UK news – Page 18

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    Welsh language announcements go live

    2020-03-20T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has used technology from Amazon and Ivona to develop an information system called Geraint, enabling it to make Welsh-language information available at 171 of the 222 stations in Wales. Previously only a quarter of the stations had a system which worked for ...

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    London Underground, rail and bus services cut by coronavirus

    2020-03-19T16:27:00Z

    UK: Major cuts to metro, rail and bus services were announced by Transport for London on March 18, with the operator explaining that Mayor of London Sadiq Khan had asked it to focus on enabling ‘critical workers to make essential journeys’ during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

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    Siemens and BCRRE agree long-term research partnership

    2020-03-19T15:00:00Z

    UK: The University of Birmingham and Siemens Mobility Ltd have announced an academic framework research collaboration, deepening the relationship between the two organisations. The collaboration is intended to allow the University of Birmingham and Siemens Mobility to ‘advance the industrial application of fundamental academic research, whilst ...

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    Rail industry forms Coronavirus Joint Forum

    2020-03-19T11:20:00Z

    UK: Trade unions and industry leaders agreed on March 18 to set up a Rail Industry Coronavirus Joint Forum. This will engage at a senior level to support a collective industry response and help to ensure that the railway can continue to operate during the coronavirus crisis. ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-03-19T06:00:00Z

    The railway between Edenbridge and Tonbridge reopened on March 16 after Network Rail and contractor BAM Nuttall completed work to repair a landslip on a 30 m section of embankment around the River Eden which had closed the line from December 22. A further 400 ...

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    Elizabeth Line CCTV maintenance contract awarded

    2020-03-18T07:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Telent a contract to support and maintain the Elizabeth Line driver-only operation CCTV system, which enables train drivers to view images from platform cameras on in-cab monitors to ensure safe departure. The mission-critical communications specialist has been maintaining the CCTV ...

  • Dyer & Butler has undertaken a number of emergency response schemes on behalf of Network Rail
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    Dyer & Butler undertakes winter emergency response works

    2020-03-18T06:00:00Z

    UK: Infrastructure services specialist Dyer Butler has undertaken a number of emergency response schemes on behalf of Network Rail over the winter period, including embankment strengthening, flooding protection and drainage repairs following heavy rain across the infrastructure manager’s Kent, Sussex and Wessex routes. Its ...

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    First of Greater Anglia’s Aventra EMUs on test

    2020-03-17T13:38:00Z

    UK: Greater Anglia has begun testing the first of the 111 Aventra 25 kV 50 Hz electric multiple-units being supplied by Bombardier Transportation for its London commuter routes. In the early hours of March 17, the EMU was tested on the Southend Victoria line in what ...

  • Road-rail vehicle provider Quattro Group has acquired the assets of Wrexham-based Road Rail Cranes Ltd, including its road-rail vehicles, trailers, support vehicles and ancillary equipment.
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    Quattro Group acquires assets of Road Rail Cranes Ltd

    2020-03-17T12:00:00Z

    UK: Road-rail vehicle provider Quattro Group has acquired the assets of Wrexham-based Road Rail Cranes Ltd, including its road-rail vehicles, trailers, support vehicles and ancillary equipment. This expands Quattro Group’s existing fleet of 1 000 rail, road and construction machines based at 17 depots in the ...

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    Lighter weight platform coping stones developed

    2020-03-17T06:00:00Z

    UK: Norfolk-based contractor RG Carter worked with Greater Anglia to create a platform edge coping stone weighing almost half as much as previous designs. This meant smaller machinery was needed to move and install the coping stones during the construction of a 80 m platform at Sheringham ...

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    Aerodynamic research facilities enhanced

    2020-03-16T14:11:00Z

    UK: The University of Birmingham’s Transient Aerodynamic Investigation facility at Derby’s Rail Technology Centre business park has reopened following a £1·5m renovation. Part of the University of Birmingham’s Birmingham Centre for Railway Research Education, the TRAIN rig with an instrumented 150 m long track ...

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    Transport for London forecasts £500m financial impact from coronavirus

    2020-03-16T13:26:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has issued an update on how the coronavirus has affected passenger numbers and how it intends to utilise its reserves to manage the forecast initial financial impact of £500m. On March 16 TfL said it had seen an underlying softness in demand ...

  • QED worked with public access staircase specialist UK System Scaffold Hire to ensure access to Moorside station in Greater Manchester was maintained while it was being refurbished.
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    Rapid assembly staircase maintains station access

    2020-03-16T12:00:00Z

    UK: Scaffolding contractor QED worked with public access staircase specialist UK System Scaffold Hire to ensure access to Moorside station in Greater Manchester was maintained while it was being refurbished. The companies said the Haki Public Access Staircase offered a 70% reduction in erection time compared ...

  • Zonegreen has installed the latest generation of its Depot Personnel Protection System at the Northam site in Southampton
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    Zonegreen updates Northam depot protection system

    2020-03-16T06:00:00Z

    UK: Zonegreen has installed the latest generation of its Depot Personnel Protection System at the Northam site in Southampton where Siemens Mobility maintains rolling stock for South Western Railway. This follows a similar installation at Kings Heath in Northampton last year. The supplier said the upgraded ...

  • Siemens Mobility has begun recruiting apprentices for its future Goole train manufacturing facility
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    Recruitment of apprentices for Goole train factory begins

    2020-03-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has begun recruiting apprentices for its future Goole train manufacturing facility, with 12 three-year Level 3 Rail Engineering Technician Apprenticeship positions to be among the first of up to 700 jobs it expects to create at the site. The apprentices will start in ...

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    Harsco Rail awarded mobile maintenance train contract

    2020-03-12T12:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Harsco Corp’s Rail division a US$25m contract to operate and maintain its fleet of eight mobile maintenance trains for three years from April, with an optional two-year extension. The MMTs were built by Robel and entered service from 2015. Designed ...

  • The Association of Community Rail Partnerships and West Midlands Trains have published Connected Stations, a free toolkit focused on community-led station travel planning
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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-03-12T06:00:00Z

    The House of Commons Transport Select Committee ’s programme for spring 2020 incudes ‘High Speed 2: Next steps’, a planned a one-off session looking at the key future of challenges of the project, including integration between HS2 and rail services in the North and Midlands. ...

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    Rail in the 2020 budget

    2020-03-11T17:12:00Z

    UK: ‘We’re also going to build better railways’, said Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak when he presented his budget to Parliament on March 11. The budget included: £20m to develop an outline business case with detailed designs and costings for the Midlands Rail ...

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    Greater Anglia completes directly-managed Norwich Victoria sidings project

    2020-03-11T06:00:00Z

    UK: Greater Anglia has opened four sidings able to stable 12-car trains just outside Norwich station, with its first train using the facility on March 3. The operator directly managed the nine-month Norwich Victoria sidings project in its biggest infrastructure scheme to date, with Keltbray ...

  • Real-time personalised customer communication technology developer Zipabout is now targeting European and non-rail markets
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    Zipabout targets European growth with passenger information platform

    2020-03-10T06:00:00Z

    UK: Real-time personalised customer communication technology developer Zipabout is now targeting European and non-rail markets with its Passenger Connect platform, having completed a £1·35m funding round and appointed Crispin Humm as Chief Business Development Officer. Currently used by National Rail Enquiries, LNER and ScotRail, Passenger ...