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    Further delay to Elizabeth Line opening

    2019-11-08T10:18:00Z

    UK: Elizabeth Line project promoter Crossrail Ltd has announced further delays and cost increases to the project. Earlier this year Crossrail Ltd announced that it had identified a six-month delivery window between October 2020 and March 2021. Its updated forecast is that the tunnels under central ...

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    Tomorrow’s Living Station report considers the future of stations

    2019-11-08T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail and Arup have published ‘Tomorrow’s Living Station’, a report exploring the future role of stations in towns and cities, and how they might need to evolve to keep up with changing needs. It considers three themes: stations as the centre of movement for ...

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    Chinese interest in British Steel bid

    2019-11-07T06:00:00Z

    UK: British Steel has announced that the Official Receiver is holding discussions with a Chinese bidder which is interested in purchasing the whole of the business in a strategic acquisition which would support the development of its operations outside of China. The potential bidder began visits ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-11-07T05:00:00Z

    Transport for the North has published an open message to political parties ahead of the start of the general election campaigns, calling on them to commit to ‘the full £39bn Northern Powerhouse Rail network and HS2, as well as devolved budgets and a clear pipeline of ...

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    London journey planner tweaked to incorporate data analytics insights

    2019-11-06T14:05:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has made changes to its journey planner following analysis of depersonalised wi-fi connection data from the mobile devices of passengers at London Underground stations. TfL previously relied on customer surveys of passenger flows, but the analysis of 2·7 billion ...

  • Translink Group CEO Chris Conway and Graham Civil Engineering Managing Director Leo Martin at the site of the Belfast Transport Hub.
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    Belfast Transport Hub early works contractor appointed

    2019-11-06T13:43:00Z

    UK: Translink has appointed Graham Civil Engineering to undertake site preparation works for the Belfast Transport Hub project to develop an integrated rail, bus and coach interchange. To be built on Translink property near the current Great Victoria Street station and Europa Bus Centre, the Belfast ...

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    Porterbrook completes £250m refinancing

    2019-11-06T05:00:00Z

    UK: Porterbrook has announced the successful refinancing of its £250m public bond, locking in low funding costs 12 months ahead of the bond’s maturity in October 2020. A £100m samurai loan has been raised from a syndicate of four Japanese institutional investors, in what Porterbrook said ...

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    Southeastern trials hidden disability awareness aids

    2019-11-05T05:00:00Z

    UK: Southeastern is running trials of two hidden disability awareness schemes on the Tonbridge – Hastings route, and if successful hopes to roll them out more widely across the 176 stations it serves. Passengers who have difficulties communicating can use a Just A Minute card to ...

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    Metro training centre to be fitted with depot protection system

    2019-11-05T04:00:00Z

    UK: Main contractor Galliford Try has awarded Zonegreen a contract to install its Depot Personnel Protection System at an £8·4m training and light maintenance facility which it is building for Tyne Wear Metro operator Nexus. Intended to provide a wide ...

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    Talgo UK established and Longannet agreement signed

    2019-11-04T14:53:00Z

    UK: Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has appointed its UK Ireland representative Jon Veitch as Managing Director of Talgo UK, and has signed a framework agreement with Scottish Enterprise and Transport Scotland for the establishment of a manufacturing plant at Longannet in Fife should it ...

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    Longer peaks increase Victoria Line capacity

    2019-11-04T14:09:00Z

    UK: Transport for London introduced a new timetable for London Underground’s Victoria Line on November 4 that doubles the length of time during which services run at 100 sec headways. Following the completion of a signalling upgrade in 2017, Victoria Line services have been running every ...

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    InPost installs delivery lockers at stations

    2019-11-04T05:00:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway and InPost have announced a partnership which will see automated parcel pick-up and drop-off lockers installed at 11 stations. Users will be able to collect items from a range of retailers including Boohoo, NastyGal and Holland Barrett, and return items ...

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    East Midlands Railway launches The Platform feedback tool

    2019-11-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: East Midlands Railway has launched The Platform, an online community where customers can share their experiences which is managed by independent research company Breaking Blue. ‘We currently have a post travel survey in existence which is very good for giving us statistics on how to ...

  • Transport for London has selected CAF to supply 43 five-car driverless light metro trains for the Docklands Light Railway.
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    Thales wins Docklands Light Railway signalling contracts

    2019-10-31T11:12:00Z

    UK: Thales has been awarded two contracts for signalling and train control equipment on the Docklands Light Railway light metro in east London, the supplier announced on October 31. Transport for London has awarded Thales a contract to supply upgrades to the signalling software subsystems on ...

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    Freight to be focus of Shift2Rail successor

    2019-10-31T09:19:00Z

    EUROPE: Freight is likely to be a core focus of the successor to the Shift2Rail joint technology initiative, S2R Executive Director Carlo Borghini told Railway Gazette on October 30 on the sidelines of the World Congress on Railway Research in Tokyo. While the so-called Shift2Rail ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-10-31T05:00:00Z

    The Rail Delivery Group is a partner in the ‘ It’s everyone’s journey ’ campaign to make public transport more inclusive which was launched by the Department for Transport with industry, disability groups and disabled people on October 29. ‘We want everyone to be able to ...

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    Railway Industry Association responds to general election vote

    2019-10-30T15:34:00Z

    UK: ‘We hope there will not be significant hiatus in rail work or the development of supportive policy for any longer than necessary’, said Railway Industry Association CEO Darren Caplan after the House of Commons voted on October 29 for a general election to be held on ...

  • The Northern franchise which Arriva has operated since April 2016 faces three specific challenges which have severely impacted on performance.
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    Northern rail crisis is a ‘collective system inability’, says Arriva UK Trains MD

    2019-10-30T07:30:00Z

    Arriva UK Trains Managing Director Chris Burchell talks to Rail Business UK about ongoing problems at the Northern franchise, where performance has been hit by the late delivery of new trains, a series of industrial disputes and the inability of the infrastructure to handle the timetable.

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    Vivarail to relocate

    2019-10-30T06:10:00Z

    UK: Vivarail is to move its main manufacturing base from the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston to Southam near Leamington Spa. The company said the relocation was driven by its growing order book and its development of a ‘full suite of emission-free trains’ based ...

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    Ordnance Survey data released in effort to reduce bridge strikes

    2019-10-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Mapping agency Ordnance Survey has permitted Transport for London to release a free-to-use dataset providing road freight operators, developers and academics with detailed information about height restrictions such as low bridges, tunnels and other barriers across roads within Greater London. TfL hopes this will help ...