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  • Elizabeth Line roundel (Photo TfL)
    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail Elizabeth Line to open on May 24


    UK: Elizabeth Line services on the Crossrail route across central London will finally begin on May 24, Transport for London has announced. ‘The opening day is set to be a truly historic moment for the capital and the UK, and we look forward to showcasing a ...

  • Heathrow Connect Class 360 EMU
    Rail Business UK

    ROUK buys Heathrow Connect Class 360 EMUs


    UK: Rail Operations (UK) has purchased Heathrow Airport Ltd’s fleet of fleet of five Siemens Class 360/2 electric-multiple units, along with spare parts. The Class 360/2 EMUs were previously used to operate Heathrow Connect stopping services between Heathrow Airport and London Paddington station. The service was ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail EMUs approved for ETCS operation


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road announced on May 11 that it had approved the use of ETCS onboard equipment on the Bombardier-built Class 345 EMUs, paving the way for the trains to be introduced on TfL Rail services to Heathrow Airport.

  • gb-tfl-4LM-hammersmith-platform
    Metro Report International

    London Underground, rail and bus services cut by coronavirus


    UK: Major cuts to metro, rail and bus services were announced by Transport for London on March 18, with the operator explaining that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had asked it to focus on enabling ‘critical workers to make essential journeys’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. Up ...

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    Metro Report International

    Elizabeth Line CCTV maintenance contract awarded


    UK: Transport for London has awarded Telent a contract to support and maintain the Elizabeth Line driver-only operation CCTV system, which enables train drivers to view images from platform cameras on in-cab monitors to ensure safe departure. The mission-critical communications specialist has been maintaining the CCTV since ...

  • Crossrail tunnel
    Metro Report International

    Elizabeth Line through central London now expected to open in summer 2021


    UK: The London Paddington to Abbey Wood central section of the Elizabeth Line is now expected to open in ‘summer 2021’. The full service from Reading and Heathrow Airport in the west to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east is now expected to commence by mid-2022, ...