UK news – Page 12

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    DfT preparing for future passenger franchise options

    2020-05-04T11:34:00Z

    UK: Having temporarily suspended its franchise agreements with passenger train operators, the Department for Transport is currently considering its options for what may follow the Emergency Measures Agreements announced on March 23.

  • The City of London has awarded Dyer & Butler a contract for strengthening works over the Snow Hill Tunnel between City Thameslink and Farringdon stations as part of the £337m development of the new Museum of London site at West Smithfield
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    Dyer & Butler to undertake Snow Hill Tunnel strengthening works

    2020-05-04T05:00:00Z

    Source: Secchi Smith UK: The City of London has awarded Dyer Butler a contract for strengthening works over the Snow Hill Tunnel between City Thameslink and Farringdon stations as part of the £337m development of the new Museum of London site at West ...

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    Edinburgh – London open access service takes shape

    2020-05-01T06:00:00Z

    UK: With the first of five Hitachi-built trainsets delivered to the UK for fitting out, FirstGroup has appointed the leadership team for its low-cost open access service between Edinburgh and London, which is scheduled to start running from October 2021. Helen Wylde has been appointed as ...

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    ScotRail delivers material for hospital scrubs

    2020-05-01T04:00:00Z

    UK: ScotRail has transported 30 bales of fabric from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness so volunteer group NHS Scotland for the Love of Scrubs can make them into hospital scrubs for NHS staff. The material was loaded on to an off-peak service on April 24. ...

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    Transport Select Committee calls for changes to season ticket refunds

    2020-04-30T09:56:00Z

    UK: Chair of the Transport Select Committee Huw Merriman MP has written to the Secretary of State for Transport calling for changes to the refund rules for season ticket holders whose journeys have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The Committee said there ...

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    Transport for London furloughs 25% of employees as fares income drops 90%

    2020-04-30T07:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London placed 7 000 staff or around 25% of its employees on furlough for an initial period of three weeks from April 27, reporting that its main source of income ‘has almost disappeared’ in the light of government advice not to travel because of ...

  • The Rail Supply Group has launched a survey seeking views on the operational impact of Covid-19 on the rail supply chain and the path to recovery.
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    Supply chain’s views on Covid-19 recovery sought

    2020-04-30T05:10:00Z

    UK: The Rail Supply Group has launched a survey seeking views on the operational impact of Covid-19 on the rail supply chain and the path to recovery. Information from the survey, which opened on April 30, will inform the work of a coronavirus taskforce established ...

  • Network Rail Manchester hospital
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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-04-30T05:00:00Z

    Network Rail provided logistics and project management expertise to help deliver the NHS Nightingale Hospital North West in Manchester. Volunteers specialising in supply chain and logistics worked with the Army Reserve and NHS to get the temporary hospital at the Manchester Central conference centre open over ...

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    Transport Support Unit formed

    2020-04-29T07:00:00Z

    UK: The government has announced the formation of a UK-wide Transport Support Unit which is ‘dedicated to fighting this pandemic’ by making use of spare transport capacity for logistics services to assist frontline responders while ridership is significantly reduced. Network Rail has the eighth largest commercial ...

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    Gin distillery supplies Network Rail with hand sanitiser

    2020-04-29T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail’s Central route has bought 300 bottles of hand sanitiser produced by the Piston Gin distillery in Worcester. The hand sanitiser is being used in signal boxes across the route, as well as at the main signalling centre in Birmingham where signallers are working ...

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    UK announces support for light rail during the pandemic

    2020-04-28T13:07:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has confirmed that a ‘multi-million pound’ package of emergency funding will be provided for light rail networks as part of measures aimed at keeping essential transport services running during the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement covers the light rail networks in Sheffield, ...

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    GBRf trials EMU to move medical supplies

    2020-04-27T15:04:00Z

    UK: GB Railfreight has trialled the use of a commuter EMU for express delivery of parcels, with a view to delivering urgent medical supplies to major hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Harsco targets UK light rail with specialist grinder

    2020-04-27T10:51:00Z

    UK: Infrastructure maintenance company Harsco Rail and small plant manufacturer Möser Maschinenbau have joined forces to launch the Ro-V 149 road-rail grinding machine in the UK. The grinding machine is aimed particularly at tram and light rail operators who in the past have generally relied on ...

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    DB Cargo UK launches service ‘despite economic downturn’

    2020-04-27T08:00:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK has begun a weekly service moving aggregates from Peak Forest in Derbyshire to Small Heath in Birmingham on behalf of CEMEX. ‘It’s great to be in a position to continue to offer our customers new opportunities in the current economic climate’, ...

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    Great Anglia temporarily closes ticket offices during lockdown

    2020-04-27T06:00:00Z

    UK: With its passenger numbers down by more than 90%, Greater Anglia temporarily closed 34 ticket offices with effect from April 19 and reduced opening hours at a further seven. Offices consistently selling less than 20 tickets/day have been closed, except for those near big hospitals. ...

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    ‘Confident and contemporary’ Curzon Street HS2 station approved

    2020-04-24T10:16:00Z

    Curzon Street station UK: Birmingham City Council granted planning permission for the Curzon Street High Speed 2 station on April 23. Invitations to tender for the construction contract are to be issued this summer. The council’s report said the ...

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    NR concludes ‘biggest upgrading at Guildford in 40 years’

    2020-04-24T06:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail completed a 10-day rehabilitation of the railway around Guildford on April 20. Around 1 500 metres of new track was installed on the lines approaching Guildford from Worplesdon and Wanborough, 41 track circuits were refurbished to improve reliability and 1 200 metres of ...

  • Industry sources confirm that train operating companies have been asked to prepare to reinstate a significant number of services from May 18.
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    UK government planning increase in rail services from May 18

    2020-04-23T16:28:00Z

    UK: Despite an explicit denial of any proposals to increase passenger rail services when First Secretary of State Dominic Raab was questioned at the government’s daily coronavirus press briefing on April 22, industry sources confirm that train operating companies have been asked to prepare to reinstate a ...

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    DB Cargo UK names new CEO

    2020-04-23T14:35:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK’s Chief Financial Officer, Andrea Rossi, will become Chief Executive on September 1, succeeding Hans-Georg Werner who announced in 2015 that he intended to retire when his current contract comes to an end this year. Rossi has worked for ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-04-23T06:00:00Z

    Northern Ireland transport operator Translink has wrapped two of NI Railways ’ CAF diesel multiple-units in ‘trainbows’ to support the #ChaseTheRainbow movement to display ‘rainbows of hope’ while promoting the advice to stay home during the Covid-19 crisis. 3Squared has obtained ...