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THE first phase of High-Speed 2 cleared its final legal hurdle on February 23 when the Hybrid Bill authorising construction received Royal Assent, becoming an Act of Parliament.
HITACHI Rail Europe announced on February 15 that production has begun at Hitachi Rail Italy’s Pistoia plant on the first of 36 class 802 inter-city trains for Great Western Railway…
SCIENTISTS at the University of Birmingham, Britain, have developed application which enables passengers to measure ride comfort using their smart phones.
BRITISH digital services company Worldline announced on February 13 that it has been awarded a four-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to provide passenger information across 22 stations on…
TRANSPORT for London (TfL) launched a public consultation on February 9 on locations for stations and access shafts for the proposed extension of London Underground’s Bakerloo Line to Lewisham.
BRITAIN’s second high-speed rail venture HS2 took a step forward on February 9 as it confirmed that contracts will be awarded to CH2M, Arup, an Aecom/Capita/Ineco joint venture, and a…
BRITAIN’s Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has unveiled its Capability Delivery Plan (CDP) for the British network, which is described as the “blueprint for the age of the digital…
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) announced on February 7 that although the London Overground line between Gospel Oak and Barking will reopen to passengers on February 27, the installation…
DIRECT Rail Services (DRS) announced on February 3 that it has received the first of 10 class 88 locomotives from Stadler Rail at its Kingmoor Depot in Carlisle, Britain.
ROLLS-ROYCE announced on February 3 that it will supply 140 MTU Series 1800 power packs to CAF, Spain, to equip 55 Civity regional DMUs which will enter service in northern…
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