UK news – Page 10

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail sector responds to High Speed 2 approval


    UK: The rail industry has welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s February 11 announcement that the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue . Rail industry Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group , said ‘these are crucial decisions that will turbo-charge ...

  • Construction of the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 to proceed as government adopts High Speed North vision


    UK: Construction of the first phase of High Speed 2 is to continue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons on February 11. In recommitting to the national high speed rail programme, Johnson also said the government intended to rename the sections of HS2 serving ...

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    Urban news

    UCL to build station simulation laboratory


    UK: University College London has announced plans to build a laboratory in the London Borough of Barking Dagenham, which will be used to simulate the movement of people on large-scale environments such as stations. The Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory will consist of a 14 m ...

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    UK companies sought to join InnoTrans 2020 start-ups festival


    UK: Not-for-profit networking and development organisation the Rail Innovation Group is seeking recently-founded companies to join a Start-Up Festival to take place at the InnoTrans 2020 trade show in Berlin in September. The start-up recruitment campaign was launched in London on January 27. RIG ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Passenger information improvement plan to be presented


    UK: A plan for the improvement of passenger information is to be presented to the Office of Rail Road by the Rail Delivery Group on April 20. ORR said there had been improvements to passenger information systems in recent years. However, research commissioned from ...

  • Network Rail has awarded five geographical framework contracts for major signalling renewal programmes:
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail awards major signalling framework contracts


    UK: Network Rail has awarded five geographical framework contracts for major signalling renewal programmes: Alstom (Southern Region and Eastern region); Siemens Mobility (Scotland Region and North West Central region); Hitachi Rail STS UK and Linbrooke Services joint venture (Wales ...

  • Fugro RILA platform gauging
    Rail Business UK

    Fugro’s RILA approved for platform gauging


    UK: Fugro has obtained Network Rail approval for its RILA train-borne track measurement system to be used for gauging the clearance between trains and platform edges. The infrastructure manager has made extensive use of RILA for a range of projects since 2013, collecting absolute track position ...

  • West Midlands Trains EMUs at Five Ways
    Rail Business UK

    West Midlands Mayor holds off calling for West Midlands franchise termination


    West Midlands Mayor Andy Street tells Rail Business UK’s Tony Miles why he has held back on his threat to ask the Department for Transport to remove the West Midlands Trains franchise from Abellio.

  • Govia Thameslink Railway
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


    Govia Thameslink Railway is to double the number of apprenticeships it will offer in 2020, with more than 300 apprenticeships across 14 roles ranging from drivers, engineers and operations to business administration and marketing. The operator has been accreditated by the Education Skills Funding Agency as ...

  • Network Rail VP small plant contract signing
    Rail Business UK

    VP plc awarded £257m Network Rail portable plant contract


    UK: Network Rail has awarded VP plc a contract worth up to £257m for the hire, supply and maintenance of all small plant powered by external means. This includes rail drills, torque wrenches, chainsaws and handheld tamping machines, as well as related consumables such as oil, and ...

  • East West Rail phases 1 and 2 geographical map
    Rail Business UK

    Bicester – Bedford railway reinstatement approved


    UK: The Secretary of State for Transport has approved Network Rail’s application for a Transport Works Act Order granting legal powers for work to begin on the Bicester – Bedford section of the East West Rail project to develop a rail corridor between Oxford ...

  • Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London.

    Eurostar confirms start date for Amsterdam – London through services


    EUROPE: Cross-Channel high speed train operator Eurostar has announced the start dates for through services between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London. This follows an agreement between the governments of the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands enabling the operation of juxtaposed border controls at the Dutch departure ...

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    Polarteknik acquires Train Door Solutions


    EUROPE: Finnish door and partition wall manufacturer Polarteknik Oy has acquired UK pneumatic and electrical door systems servicing specialist Train Door Solutions Ltd under a deal completed on January 31. Established in 1999, Milton Keynes based Train Door Systems was previously owned by Nigel Mason, Vanessa ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail Class 777 arrives in Liverpool


    The first of the Stadler Class 777 EMUs to renew the Merseyrail suburban fleet is now on test. Tony Miles reports from Kirkdale.

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    Rail Business UK

    Huw Merriman elected Chair of the Transport Select Committee


    Source: (CC BY 3.0) UK: Members of Parliament elected Conservative MP for Bexhill Battle Huw Merriman as Chair of the Transport Select Committee for this parliament on January 29. He will formally take up the position once the remaining members of the Committee ...

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    Rail ticket refunds offered to Chinese customers unable to travel because of the coronavirus


    UK: Passenger operators in Great Britain have agreed to offer fee-free refunds for rail tickets purchased in China, following the suspension of flights in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Train operators and independent ticket retailers Assertis, Atomised, Click Travel, Evolvi, On Track ...

  • Long Marston rail facility
    Rail Business UK

    Porterbrook aims to put Long Marston on the global map for rail innovation


    UK: Rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook has taken a 15-year lease on property company St Modwen’s Long Marston site in Warwickshire, and will take responsibility for the future direction and development of the rail technology centre on the 55 ha former military site. The site will ...

  • GTR Paragon ID smart card machine
    Rail Business UK

    Self-service smart card machines to go live at GTR


    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway passengers will be able to obtain the operator’s ITSO-compliant The Key smart cards through self-service vending machines from February 3. Paragon ID has supplied GTR with 12 free-standing kiosks which have been installed at selected stations outside London. Passengers will use ...

  • East West Rail Bedford to Cambridge preferred route option map
    Rail Business UK

    Route for Bedford – Cambridge section of East – West Rail announced


    UK: The government has announced its preferred route for the Bedford – Cambridge section of the planned East West Rail corridor which is being developed to link Oxford and Cambridge. The announcement on January 30 follows public consultation on five route options. While the ...

  • SmartRail World is now Railway Gazette Events.

    SmartRail World becomes Railway Gazette Events


    EVENTS: Last year we saw a lot of change on the Railway Gazette Group. Now as we move into 2020, I am delighted to add more industry leading events to our growing portfolio. In 2018, our parent DVV Media International Ltd purchased Global Transport Forum, a ...