UK news – Page 20

  • Infrarail has been rescheduled.
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    Infrarail rescheduled to take place alongside Railtex 2021

    2020-03-26T16:33:00Z

    UK: The Infrarail 2020 railway infrastructure trade fair has been rescheduled because of the coronavirus outbreak. It will now be co-located with the Railtex 2021 exhibition of railway equipment and services, which is due to be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on May 11-13 ...

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    Edinburgh tram extension site works on hold during pandemic

    2020-03-26T11:40:00Z

    UK: Edinburgh Council has instructed contractors Morrison Utility Services and Sacyr Farrans Neopul to cease site works for the construction of the tramway extension from York Place to Newhaven. The contractors are to make the construction sites safe by the end of the week before shutting ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-03-26T06:00:00Z

    Network Rail has temporarily extended all Sentinel railway competences and medical certificates by four months, in order to mitigate the risk of not having sufficient skilled people to maintain the network safely for freight and key worker services. Rail Alliance is providing its members ...

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    Solo Rail Solutions works with Manufacturing Technology Centre

    2020-03-25T06:00:00Z

    UK: Train interior manufacturer Solo Rail Solutions has entered into a collaborative project with the Manufacturing Technology Centre, which specialises in digital and additive manufacturing, intelligent automation and robotics. Solo is working with MTC as part of the government’s SME Reach project. It will focus on ...

  • Crossrail Ltd announced on March 24 that work on the cross-London rail project would be suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Crossrail work suspended

    2020-03-24T15:55:00Z

    UK: Crossrail Ltd announced on March 24 that work on the cross-London rail project would be suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The organisation said it was working with its Tier 1 contractors to safely close down sites at the earliest opportunity. The announcement came amid ...

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    East Coast resignalling partners appointed

    2020-03-24T15:05:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has selected Siemens Mobility and Atkins as its partners for the programme to roll out ETCS Level 2 train control and traffic management on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line.

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    Tracsis acquires ticketing software specialist iBlocks

    2020-03-24T06:00:00Z

    UK: Transport software company Tracsis plc has acquired smart ticketing, back office and automated delay repay specialist iBlocks. Tracsis said the acquisition would support its objective of strengthening its rail product portfolio in areas where it can offer a unique market proposition. The company would gain ...

  • The Department for Transport has given the franchised passenger train operators it is responsible for the opportunity to move to temporary management contracts.
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    UK train operators offered management contracts or nationalisation

    2020-03-23T10:29:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has given the franchised passenger train operators it is responsible for the opportunity to move to temporary management contracts. On March 23 DfT said it would temporarily suspend existing franchise agreements and transfer all revenue and cost risk to the government ...

  • Stadler Flirt EMU for Greater Anglia’s Stansted Express service between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport (Photo: Greater Anglia/Nick Strugnell).
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    Quartz keeps watch to help keep time

    2020-03-23T06:00:00Z

    UK: Greater Anglia has begun using software which was developed by Amey Consulting for Network Rail to better understand the performance of trains at stations and individual platforms. The Quartz software filters through existing train monitoring data streams to quickly and simply present to-the-second punctuality at ...

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    Manchester Metrolink opens Trafford Park line

    2020-03-22T13:20:00Z

    UK: The 5·5 km Manchester Metrolink light rail extension to the Trafford Centre shopping complex was opened for revenue service on March 22, around seven months ahead of the original target date.

  • Clayton Equipment has agreed a contract to supply a further two Hybrid+ CBD90 battery-diesel locomotives to Tata Steel’s Port Talbot steelworks
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    Steelworks locomotive order

    2020-03-21T06:00:00Z

    UK: Clayton Equipment has agreed a contract to supply a further two Hybrid+ CBD90 battery-diesel locomotives to Tata Steel’s Port Talbot steelworks, taking the total order to five. The CBD90 is a 90 tonne Bo-Bo locomotive are powered by a EU Stage V compliant diesel engine, ...

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    Transport Select Committee to question Shapps on coronavirus implications

    2020-03-20T14:33:00Z

    UK: The House of Commons Transport Select Committee is to question Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps about the impact of coronavirus on transport at 14.30 on March 25. As the situation changes daily, the Committee will be asking how the Department for Transport is ...

  • The government and rail sector have agreed a plan for the gradual reduction of train services to reflect lower passenger demand as people stop unnecessary travel and decrease non-essential social contact
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    Rail services to be reduced to match demand and provide resilience

    2020-03-20T12:57:00Z

    UK: The government and rail sector have agreed a plan for the gradual reduction of train services to reflect lower passenger demand as people stop unnecessary travel and decrease non-essential social contact in line with advice to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Under plans ...

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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 ...