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BRITAIN’s minister of state with the Department of Transport (DfT), Mr Jo Johnson, has called for the withdrawal of diesel-only trains by 2040 and the decarbonisation of the railway.
THE first Italian-built class 802 inter-city trains for British operator Great Western Railway was unveiled at Hitachi Rail Italy's Pistoia plant on February 9.
STAGECOACH, one of three groups selected by Britain’s Department for Transport (DfT) to bid for the new South Eastern franchise, has invited Alstom to join its bidding team. Provided the DfT…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport, Mr Chris Grayling, announced in parliament on February 5 that negotiations have been completed with Virgin Trains West Coast, a 51:49 joint venture between…
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for transport Mr Chris Grayling informed the House of Commons on February 5 that the Department for Transport (DfT) is making contingency plans to take over…
January saw the publication of an eagerly-awaited strategic plan for the development of road and rail networks in Northern England. Keith Barrow outlines the key elements of the plan, which…
THE first class 331 Civity EMU for Arriva Trains Northern was presented to media and stakeholders at CAFs Zaragoza plant on January 31.
BRITAIN’s secretary of state for Transport Mr Chris Grayling has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to rail enhancements and resilience measures in South West England amid heightening concern among politicians in…
ABELLIO Greater Anglia has released the first images of its forthcoming fleet of Stadler class 755 Flirt electro-diesel multiple units on the production line.
TYNE and Wear public transport authority Nexus announced on January 25 that it has launched the procurement process for a contract to supply and maintain a new fleet of trains…
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