UK news – Page 22

  • Kevin Tribley
    Rail Business UK

    Angel Trains CEO to retire

    2020-06-04T10:40:00Z

    UK: Kevin Tribley is to retire as CEO of Angel Trains on September 1, the rolling stock leasing company announced on June 4. He has been with Angel Trains for 21 years, and on the board for 11 years as Commercial Director, ...

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    Welsh Government announces £65m Emergency Measures Agreement

    2020-06-04T07:00:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government is to provide up to £65m over the next six months through an Emergency Measures Agreement to ensure that Wales Borders passenger services can continue to operate. This will also ensure key infrastructure projects can be delivered, and fund free ...

  • Cumbrian Coast repairs
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-06-04T05:00:00Z

    Northern services between Whitehaven and Workington on the Cumbrian Coast line resumed on June 1 following an 11-week closure to repair damage caused by three consecutive storms in March. A bridge at Parton has been replaced after being irreparably damaged, and track re-laid. Work to strengthen ...

  • Hull Trains Paragon fleet
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    Union calls for government support for open access operators

    2020-06-03T13:09:00Z

    UK: The RMT trade union has written to the Secretary of State for Transport calling on the government to intervene to support open access operators Hull Trains and Grand Central. Unlike franchised operators, the open access companies which are owned by FirstGroup and Arriva have not ...

  • Transport for the North’s members have called for sustained investment in the region’s rail network and a commitment to ‘quick wins’ as well as high speed links
    Rail Business UK

    Focus on ‘five Cs’ to maximise potential of rail investment, says Transport for the North

    2020-06-03T08:56:00Z

    UK: Transport for the North’s members have called for sustained investment in the region’s rail network and a commitment to ‘quick wins’ as well as high speed links in evidence submitted to the National Infrastructure Commission to support its development of an Integrated Rail Plan. ...

  • Fugro’s train-based RILA technology attached to a passenger train in St Ives.
    Rail Business UK

    Fugro awarded Network Rail Western Route track survey contract

    2020-06-03T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded Fugro a contract to undertake an asset and track position survey covering almost 1 600 route-km on its Western Route in England. This follows similar work in Wales during 2019. The capture of data on an estimated 97 % of all ...

  • Patrick Jeantet
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    Jeantet ousted from Keolis over ‘strategic differences’

    2020-06-02T15:34:00Z

    FRANCE: Former SNCF Réseau chief executive Patrick Jeantet has been dismissed as Chairman of Groupe Keolis with immediate effect, the company’s Supervisory Board announced on June 2. A new Executive Committee has been formed to oversee the business pending the appointment of a successor.

  • A £2·7bn vision to provide fast and frequent rail, tram, bus and road connections to the future HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published by a partnership of councils, transport bodies and East Midlands Airport.
    Rail Business UK

    £2·7bn plan for transport links to Toton HS2 hub

    2020-06-02T06:00:00Z

    UK: A £2·7bn vision to provide fast and frequent rail, tram, bus and road connections to the future HS2 East Midlands Hub station at Toton has been published by a partnership of councils, transport bodies and East Midlands Airport. More than ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London extends use of RISQS

    2020-06-02T04:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has extended its use of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme, and now requires the RISQS for supplier selection across London Underground, Major Projects, the Elizabeth Line, London Overground, Trams and Docklands Light Railway. ‘By extending the use of RISQS for supplier ...

  • Transport for the North has appointed consultancy and construction company Mace to lead the programme support office for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme.
    Rail Business UK

    Mace awarded Northern Powerhouse Rail programme support contract

    2020-06-01T15:00:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: Transport for the North has appointed consultancy and construction company Mace to lead the programme support office for the Northern Powerhouse Rail programme. An expanded and embedded Mace team will work on NPR over the next 12 months and beyond, with ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Free RIA webinar to showcase export opportunities in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland

    2020-06-01T09:18:00Z

    EUROPE: The UK’s Department for International Trade and the Railway Industry Association have added a further event in June to their series of free webinars designed to assist British rail industry suppliers who are looking to win export business in Europe. The fourth event in the ...

  • Siemens Trainguard ETCS
    Rail Business UK

    Freight locomotive ETCS design contract awarded

    2020-06-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Siemens Mobility has awarded DB ESG a contract to undertake design work for the first-in-class installation of Trainguard 200 ETCS equipment on Class 47, 57, 59 and 60 freight locomotives. This forms part of Network Rail’s ETCS Freight Train Fitment Programme, and follow successful progress ...

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    Stadler orders ABB traction and energy storage technology

    2020-05-31T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: So far this year Stadler has awarded ABB orders worth more than US$180m to provide traction systems and battery energy storage for locomotives and trainsets to be supplied to operators in Europe and North America. This total includes customised electrical equipment for the 71 multiple-units ...

  • LNER FutureLabs
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    Start-ups selected for LNER FutureLabs innovation programme

    2020-05-29T13:18:00Z

    UK: London North Eastern Railway has selected five start-ups to participate in its FutureLabs innovation accelerator programme. Pitches via Microsoft Teams video conferencing were invited in three areas: More Journeys More Often; Personalised Customer Experience and Responsible Business. The winners were: QikServe, which ...

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    Govia Thameslink Railway uses 30-day ‘coronavirus killer’

    2020-05-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway’s entire train fleet as well as stations and staff areas have been treated with Zoono, a viruscide which is designed to stick to surfaces and inactivate the coronavirus for up to 30 days. The product is applied on a 21-day cycle, and a ...

  • Whitton_Railway_Station
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-05-28T07:15:00Z

    InPost is to install parcel lockers at more than 40 South Western Railway stations, starting with 14 in Greater London. ‘Our stations sit at the heart of the communities we serve, and we want them to offer more than simply a place for customers to travel ...

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    Andy Byford to become London’s next Transport Commissioner

    2020-05-27T14:39:00Z

    UK: The former President & Chief Executive Officer of New York City Transit Authority Andy Byford is to return to the UK as the next Commissioner of Transport for London, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced on May 27.

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    Metro Report International

    UK government aims to ‘permanently change’ transport use as tram and bus funding announced

    2020-05-27T09:30:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: ‘We must plan our route to recovery’, said Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing on May 23, when he announced £283m of funding ‘to ensure that more buses, trams and light rail networks return ...

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    Rail Business UK

    10 rail schemes awarded business case development funding

    2020-05-27T08:58:00Z

    UK: The allocation of funding to support the development of business cases for 10 proposed rail enhancement projects was announced by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps on May 23. He said this formed part of the government’s plan ‘to reverse some of the 1960s ...

  • gb Greater Anglia Aventra accessibility (2)
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    Accessibility features of Greater Anglia Aventra EMUs highlighted

    2020-05-26T09:00:00Z

    UK: Greater Anglia has unveiled the accessibility features of the Class 720 Aventra electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation is supplying to operate outer-suburban commuter services into London Liverpool Street. ‘Our new trains will be much better for our disabled customers’, said Rebecca ...