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  • Train rig (2)
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    Aerodynamic research facilities enhanced

    2020-03-16T14:11:00Z

    UK: The University of Birmingham’s Transient Aerodynamic Investigation facility at Derby’s Rail Technology Centre business park has reopened following a £1·5m renovation. Part of the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research Education, the TRAIN rig with an instrumented 150 m long track ...

  • QED worked with public access staircase specialist UK System Scaffold Hire to ensure access to Moorside station in Greater Manchester was maintained while it was being refurbished.
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    Rapid assembly staircase maintains station access

    2020-03-16T12:00:00Z

    UK: Scaffolding contractor QED worked with public access staircase specialist UK System Scaffold Hire to ensure access to Moorside station in Greater Manchester was maintained while it was being refurbished. The companies said the Haki Public Access Staircase offered a 70% reduction in erection time compared ...

  • Zonegreen has installed the latest generation of its Depot Personnel Protection System at the Northam site in Southampton
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    Zonegreen updates Northam depot protection system

    2020-03-16T06:00:00Z

    UK: Zonegreen has installed the latest generation of its Depot Personnel Protection System at the Northam site in Southampton where Siemens Mobility maintains rolling stock for South Western Railway. This follows a similar installation at Kings Heath in Northampton last year. The supplier said the upgraded ...

  • Siemens Mobility has begun recruiting apprentices for its future Goole train manufacturing facility
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    Recruitment of apprentices for Goole train factory begins

    2020-03-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has begun recruiting apprentices for its future Goole train manufacturing facility, with 12 three-year Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship positions to be among the first of up to 700 jobs it expects to create at the site. The apprentices will start in ...

  • Robel Mobile Maintenance Train for Network Rail.
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    Harsco Rail awarded mobile maintenance train contract

    2020-03-12T12:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Harsco Corp’s Rail division a US$25m contract to operate and maintain its fleet of eight mobile maintenance trains for three years from April, with an optional two-year extension. The MMTs were built by Robel and entered service from 2015. Designed ...

  • The Association of Community Rail Partnerships and West Midlands Trains have published Connected Stations, a free toolkit focused on community-led station travel planning
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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-03-12T06:00:00Z

    The House of Commons Transport Select Committee ’s programme for spring 2020 incudes ‘High Speed 2: Next steps’, a planned a one-off session looking at the key future of challenges of the project, including integration between HS2 and rail services in the North and Midlands. ...

  • gb Budget 2020
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    Rail in the 2020 budget

    2020-03-11T17:12:00Z

    UK: ‘We’re also going to build better railways’, said Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak when he presented his budget to Parliament on March 11. The budget included: £20m to develop an outline business case with detailed designs and costings for the Midlands Rail ...

  • gb - Greater Anglia Stadler trainset at Norwich Victoria sidings
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    Greater Anglia completes directly-managed Norwich Victoria sidings project

    2020-03-11T06:00:00Z

    UK: Greater Anglia has opened four sidings able to stable 12-car trains just outside Norwich station, with its first train using the facility on March 3. The operator directly managed the nine-month Norwich Victoria sidings project in its biggest infrastructure scheme to date, with Keltbray ...

  • Real-time personalised customer communication technology developer Zipabout is now targeting European and non-rail markets
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    Zipabout targets European growth with passenger information platform

    2020-03-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: Real-time personalised customer communication technology developer Zipabout is now targeting European and non-rail markets with its Passenger Connect platform, having completed a £1·35m funding round and appointed Crispin Humm as Chief Business Development Officer. Currently used by National Rail Enquiries, LNER and ScotRail, Passenger ...

  • gb Manchester Piccadilly staff
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    Manchester Piccadilly through platforms become ‘a station within a station’

    2020-03-09T06:00:00Z

    UK: Following what Network Rail describes as ‘a major rethink’, the two through platforms at Manchester Piccadilly which handle up to 14 trains/h are to be managed independently from the rest of the station. The changes at platforms 13 and 14 will include the creation of ...

  • TransPennine Express CAF Nova 3
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    TransPennine Express MD departs

    2020-03-06T15:50:00Z

    UK: Finance Director Liz Collins has been appointed Interim Managing Director at TransPennine Express, after Leo Goodwin left the FirstGroup franchise on March 5 to ‘pursue opportunities outside the group’. ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank Leo for his contribution’, said First Rail ...

  • Network Rail is to become an accredited Real Living Wage employer
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    Network Rail to become accredited Real Living Wage employer

    2020-03-06T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail is to become an accredited Real Living Wage employer in April, with all its contractors, including those providing facilities services such as cleaning and catering, expected to pay employees appropriately. The current Real Living Wage calculated by the Living Wage Foundation is £9·30 ...

  • Darlaston
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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-03-05T06:00:00Z

    Planning applications have been submitted for stations at Darlaston and Willenhall on the Walsall – Wolverhampton line. The development of the two stations is being led by Transport for West Midlands and the West Midlands Rail Executive, in collaboration with the Department for Transport, Network ...

  • Shapps Gisby Donovan 020320 TM
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    Northern enters public ownership with new Managing Director

    2020-03-04T17:41:00Z

    Speaking to Rail Business UK, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps accepted that whilst some changes would come in immediately, including deep cleaning of all trains and improvements to Sunday timetables, passengers needed to accept that ‘things won’t change overnight’.

  • CrossCountry at Chepstow (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    ‘Changing’ CrossCountry appoints regional directors

    2020-03-04T09:00:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: CrossCountry has announced the appointment of four regional directors with responsibility for operational and financial performance at the franchise, which is held by Arriva under a directly-awarded contract that currently runs to October 2020. ‘CrossCountry is changing and these regional directors ...

  • ZF Services bogies
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    ZF Services UK gains RISAS approval for bogie overhauls

    2020-03-04T06:00:00Z

    UK: ZF Services UK has gained RISAS accreditation for bogie overhauls at its Nottingham Rail Centre of Competence. This follows ‘significant’ investment in equipment and training to provide the capability and expertise to overhaul a range of light rail, freight and passenger vehicle bogies. Services ...

  • Shapps 200302 TM1
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    Franchise decisions imminent, as Shapps targets concession model

    2020-03-03T14:13:00Z

    UK: Decisions about the future of the Southeastern and Great Western franchises are set to be announced imminently, according to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.

  • itseveryonesjourney
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    Raising awareness of the needs of disabled public transport users

    2020-03-03T06:00:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has launched the It’s Everyone’s Journey advertising campaign to raise awareness about the needs of disabled people when using public transport, particularly those with non-visible impairments, and to encourage people to reflect on how common and often unconscious behaviours can impact ...

  • slc
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    SLC launches Operations business

    2020-03-02T06:00:00Z

    UK: SLC Group has established SLC Operations Ltd to provide train and station operating services as well as specialist safety-critical training. This builds on SLC Rail’s work over the past 10 years supporting local authorities in the development and delivery of infrastructure projects including new and ...

  • rba2020-group
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    Celebrating excellence at the Rail Business Awards

    2020-02-28T13:42:00Z

    UK: Paying tribute to the innovation, dedication and hard work that characterises the UK railway and its supply chain every single day, more than 500 guests from across the rail sector came together on February 27 for the 22nd Rail Business Awards . Organised by ...