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  • JNA X Box Wagon 3
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    JNA-X box wagon prototype for GB Railfreight rolled out

    2022-08-25T11:41:00Z

    UK: The first of 50 JNA-X box wagons ordered by leasing company Porterbrook for use by GB Railfreight has been rolled out at Greenbrier Europe’s factory at Arad in Romania. The order was announced on March 15, and deliveries are planned in two batches in September ...

  • Transpennine Route Upgrade launches campaign to raise awareness of major railway improvements
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    ‘On Track to Better’ Transpennine Route Upgrade awareness campaign launched

    2022-08-25T11:00:00Z

    UK: The ‘On Track to Better’ marketing campaign has been launched to communicate the benefits of the Transpennine Route Upgrade programme between York, Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.

  • Trainline football promotion
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    UK railway news round-up

    2022-08-25T07:43:00Z

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

  • Ashford International station
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    No Eurostar services to Ashford or Ebbsfleet in 2023

    2022-08-24T14:32:00Z

    UK: Eurostar services will not stop at Ebbsfleet or Ashford International stations during 2023, and the cross-Channel high speed train operator told Rail Business UK ‘we cannot make any commitment for another two to three years’.

  • Greater Anglia Class 745 Stadler inter-city trainset at London Liverpool Street
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    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.

  • London Elizabeth Line Tottenham Court Road (Phpto Tom Nicholson, TfL)
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    Next phase of London’s Elizabeth Line to launch in November

    2022-08-23T09:36:00Z

    UK: The next phase of operation on the Elizabeth Line is to begin on November 6, Transport for London has confirmed.

  • Merseyrail Stadler Class 777 EMUs outside Kirkdale depot
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    Strong reaction to rejection of Skelmersdale rail link plan

    2022-08-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: There has been a strong local reaction to the Department for Transport’s rejection of the proposed extension of the Merseyrail network from the future Headbolt Lane station to Skelmersdale. In 2021 Lancashire County Council submitted a Strategic Outline Business Case for the project which had ...

  • Merseyrail Train at Liverpool Central (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    Liverpool City Region to take control of Merseyrail network

    2022-08-19T06:00:00Z

    UK: Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Department for Transport have reached an agreement in principle on a memorandum of understanding for the devolution of the infrastructure of the Merseyrail network. Whilst discussions are at a relatively early stage, it is understood that a ...

  • Railway Support Services reports strong interest in its TP-UK shunting locomotive concept for the UK and European markets
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    International interest in shunting locomotive design

    2022-08-18T09:00:00Z

    UK: Railway Support Services reports strong interest in its TP-UK shunting locomotive concept for the UK and European markets, following demonstrations with a Canadian-built TP70 FWDX2 locomotive at the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre. RSS has partnered with North Vancouver based Tractive Power Corp to adapt ...

  • QTS Rail Skills Academy
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    UK railway news round-up

    2022-08-18T05:00:00Z

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

  • Oxford station impression
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    Oxford station remodelling funding confirmed

    2022-08-17T13:57:00Z

    UK: The government has formally announced £161m of funding for implementation of the Oxford Corridor Phase 2 remodelling project to increase capacity and better integrate the station into the surrounding environment. The works at Oxford station will include the construction of a new track and platform ...

  • Great Western Railway is to launch its Touch new pay-as-you-go smart card for the Bristol area at the beginning of September.
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    Bristol area smart card to launch in early September

    2022-08-17T12:48:00Z

    UK: Great Western Railway is to launch its Touch pay-as-you-go smart card for the Bristol area at the beginning of September. The Touch cards will be valid on GWR, CrossCountry and Transport for Wales services within the designated area, which radiates from Bristol to Ashchurch for ...

  • Train passenger using a wheelchair ramp
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    Putting accessibility at the core of rail reform

    2022-08-17T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee has welcomed some proposed changes and makes a number of suggestions to improve accessibility strategy in its response to the government’s consultation on legislation to implement the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail Reform. DPTAC acts as a statutory advisory body ...

  • Cardiff Bay screenshot
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    Revised Cardiff Bay branch plans confirmed

    2022-08-16T08:50:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has confirmed revised plans for electrification of the Cardiff Bay branch as part of the the Core Valleys Lines upgrading programme. Plans for a short extension of the branch from the current terminus to The Flourish have been dropped. Instead the existing ...

  • Eversholt Rail Southeastern Class 375
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    Leasing company to use Aiimi Insight Engine

    2022-08-16T08:02:00Z

    UK: Rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail is to use the Aiimi Insight Engine from data and analytics specialist Aiimi to ‘aggregate, index and enrich’ publicly available information and obtain ‘previously undiscoverable insights from a large variety of sources’. These will included industry press and media ...

  • British Steel rails
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    British Steel to highlight premium rails at InnoTrans

    2022-08-16T04:00:00Z

    INNOTRANS: British Steel will be showcasing its premium range of smart rail products designed to offer a longer infrastructure life and reduced maintenance requirements. Amongst the products on display will be: high-performance rail: non-heat-treated rail offering improved protection against wear, rolling contact fatigue and plastic ...

  • The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published its report into a Merseyrail train comprising a pair of Class 507 EMUs hitting the buffer stop at Kirkby at around 47 km/h on March 13 2021.
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    Recommendations in Kirkby buffer stop collision report

    2022-08-15T12:29:00Z

    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published its report into a Merseyrail train comprising a pair of Class 507 EMUs hitting the buffer stop at Kirkby at around 47 km/h on March 13 2021. RAIB found that the driver of the train did not apply ...

  • The Office of Rail & Road has ruled that the future infrastructure manager for the London to West Midlands Phase One of High Speed 2 will be able to levy an Investment Recovery Charge on future operators using the line.
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    HS2 infrastructure manager will be able to levy Investment Recovery Charge

    2022-08-15T10:15:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail & Road has ruled that the future infrastructure manager for the London to West Midlands Phase One of High Speed 2 will be able to levy an Investment Recovery Charge on future operators using the line. An IRC is an exceptional ...

  • swimming newt
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    Eastern region gets newt licence

    2022-08-15T05:00:00Z

    UK: In what Network Rail says is an industry first, Natural England has granted the infrastructure manager a licence for the relocation of great crested newts which covers the whole of the Eastern Region. This removes the need for individual licence applications covering routine work, and ...

  • LNER is exploring the potential to deploy multi-functional ticket machines that could meet a wider range of user needs
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    LNER seeks smarter and more accessible ticket machines

    2022-08-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: LNER is exploring the potential to deploy multi-functional ticket machines that could meet a wider range of user needs, including the provision of real-time information, improved accessibility, and alignment with the operator’s smart ticketing ambitions. The operator’s in-station ticket vending machine contract is coming up ...