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Welsh Government endorses recommendations on tackling congestion

The Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission on tackling congestion in South East Wales. In a line-by-line response,...

Jacobs wins place on TfL’s transport planning & impact monitoring services framework

Jacobs, the international firm of consulting engineers, has secured 13 positions on Transport for London’s (TfL) renewed Transport Planning & Impact Monitoring (including Health...

King’s Cross has successful Christmas

A successful six-day closure of King’s Cross station over Christmas allowed for the reconstruction of the Camden Sewer, which runs beneath the tracks. Network...

13 contractors share buildings and civils frameworks worth £200 million

Network Rail’s Southern region, which covers Kent, Sussex and the South of England, has awarded 15 contracts for the delivery of building and civils...

Avanti completes Voyager fleet overhaul

Avanti West Coast has completed its overhaul of the Voyager fleet, following a six-month programme. The £8.3 million overhaul, which was carried out at Bombardier’s...

Industry-first authorisation for Midland main line upgrade

Network Rail has been implementing various schemes to upgrade the Midland main line (MML).  These include extending overhead electrification from Bedford to Corby, improving...

Temporary Tyne and Wear Metro Depot commissioned

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new temporary depot, which has been built to welcome the new £362 million train fleet, has officially become operational. Located at...

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...

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...

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...

Network Rail enhancement budget cut by £1bn

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has confirmed, in a written answer to a question from Shadow Secretary of State for Transport Jim McMahon, that Network...

Hydrogen-powered train now approved and tested in Austria

The world's first hydrogen fuel cell train, Alstom's Coradia iLint, has just completed three months of successful test operation on ÖBB’s (Austrian Federal Railways)...

Greater Anglia puts new trains into passenger service

Greater Anglia ran its new Bombardier Class 720 trains in passenger service for the first time on Thursday 26 November 2020. Two of the new...

Network Rail to help restore disused Derbyshire canal

Network Rail is to invest £350,000 in helping to restore a section of the historic Draycott canal route in Derbyshire, both to reduce flooding...

Northern leaders agree way forward on Northern Powerhouse Rail

At a meeting to discuss Transport for the North, regional elected mayors, council and business leaders have agreed an initial preferred way forward for...