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THE first Hitachi class 802 inter-city train for Great Western Railway (GWR) services from London to Devon and Cornwall left the Japanese port Kobe on April 26 on the first…
BRITISH Steel says it has become the first manufacturer to produce and deliver ultra-long corrosion protected rail with the completion of a renewal project in Scotland.
GERMAN Rail’s (DB) British rail freight subsidiary, DB Cargo UK, confirmed on April 26 that it has successfully reached agreements with four trade unions, Aslef, RMT, TSSA, and Unite, who…
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) announced on April 25 that it is bidding jointly with Virgin and Stagecoach for Britain’s West Coast Partnership (WCP) franchise, which encompasses inter-city services on the…
China-Europe intermodal freight is a major success story of recent years. Kevin Smith considers the factors driving continuing development and the challenges that trans-Eurasian services face to realise their full…
LONDON Underground (LU), Britain, has awarded a contract for 71 engineering wagons to Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Corporation.
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) announced on March 27 that it has selected a 70:30 joint venture of FirstGroup and MTR for a contract to operate the South Western franchise,…
TRANSPORT for West Midlands (TfWM) announced on March 22 that it will take the day-to-day operation of the Midland Metro light rail network in Birmingham and Wolverhampton in-house when the…
BLACKPOOL Council published a tender notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on March 21 for a contract to extend the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramway to Blackpool…
STADLER Rail Services UK has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth around £20m to construct a new depot at Kirkdale in Liverpool which will maintain the fleet of 52 four-car…
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