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  • HS2 Birmingham Interchange station aerial impression
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    Laing O’Rourke wins HS2 Interchange station contract


    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has selected Laing O’Rourke Delivery Ltd for a £370m contract to undertake detailed design and construction of the Interchange station in Solihull to the east of Birmingham. Skanska Construction UK and the Unity Joint Venture of Sir Robert ...

  • James Bain
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    Rail Supply Group appoints new Chair


    UK: CEO of Worldline UK & Europe James Bain has been appointed as Chair of the Rail Supply Group. He succeeds Atkins President Philip Hoare, who has decided to step down after four years chairing RSG. Bain has worked in the rail industry for more than ...

  • Transport for Wales CAF Class 197 DMU at Blaenau Ffestiniog (Photo TfW)
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    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry.

  • ECML tracks
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    Shortlisted bidders make their case to host Great British Railways headquarters


    UK: The six locations shortlisted in the competition to be the future home of Great British Railways have made their cases. Birmingham Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street said ‘Birmingham combines a unique rail heritage with an unparalleled concentration of modern ...

  • Great Western Railway
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    GWR to trial PAYG smart card ticketing around Bristol this year


    UK: Great Western Railway is begin trials of pay-as-you-go smart card ticketing in the Bristol area later this year, using iBlocks’ SmartTIS technology. This is intended as the first step in delivering a wider scheme to other areas of the GWR network. Future plans could also ...

  • ORR HM Railway Inspector at freight yard
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    ORR seeks feedback on Investment Framework update


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road is seeking feedback on its plans to modernise and simplify its Investment Framework. Originally published in 2006 and last updated in 2010, the Investment Framework contains ORR’s policy and guidelines and sets out the legislation and processes for anyone ...

  • Departure board and passenger concourse
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    Six locations shortlisted to be Great British Railways headquarters


    UK: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced a shortlist of six locations for the future headquarters of Great British Railways. A total of 42 bids were submitted, with Birmingham, Crewe, Derby, Doncaster, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and York being shortlisted. The final decision will be made by the Secretary ...

  • Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury) Improvement Scheme
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    Huddersfield to Dewsbury route upgrading approved


    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a Transport & Works Act order granting Network Rail powers to undertake the Huddersfield to Westtown (Dewsbury) Improvement Scheme, which forms part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. The scheme covers a 13 km section of the trans-Pennine ...

  • Siemens Mobility Goole Lee Rowley visit 3
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    Siemens Mobility announces £7m Goole component facility


    UK: Siemens Mobility is to open a £7m traction drive and motor maintenance facility at the ‘rail village’ being developed around its future rolling stock factory in Goole. To be built by local contractor GMI Construction Group for opening in 2023, the facility will undertake UK ...

  • ORR HM Railway Inspector at freight yard
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    ORR launches RM3 health and safety learning platform


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has launched an online learning platform to assist health and safety professionals in gaining a further understanding of how to use the rail industry’s Risk Management Maturity Model. The e-learning platform designed by Premier IT went live on June ...

  • ScotRail train
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    Be in, be out rail ticketing trial planned in Scotland


    UK: Discussions are underway for a ‘be in be out’ rail ticketing scheme in Scotland. A pilot could be launched by ScotRail this autumn, with public use from early 2023. Geofences would be installed at stations, with passengers entering the station receiving a message on their ...

  • Train cab
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    Train drivers wanted for driver advisory system research


    UK: Glasgow Caledonian University researcher Martin Ward is seeking British train drivers to participate in survey of their use of driver advisory systems. The survey asks drivers what influences them to follow the advice provided by DAS, and what they perceive as the benefits or risks. ...

  • Kari Gonzales and Simon Jones
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of business news from the UK railway industry.

  • GTR Class 717 cab interior during ETCS tests
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    Government confirms further funding for ECML ETCS rollout


    UK: The government has confirmed a £950·5m tranche of funding for the East Coast Digital Programme to deploy ETCS Level 2 on the section of the East Coast Main Line between London’s King’s Cross and Stoke Tunnel, south of Grantham. The funding announced by Secretary of ...

  • gb-wascosa-wagons-Victoria
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    Flexible wagons to refresh infrastructure fleet


    UK: Swiss wagon leasing group Wascosa marked its entry into the UK freight market with an event at London Victoria station on June 28 to unveil three designs of wagon it is delivering to refresh Network Rail’s infrastructure maintenance fleet. The company is supplying 570 vehicles ...

  • Zonr Base 2
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    Virtual exclusion zones aim to protect worker safety


    UK: Virtual exclusion zone technology has been developed by asset tracking and industrial internet-of-things company Pathfindr and railway contractor QTS Group to help protect track workers and people in other hazardous environments. Zonr uses GPS tracking and ultra-wideband technology to locate workers ...

  • NestleMultiModal Sally Wright 2
    Rail Business UK

    Raising-roof container designed to support switch from road to rail


    UK: A curtain-sided container with a raising roof which is designed to transport double-stacked palletised products by rail has been unveiled by Nestlé UK & Ireland. The company said the railway network’s height constraints compared to road meant rail ‘had not been a winning option for ...

  • tickets
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    Compensation after FirstGroup delay repay problems


    UK: FirstGroup is to compensate passengers who were affected by an IT error which wrongly rejected claims for train delay repay compensation. When a passenger submits a delay repay claim to the wrong train company, the claim should be redirected to the appropriate operator for processing. ...

  • Siemens Mobility has recruited 12 ex-armed forces personnel as part of its Military2Rail initiative.
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    Siemens Mobility recruits through Military2Rail initiative


    UK: As part of its Military2Rail initiative, Siemens Mobility has recruited 12 ex-armed forces personnel for roles including network engineers, planners, environment, health & safety advisors and project managers. ‘For a number of years, we have benefitted from the experience and expertise that ex-forces personnel have ...

  • Cleartrak still
    Rail Business UK

    Train toilet waste treatment system awarded funding


    UK: Innovation agency Innovate UK has awarded rolling stock maintenance equipment supplier GBR-Rail a SMART grant to support the development of its Cleartrak train toilet treatment system which is designed to reduce whole life costs and environmental impact. Cleartrak recycles waste water for reuse in hand ...