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  • LNW branded Class 350 EMU
    Rail Business UK

    West Midlands Trains is facing unprecedented challenges, says Managing Director

    2022-10-13T11:00:00Z

    UK: The last year has been one of ‘unprecedented challenges’, according to West Midlands Trains Managing Director Ian McConnell. Addressing the TOC’s annual stakeholder conference in Birmingham on October 10, he noted that the move to a National Rail Contract — where revenue risk rests with ...

  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
    Rail Business UK

    Abellio UK management buy-out as NS exits British market

    2022-08-23T17:06:00Z

    UK: Dutch state passenger operator NS has announced a management buy-out of its Abellio UK rail and bus business.

  • ScotRail train
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail transfers to public ownership

    2022-04-01T13:01:00Z

    UK: ScotRail transferred to public ownership on April 1, with the 04.56 Inverness – Edinburgh train being the first service operated by ScotRail Trains Ltd, an arm’s length company owned and controlled by the Scottish government. The Scottish government had decided it would not to award ...

  • West Midlands Railway Birmingham Moor Street DMU (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    West Midlands Trains appoints next Managing Director

    2022-03-09T13:32:00Z

    UK: ScotRail Chief Operating Officer Ian McConnell is to become Managing Director of West Midlands Trains in April, once ScotRail has been transferred from Abellio to public body Scottish Rail Holdings. McConnell was previously Franchise & Programmes Director at Greater Anglia, and ...

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    News

    Direct awards agreed to replace Abellio’s Nordrhein-Westfalen contracts

    2021-12-15T09:57:00Z

    GERMANY: Three local transport authorities in Nordrhein-Westfalen have agreed emergency contracts for DB Regio, National Express and Vias Rail to take over regional passenger services currently operated by Abellio Rail NRW GmbH.

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    News

    SWEG to take over Abellio operations in Baden-Württemberg

    2021-10-27T10:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Baden-Württemberg cabinet has approved a rescue plan for the regional passenger services currently operated by Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg GmbH.

  • West Midlands Trains Class 172 DMU at Acocks Green (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Direct awards agreed with Greater Anglia and West Midlands Trains

    2021-09-15T15:30:00Z

    UK: The Abellio-led Greater Anglia and West Midlands Trains businesses have agreed directly-awarded National Rail Contracts with the Department for Transport, ahead of the expiry of their Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement contracts on September 19. Both business are currently run as joint ventures between Abellio and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Abellio orders East Midlands inter-city fleet

    2019-07-30T14:13:52Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail has been selected to supply a fleet of 200 km/h inter-city trains to operate on the Midland Main Line, as part of the new East Midlands Railway franchise, where Abellio is due to take over from incumbent operator Stagecoach on August 18. The NS subsidiary announced ...

  • The Department for Transport named Abellio as the winner of the next East Midlands passenger rail franchise.
    Rail Business UK

    Bimode and hydrogen trains as Abellio wins next East Midlands franchise

    2019-04-10T08:47:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport named Abellio as the winner of the next East Midlands passenger franchise on April 10. Formal award is subject to a regulatory standstill period. The contract is due to begin on August 18 2019 and run until at least August 21 2027, with DfT having ...

  • Abellio has ordered 54 Alstom Coradia Lint 41 diesel multiple-units for Diesel Netz Sachsen-Anhalt services.
    News

    Abellio unveils first of 54 DMUs

    2018-08-31T10:00:21Z

    GERMANY: The first of 54 Alstom Coradia Lint 41 diesel multiple-units ordered by Abellio for Diesel Netz Sachsen-Anhalt services was unveiled by Abellio on August 27. Guests including Land Minister for Regional Development & Transport Thomas Webel rode on the DMU on a circular route from Magdeburg. Abellio is to ...

  • Stadler has been selected to supply Flirt electric and electro-diesel multiple-units for the Abellio East Anglia franchise.
    News

    Stadler and Bombardier to supply trains for Abellio East Anglia franchise

    2016-08-10T08:45:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport named Abellio as preferred bidder for the new East Anglia franchise on August 10. The franchise is due to start on October 16 2016 and run until October 2025, replacing the current Greater Anglia franchise which is also held by Abellio. A £1·4bn investment programme ...