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A draft 30-year Strategic Transport Plan for northern England was published by Transport for the North (TfN) on January 16, marking the start of a 13-week consultation on the proposals,…
THE first batch of five CAF Mk 5 coaches for Caledonian Sleeper services between London and Scotland arrived in Britain by rail through the Channel Tunnel on the night of…
BRITISH construction and facilities management company Carillion went into compulsory liquidation on January 15 following the failure of emergency talks with lenders and the government to avert the group’s collapse.
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) completed electrification of the Great Western Main Line (GWML) between Maidenhead and Didcot on December 27, enabling the start of electric services on January…
HITACHI has started production at its Kasado facility in Japan of two test trains as part of a fleet of 19 five-car electro-diesel trains which it will build for First…
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a contract to Siemens Rail Automation to start the installation of European Train Control System (ETCS) cab signalling on Britain’s freight locomotive…
BOMBARDIER has been awarded a £105m contract by rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook and British franchisee c2c for 60 Aventra EMU cars together with an eight-year maintenance contract.
THE £85m Ordsall Chord project, to provide Manchester with a cross-city mainline rail link, opened on December 10.
WEST Midlands Trains, a joint venture of Abellio, JR East and Mitsui, has finalised two orders worth £680m for 107 new trains with Bombardier and CAF for the new West…
SCOTLAND’s Edinburgh - Glasgow Improvement Programme (Egip) celebrated a milestone on December 10 with the start of electric services from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley via Falkirk High.
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