UK news – Page 16

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    Rail Business UK

    UK universities and HS2 Ltd finalise research partnership


    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has signed what it terms a ‘ground-breaking agreement’ with the UK Rail Research Innovation Network of universities and research institutions. The agreement with UKRRIN Ltd which was announced on August 14 is intended to enable HS2 ...

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    RAIB outlines Stonehaven derailment investigation as Network Rail announces immediate action


    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch issued a statement on August 14 setting out initial information about the derailment of a ScotRail passenger train near Carmont in Aberdeenshire two days earlier, which led to the death of the driver, conductor and a passenger. The HST ...

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    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the UK rail industry

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    Northern Infrastructure Pipeline proposed to help ‘build back better’


    UK: Transport for the North has set out its initial proposals for a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline, a £5bn 30-year plan for rail, road, active travel and smart ticketing projects intended to underpin greener growth. Announcing the programme on August 12, TfN suggested that some projects could ...

  • Digital Railway Simulator Driver Display, no signals just speed reminders
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    Network Change notification clarifies East Coast Digital Programme scope


    UK: Following Department for Transport approval of the funding tranche for development of the East Coast Digital Programme, Network Rail has started the regulatory Network Change process by notifying all affected operators of the agreed scope of the programme. This includes franchised train operating companies, open access, ...

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    English light rail support extended


    UK: The government has allocated further financial support for five tram and light rail networks in England as part of a commitment to provide £256m for bus and tram services for between eight and 12 weeks. The funding announced on August 8 aims to enable operators ...

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    Routes to Zero Carbon Rail webinar series announced


    UK:· The Railway Industry Association, RSSB and strategic partners Network Rail and the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network have announced the next Unlocking Innovation webinar series, which will focus on Routes to Zero Carbon Rail. There will be free 1½ h webinars every day at ...

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    HS2 Ltd calls tenders for high voltage power supply contract


    UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has begun the process of appointing contractors to provide the high voltage power supply systems. A single stage procurement is being used, with the successful bidder to deliver two separate contracts covering Design Build and Maintenance ...

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    Hitachi Rail to acquire Perpetuum in digital expansion


    UK: Hitachi Rail Ltd has agreed to acquire Southampton-based condition monitoring specialist Perpetuum as part of a strategy to strengthen the use of digital technology in rail operations. Established as a university spin-off less than a decade ago, Perpetuum developed the use of bogie-mounted self-powered ...

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    Lincoln’s IMPS secures Sri Lanka Railway order with UKEF working capital scheme


    UK: Lincoln-based diesel engine servicing and component specialist IMPS was assisted by UK Export Finance when it secured a £750 000 order to supply parts for the refurbishment of Rolls Royce engines used by Sri Lanka Railways. IMPS is an experienced exporter, selling 75% of its ...

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    Atkins appointed to reduce electrification costs


    UK: Infrastructure manager Network Rail has appointed Atkins to develop new rules for the design of overhead electrification equipment, with the aim of reducing the need for expensive bridge reconstruction and track lowering works. Announcing the contract on August 5, the SNC-Lavalin group company said electrification ...

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    UK railway news round-up


    This week’s round-up of news from the UK rail industry

  • Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains.
    Metro Report International

    London Underground’s first Chinese wagons shipped


    UK: Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Shandong has dispatched the first of 71 wagons ordered by London Underground for use on track renewal and maintenance trains. Announcing the shipment of the first batch last month, CRRC said this was the first time that a European metro ...

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    Lighting improved at high speed train depot


    UK: Two maintenance tracks at Eurostar’s high speed train depot in east London have been equipped with LED lighting supplied by J Brand Ltd. This has replaced fluorescent lighting, providing a better a quality of light to help improve working conditions and staff safety. ‘The benefits ...

  • Freightliner has acquired another 13 Class 90 electric locomotives formerly used on Greater Anglia inter-city services, bringing its fleet to 23.

    Class 90s support Freightliner decarbonisation objectives


    UK: As part of its strategy to decarbonise rail freight and operate longer trains, Freightliner has acquired another 13 Class 90 electric locomotives formerly used on Greater Anglia inter-city services, bringing its fleet to 23.

  • gb Northern Class 142 Angel Trains
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    Class 142 Pacer sale raises £80 000 for Railway Children charity


    UK: Angel Trains has raised more than £80 000 for the Railway Children charity through the sale of withdrawn Class 142 Pacer diesel multiple-units to heritage railways, community railways and the emergency services. The leasing company is also to donate a further £20 000 as part ...

  • Siemens Mobility Inspiro London trainset for the Piccadilly Line.
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    Doors ordered for London Underground’s new Piccadilly Line trains


    UK: Knorr-Bremse’s rolling stock door subsidiary IFE has won its largest ever contract, covering the supply of door systems for the trainsets which Siemens Mobility is to build for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. The ‘middle double-digit million-euro’ contract announced on August 3 ...

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    BCM Construction management buyout completed


    UK: A management buyout has been completed at rail and transport contractor BCM Construction, with founder Hugh McGarry and Finance Director Terry Sullivan selling the majority of their equity to the remaining management team members and retiring from active involvement. The deal includes associated companies Construction ...

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    ONS reclassifies Train Operating Companies as public non-financial corporations


    UK: Train Operating Companies which are operating under Emergency Measures Agreements with the UK and Scottish governments have been reclassified as public non-financial corporations, the Office for National Statistics announced on July 31. The reclassification, which is backdated to April 1, is a statistical matter which ...

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    Hull Trains announces date for service restart


    UK: Open access operator Hull Trains has announced plans to restart its East Yorkshire to London inter-city services during August. As a non-franchised operator Hull Trains must survive on a purely commercial basis. It did not qualify for the emergency support which the Department of Transport ...