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    Bombardier Transportation appoints UK region president

    2019-10-11T04:00:00Z

    UK: Bombardier Transportation has appointed Matt Byrne as President of its UK Region and Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd. He replaces Phil Hufton who has decided to step down for personal reasons, but has agreed to stay for a short period to ensure a smooth handover. ...

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    South Western Railway rolls out Infor asset management system

    2019-10-10T05:00:00Z

    UK: Passenger operator South Western Railway has opted to deploy Infor’s Enterprise Asset Management software as part of a project to consolidate and modernise its rolling stock maintenance processes. It will be hosted and supported by Infor partner Sapphire Systems, and is expected to go live with ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-10-10T05:00:00Z

    The Office of Rail Road is consulting with stakeholders on its draft determination of High Speed 1 access charges. ORR proposes that operators would pay a total of £26m/year, £9m less than HS1 Ltd had requested. The Final Determination for the next five years ...

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    London Overground to provide Boxing Day services

    2019-10-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: A Boxing Day service is to be provided on part of the London Overground network for the first time this year, Transport for London announced on October 2. On December 26 trains will run from Highbury Islington to West Croydon and from Clapham ...

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    Edinburgh Waverley approaches study funded

    2019-10-08T05:00:00Z

    UK: Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure Connectivity Michael Matheson has approved £15m of funding for the detailed modelling of infrastructure options for the Edinburgh Waverley Western Approaches enhancement project. The intention is to deliver capacity and performance improvements on a critical part of ...

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    Merseyrail’s first Stadler train heads for testing

    2019-10-07T16:47:00Z

    The first of 52 EMUs which Stadler is building for Merseyrail has been sent for dynamic testing (Photo: Stefan Schulthess Railroad, Aviation Landscape Photography, Switzerland). UK: The first of 52 bespoke four-car electric multiple-units which Stadler Bussnang is building for Liverpool area commuter operator ...

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    Transport for the North responds to HS2 speculation

    2019-10-07T15:14:00Z

    UK: Rumours that the HS2 programme may be scaled back in the north of England have brought a strong response from Transport for the North. Newspaper reports have suggested that the government-appointed review panel being chaired by former HS2 Chairman Douglas Oakervee will propose the cancellation ...

  • The West Midlands Combined Authority has selected CAF to supply 21 additional battery-equipped trams for the West Midlands Metro light rail line.
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    CAF wins West Midlands Metro battery tram order

    2019-10-07T11:27:00Z

    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority has selected CAF to supply 21 additional battery-equipped trams for the West Midlands Metro light rail line from late 2021, with an option for 29 more. The £83·5m contract was announced on October 7 following a ...

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    West Midlands Grand Rail Collaboration launched

    2019-10-04T05:29:00Z

    UK: The West Midlands Grand Rail Collaboration, which aims to facilitate closer working to improve passenger services, has been launched by five train operating companies, Network Rail, the West Midlands Rail Executive, Vintage Trains, Transport Focus and the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research Education. ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-10-03T06:29:00Z

    Govia Thameslink Railway announced on October 1 that it had completed a fleet renewal programme which has seen more than 1 500 vehicles introduced across the franchise and almost 900 cars leaving it. GTR’s last Class 313 EMUs ran in service on September 30, with Siemens Class 717 EMUs ...

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    Conductors issued with badge cameras

    2019-10-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: All Greater Anglia conductors now have access to ‘badge cams’ containing small video cameras which are used to deter anti-social behaviour and assaults on staff. The badge camera works by constantly recording but not actively storing footage until a flap is flicked. Once the camera ...

  • Arriva Rail London has launched a rail-specific deaf awareness training course
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    Rail-specific deaf awareness course developed

    2019-10-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: London Overground concessionaire Arriva Rail London has launched a rail-specific deaf awareness training course to bolster its existing disability awareness training as part of customer service induction. The course was developed with Signly, Deafax and University College London’s Deafness Cognition Language Research Centre ...

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    ​First Nova 1 trainset enters revenue service with TPE

    2019-09-30T14:54:00Z

    UK: The first of 19 Hitachi Class 802 bi-mode inter-city trains entered passenger service with TransPennine Express on September 28. Having received clearance late the previous evening, set 802201 operated the 06.03 from Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street and 09.25 return as a one-off working ahead of regular service introduction ...

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    Greater Manchester rail masterplan launched

    2019-09-30T09:21:00Z

    The largely double-track Castlefield Corridor through central Manchester is one of the most capacity constrained sections of the UK network. UK: Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has published Our Prospectus for Rail , a masterplan developed by Transport for Greater Manchester on behalf of ...

  • Eurotunnel is among the eight companies which have been appointed to a government procurement framework enabling them to bid to bring critical goods including medicines into the UK after its departure from the European Union.
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    Eurotunnel signed up for Brexit freight framework

    2019-09-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: Channel Tunnel concessionaire Eurotunnel is among the eight companies which have been appointed to a government procurement framework enabling them to bid to bring critical goods including medicines into the UK after its departure from the European Union. The framework is intended to speed up ...

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    TfL confirms details of Reading services

    2019-09-27T14:06:00Z

    UK: Details of the transfer of London Paddington – Reading stopping services from Great Western Railway to TfL Rail from the December 15 timetable change have been confirmed by Transport for London. The services are to be operated under the TfL Rail brand, which will be ...

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    Thalys-Eurostar merger planned under Green Speed initiative

    2019-09-27T10:42:00Z

    EUROPE: SNCF, SNCB and the Patina Rail investment vehicle announced on September 27 their intention to combine the Eurostar and Thalys high speed rail operations, reporting that outline proposals were being presented to their respective boards. The proposed merger is being taken forward under a ...

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    TfW launches rail innovation accelerator programme

    2019-09-27T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has launched an innovation accelerator programme which will provide a series of ‘innovation sprint’, product design and value proposition workshops in Newport, along with mentoring and additional training At the end of the 12-week Lab by Transport for Wales programme, applicants will ...

  • The international agreement which would permit the operation of through passenger services between the Netherlands and the UK is expected to be signed in October
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    Amsterdam – London through train agreement to be signed shortly

    2019-09-26T11:07:00Z

    EUROPE: The international agreement which would permit the operation of through passenger services between the Netherlands and the UK is expected to be signed in October, State Secretary for Justice Security Ankie Broekers-Knol told the Dutch parliament’s lower house on September 25. Eurostar told ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2019-09-26T05:00:00Z

    LNER began operating Hitachi Azuma trainsets between Glasgow Central and London King’s Cross on September 23. The London – Aberdeen route is to follow on November 25, and London – Inverness from December 9. On September 19 the Competition Markets ...