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HEATHROW Express services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 will continue to operate until at least 2028 under a management contract between Heathrow Airport and FirstGroup subsidiary Great…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling announced in a statement to parliament on March 27 that vertical integration or a public private partnership (PPP) could be considered…
POWERLINES Group, Austria, has acquired the 50% stake held by Carillion in the Carillion-Powerlines joint venture, increasing its holding to 100% of the company, which is working with Network Rail…
THE mayor of Manchester Mr Andy Burnham confirmed on March 23 that £83m will be spent on the acquisition of additional trams for the Metrolink light rail network as part…
GOVIA Thameslink Railway (GTR), in cooperation with Britain’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and Siemens, is claiming a world first by running the first train in passenger service on the…
CAF started testing the first of 13 sets of Mk5A coaches for British operator TransPennine Express at the VUZ Velim test circuit in the Czech Republic on March 21.
BRITAIN’s Department for Transport (DfT) has invited promotors and investors to come forward with financially-credible projects to build new lines or enhance the rail network, starting with a new southern…
GREATER Manchester Combined Authority held a launch event in Manchester on March 16 for its HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) growth strategy, which sets forth the region's ambitions for…
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager, Network Rail (NR) has published a Prior Information Notice through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) for a tender to let track works contracts starting…
THE first Class 195 Civity DMU for Arriva Trains Northern has left CAF’s plant at Irun in northern Spain bound for the VUZ test track at Velim, where it will…
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