech railway operator that also runs services in Slovakia, has introduced its new Bombardier TRAXX locomotives into passenger service on the route...

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...

Class 769 Flex in Action

On a sunny afternoon in early November, Rail Engineer travelled to Rothley station on the Great Central Railway, at the invitation of Porterbrook Leasing,...