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LB Foster lubrication trial at London Waterloo

Network Rail reports cost savings from London Waterloo lubrication trial


UK: Network Rail reports significant cost and time savings following the trial installation of novel lubrication equipment on switch & crossing components on the approach to London Waterloo station.

Map of East West Rail preferred route alignment from Oxford to Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge

East West Rail plans updated and Bedford – Cambridge preferred route confirmed


UK: Project promoter East West Railway Co has published updated plans for the development of the future Oxford to Cambridge rail corridor, and confirmed its preferred alignment for the Bedford to Cambridge section of the route.

Manchester Metrolink

Manchester Metrolink to deploy overspeed protection technology


UK: Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed rolling stock engineering consultancy DB ESG and hardware manufacturer Sella Controls to design, install and commission driver vigilance devices and a Tram Overspeed Protection Systems for the 147 Metrolink light rail vehicles.

Hull Paragon station gateline (Photo TPE)

UK railway news round-up


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

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