UK news – Page 10

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    Rail Business UK

    ‘Now is the right moment to act’ Grand Central says as it announces restart date


    UK: ‘We’ve tracked our path forward, we believe now is the right moment to act, for our passengers, our staff and for the business’, Grand Central Managing Director Richard McClean told Rail Business UK on July 1 when the company announced plans for a ‘measured’ restart ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail regulator proposes changes to delay compensation process


    UK: The Office of Rail Road has begun consultation on a proposed licence condition which would require train operators to follow a new code of practice for delay compensation payments. This would include requirements to provide passengers with clear information about compensation entitlements both ...

  • DB Cargo operated a train of empty wagons from Acton Yard to the new Brett Aggregates terminal for loading with marine aggregates.
    Rail Business UK

    Newhaven freight revival as Marine station to close


    Source: DB Cargo UK UK: A formal proposal to close the redundant but still nominally open Newhaven Marine station has been approved by the Department for Transport following a public consultation. The line will remain open to serve a newly-developed freight terminal at the East Quay ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Restoring pre-Covid service ‘could take two years’ as TOCs face logistical hurdles


    UK: Government aspirations for a significant ramping up of passenger services towards pre-coronavirus levels are unlikely to be achieved, with train operating companies warning of staff shortages and a lack of clarity over capacity leading to an increasingly confusing situation.

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    Rail Business UK

    Roof refurbishment kick starts modernisation at Bristol Temple Meads


    UK: Network Rail has appointed Taziker as principal contractor to refurbish the station roof at Bristol Temple Meads, the first step in a phased modernisation of the city’s principal passenger hub. The £24m contract announced on June 26 will see Taziker reglaze the roof and canopies ...

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    Rail Business UK

    TOC owning groups consider exit strategies as Shapps outlines reform thinking


    UK: Several owning groups holding passenger franchises are understood to be considering their future in the light of emerging government thinking about future industry structures and concession models.

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    Rail Business UK

    Newcastle Central station works approved


    UK: Network Rail has obtained listed building consent for plans to ‘open-up access’ to Newcastle Central station, improve road traffic flows, increase passenger capacity and change the taxi pick-up points and short-stay parking. The initial works are expected to cost £3·46m, with £3·31m coming from the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    LNER to operate InterCity East Coast services for a further three years


    Photo: Tony Miles UK: The Department for Transport announced on June 26 that LNER would continue to operate InterCity East Coast services from London to Leeds and Edinburgh for a further three years from June 28, with an option for a further extension. Owned and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for Wales to hold virtual innovation showcase


    UK: Eight early/mid-stage start-ups are to participate in a virtual demo day on YouTube at 13.30 on June 29 where they will present innovations developed as part of the Lab by Transport for Wales programme. This replaces a live demo day which had been planned before ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    On June 24 HS2 Ltd announced the three shortlisted bidders for the £570m contract to build Birmingham Curzon Street station. They are a joint venture of BAM Nuttall Ltd with Ferrovial Construction (UK) Ltd; Laing O’Rourke Construction; and a joint venture of Mace Ltd with Dragados ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Daily tourist trains to serve England’s ‘most scenic’ railway


    UK: With the coronavirus restrictions significantly impacting on the leisure market, a new company has been established to operate dedicated tourist services on the picturesque Settle & Carlisle line this summer.

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    Urban news

    Tram operators share best practice on coronavirus communications


    UK: Light rail industry association UK Tram organised a virtual event to enable its members to discuss the measures they had taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and to share best practice for post-lockdown communications as passengers begin to return. ‘Early observations suggest that the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    HS2 Ltd tenders telecoms & security systems


    UK: HS2 Ltd has begin the process of appointing the Operational Telecommunication Security Systems contractor which will design, supply, install, test, commission and undertake initial maintenance of the telecoms and security systems for phases 1 and 2a of the high speed line between London and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    TransPennine Express releases details of July timetable uplift


    UK: TransPennine Express has announced details of the timetable improvements it plans to make from July 6 as lockdown measures are eased and more people return to work. The date has been selected by the Department for Transport for all operators to make similar improvements. TPE ...

  • The Department for Transport launched the Restoring Your Railway Fund in January to support the development of proposals to reopen closed railway lines and stations.
    Rail Business UK

    Restoring Your Railway Fund could provide a toolkit for town transformation


    UK: The Department for Transport launched the Restoring Your Railway Fund in January to support the development of proposals to reopen closed railway lines and stations. The introduction of this new stream of funding for the rail ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Cambridge South station preferred location selected


    UK: Network Rail has identified a preferred location for the proposed Cambridge South station serving the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Three locations between Addenbrooke’s Bridge and Nine Wells Bridge were the subject of public consultation, with the preferred choice being Option 1 (northern), adjacent to the guided ...

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    East Coast Main Line digital railway funding approved


    UK: Network Rail has been authorised to spend £350m on preparatory works for the installation of ETCS Level 2 on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line, the Department for Transport announced on June 22.

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    Rail Business UK

    Northern Powerhouse Rail Infrastructure Delivery Partner contract awarded


    UK: Atkins has been appointed as Infrastructure Delivery Partner to support engineering development of the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme. Atkins will work alongside Transport for the North, the Department for Transport and delivery partners Network Rail and HS2 Ltd to develop the strategic outline case and ...

  • A walk-through facial biometric verification system is to be tested which would enable Eurostar passengers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at London’s St Pancras International station without contact with people or hardware.

    Eurostar to test facial biometrics for ‘walk-through’ check-in


    EUROPE: A walk-through facial biometric verification system is to be tested which would enable Eurostar passengers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at London’s St Pancras International station without contact with people or hardware. Passengers opting the use the accelerated pre-boarding option would ...

  • Class 153 Active Travel Carriage Livery
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    ScotRail has unveiled the livery designed by artist Peter McDermott for the five Class 153 single-car DMUs which are being modified to carry up to 20 bikes and large sporting equipment on the West Highland Line. The first is due for completion later this year when ...