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  • Infrastructure renewals (Photo: Network Rail).
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    Software speeds up Network Rail’s track renewals planning

    2020-04-20T08:08:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has adopted the University of Salford’s Thinklab tool to support its track renewal programme. Thinklab is a UE4-powered 4D simulation platform intended to model engineering possessions in a virtual simulation environment. NR is using the tool to improve the efficiency, cost and ...

  • On-train infotainment provider GoMedia is to use sentiment analysis software from Wordnerds to help train operators make sense of passengers’ comments in social media posts, online reviews, surveys and forums.
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    Sentiment analysis to help train operators understand passenger feedback

    2020-04-17T07:00:00Z

    FEEDBACK: On-train infotainment provider GoMedia is to use sentiment analysis software from Wordnerds to help train operators make sense of passengers’ comments in social media posts, online reviews, surveys and forums. ‘We are developing a range of digital solutions to give operators timely data, so that ...

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    Wabtec Rail to overhaul Class 158 DMUs

    2020-04-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: Leasing company Angel Trains has awarded Wabtec Rail a contract to undertake the C4 overhaul of 40 Class 158 diesel multiple-units. The contract includes 24 two-car units operated by Transport for Wales. These require a full vehicle and bogie C4 overhaul, which will begin in ...

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    Trains branded in tribute to the NHS

    2020-04-16T14:11:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway has applied special branding to three electric multiple-units in tribute to National Health Service staff fighting the coronavirus pandemic. ‘There are more than 50 hospitals across our network and we are carrying more than 200 000 key ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-04-16T06:00:00Z

    Specialist abseiling teams contractors have secured a rock cutting at Aughton Park station in Lancashire, removing loose material, inspecting drainage and monitoring the ground conditions. Network Rail ’s Wales Western Region has awarded commercial services framework contracts with a ...

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    LNER Reserves launched to connect staff with voluntary organisations

    2020-04-15T15:56:00Z

    UK: Inter-city operator LNER has launched the LNER Reserves scheme to connect its staff wishing to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic with organisations including the National Health Service, the emergency services, partner charity Campaign Against Living Miserably, FareShare, The Trussell Trust, Age UK and the National Council ...

  • HS2 Ltd has issued Notice to Proceed with full detailed design and construction of the 225 km London – West Midlands Phase 1 of the high speed network.
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    High Speed 2 Notice to Proceed issued

    2020-04-15T10:24:00Z

    UK: On April 15 the Department for Transport gave project promoter HS2 Ltd approval to issue its four main works civils contractors with Notice to Proceed with full detailed design and construction of the 225 km London – West Midlands Phase 1 of the high speed network. ...

  • Leeds station during the Covid-19 measures
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    Unlocking innovation event goes virtual

    2020-04-15T06:00:00Z

    UK: Because of Covid-19, the Railway Industry Association’s Digital Journeys for Passengers Rail Freight event within its Unlocking Innovation programme is to be held as a series of daily webinars from 14.00 to 15.00 during the week commencing April 20. The topics be discussed ...

  • Hitachi’s Newton Aycliffe plant.
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    Hitachi Rail begins to restart production

    2020-04-14T14:49:00Z

    UK: Hitachi Rail began a staged restart of rolling stock production at its Newton Aycliffe site on April 14. Work had been put on hold during March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Our priority continues to be the safety and well being of all ...

  • Social distancing briefing during Primrose Hill tunnel work
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    RSSB publishes updated rail industry health & safety strategy

    2020-04-14T06:00:00Z

    Source: Network Rail UK: RSSB has published a new version of its Leading Health Safety on Britain’s Railway strategy. This sets out areas where the industry needs to co-operate to achieve a step-change in performance, recognising that there are still significant risks involved ...

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    Rosehill Rail to provide advice to other companies seeking to win export business

    2020-04-13T06:00:00Z

    UK: Rosehill Rail’s parent company has been named an Export Champion by the Department for International Trade, following its continued expansion in overseas markets. As an Export Champion the company will offer practical advice and encouragement to other businesses in the Northern Powerhouse ...

  • Transport for Wales has worked with technology company One Big Circle Ltd to fit trains with ‘smart’ cameras designed to automatically record, analyse and report lineside vegetation risks.
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    Automated vegetation monitoring technology deployed in train cabs

    2020-04-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has worked with technology company One Big Circle Ltd to fit trains with ‘smart’ cameras designed to automatically record, analyse and report lineside vegetation risks. The Automated Intelligent Video Review system is a lightweight train-borne device that sits inside the cab windscreen ...

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    Covid-19 could push more Asia – Europe freight to rail

    2020-04-09T11:36:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: ‘I believe that the impact of Covid-19 will push many shippers to rethink their supply chains, and that could well see a lot more Asia-Europe air and ocean freight traffic moving permanently to the rail freight option’, said Philip Stephenson, Chairman of Davies Turner, after the ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-04-09T06:00:00Z

    Network Rail has announced a move to immediate payments for its suppliers to provide firms with a boost to their cashflow during the coronavirus crisis. This means payment could be up to seven days quicker for SMEs and up to 28 days quicker for other suppliers. ...

  • A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group
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    Urban Transport Group details Covid-19 challenges

    2020-04-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group, which represents transport bodies in London, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne Wear, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ...

  • Class 720 Aventra electric multiple-unit for Greater Anglia at Bombardier Transportation’s factory in Derby.
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    Bombardier Transportation UK to restart production with revised working practices

    2020-04-08T15:50:00Z

    UK: Bombardier Transportation UK is to restart rolling stock production at its Derby factory and heavy maintenance at its Ilford site on April 14, with component overhaul at Crewe to follow the next day. The company had announced a temporary pause in operations on March 25 ...

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    ACoRP becomes the Community Rail Network

    2020-04-08T11:15:00Z

    UK: The Association of Community Rail Partnerships was rebranded as the Community Rail Network on April 6. The organisation worked with agency David Carroll Co to develop the ‘new, inclusive identity’ which it plans to use to raise its profile as part of the ...

  • The Office of Rail & Road has closed its formal study of the UK signalling market
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    ORR closes signalling market study owing to Covid-19

    2020-04-08T10:57:00Z

    UK: The Office of Rail Road has closed the formal study of the UK signalling market which it had launched in January to explore whether there were any competition issues affecting the supply chain, and to determine if any action were needed. ‘Given the ...

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    RSSB publishes 2020-21 business plan

    2020-04-08T06:00:00Z

    UK: Safety and standards body RSSB has published its business plan for 2020-21, developed in consultation with its members, affiliates and the wider rail industry. This includes: Safer Rail: a ‘refreshed’ health and safety strategy with dedicated resources allocated for implementation; ...

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    Performance improves as services cut

    2020-04-07T10:39:00Z

    UK: Train operating companies have been reporting a marked improvement in performance on normally congested routes, following the significant reductions in passenger services to provide only a basic ‘key workers timetable’ during the coronavirus pandemic.