UK news – Page 6

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    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail to Ebbsfleet study commissioned

    2020-09-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: Atkins and Jacobs have been appointed as lead consultants to study options for improving transport in the corridor between Abbey Wood in southeast London and Ebbsfleet in north Kent. The 15-month study aims to identify options and understand how these could support housing and jobs ...

  • GoMedia and TransPennine Express have launched a real-time passenger information service
    Rail Business UK

    Icomera acquires passenger infotainment supplier GoMedia

    2020-09-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: ENGIE Solutions subsidiary Icomera UK has completed the acquisition of infotainment system supplier GoMedia Services. Founded in 2015, London-based GoMedia has developed a range of onboard entertainment, passenger information and customer messaging systems for transport operators including several franchised train operating companies. ENGIE Solutions ...

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    Rail Business UK

    DfT clarifies ERMA end dates as next steps negotiated

    2020-09-29T09:58:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has confirmed the timescales for the Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements which were signed with franchised train operating companies earlier this month. Industry insiders note that the staggered end dates reflect a sensible approach to the situation, and create a ‘manageable pipeline’ ...

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    Rail Business UK

    An ‘exciting time’ for rail industry apprentices

    2020-09-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Salford-based Vital Human Resources has taken on 13 apprentices who will combine on-the-job training with academic learning as they work towards a Level 2 NVQ in Rail Engineering Track Maintenance over the next 14 months. During the first six weeks, the apprentices will develop the ...

  • Talgo has selected the former Longannet power station site as the location where it would build a factory should it win the High Speed 2 rolling stock contract.
    Rail Business UK

    Industry event to highlight Talgo UK supply chain opportunities

    2020-09-28T10:00:00Z

    UK: Chesterfield Borough Council is inviting local businesses to take part in an event designed to help them understand how to get involved in Talgo UK’s future supply chain. The Spanish rolling stock manufacturer established its UK headquarters in Chesterfield last year, and in January it ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail publishes Environmental Sustainability Strategy

    2020-09-28T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has published an Environmental Sustainability Strategy which it describes as its ‘most ambitious and forward-looking’ to date, and a key part of its ambition to position rail as ‘the cleanest, greenest form of mass transport’. The infrastructure manager sums up the strategy as ...

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    Rail Business UK

    AssessTech launches rail performance improvement service

    2020-09-25T05:00:00Z

    UK: Competence management software and training consultancy AssessTech has launched a rail performance improvement service, and taken on three more staff to handle its growing business. The service helps customers identify performance issues and develop improvement strategies, and provides specialist training. It is led by ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-09-24T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the UK rail industry

  • Steve Montgomery, Managing Director of FirstGroup’s First Rail business, becomes RDG Chair
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Delivery Group announces restructuring and leadership changes

    2020-09-23T15:35:00Z

    UK: The Rail Delivery Group has announced leadership changes, and a restructuring which it said is designed to make it better placed to support the reform of the rail industry. Steve Montgomery, Managing Director of FirstGroup’s First Rail business, becomes RDG Chair, succeeding Chris Burchell who ...

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    Rail Business UK

    East West Railway Co invites interest in support contracts

    2020-09-23T05:00:00Z

    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co has invited expressions of interest in the contracts for the provision of engineering and environmental services, land and property services, and commercial management services, for the central section of the route between Bletchley, Bedford and ...

  • The Scottish government has extended its funding for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises,
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail Emergency Measures Agreement extended

    2020-09-22T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Scottish government has extended its funding for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises, following on from the six-month Emergency Measures Agreement introduced in April 2020, which was due to expire on September 20. Announcing on September 18 an extension to January 10 2021, the ...

  • ·The government has announced the end of rail franchising, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps saying ‘the model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is
    Rail Business UK

    UK government announces the end of rail franchising

    2020-09-21T08:38:00Z

    UK:·The government has announced the end of rail franchising, with Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps saying ‘the model of privatisation adopted 25 years ago has seen significant rises in passenger numbers, but this pandemic has proven that it is no longer working’.

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    Rail Business UK

    Facial recognition tested by Brent Cross West station contractor

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: A construction site access control system which uses non-contact facial recognition is being tested by Brent Cross West station contractor VolkerFitzpatrick. Testing of the technology developed by InnDex and Touchbyte is backed by Innovate UK’s Covid-19 support fund. ‘We believe ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Composite footbridge under development

    2020-09-21T05:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has become a Tier 1 member of the National Composites Centre as part of the Futura project to develop a composite footbridge based on a concept designed by Marks Barfield Architects and COWI. A prototype is being developed to demonstrate the benefits that ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rose Hill Marple service cut back as Northern faces training backlog

    2020-09-18T11:15:00Z

    Northern Managing Director Nick Donovan explains to Rail Business UK why the service from Manchester to Rose Hill Marple has been reduced to just three trains per day.

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    Rail Business UK

    East Coast Main Line northern power supply works funded

    2020-09-17T13:42:00Z

    UK: As part of its £1·2bn East Coast Upgrade programme, Network Rail has awarded a £216·2m contract to the Rail Electrification Alliance for the long-awaited strengthening of the 25 kV 50 Hz traction power supplies on the northern section of the East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and Edinburgh.

  • Brunel's Old Station - Internal shot of passenger shed
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2020-09-17T05:00:00Z

    This week’s round-up of news from the UK rail industry

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    Urban news

    Nexus unveils livery for future Tyne & Wear Metro fleet

    2020-09-16T14:37:00Z

    UK: Transport authority Nexus has begun public consultation on the interior layout of the new trains which Stadler is to supply for the Tyne Wear Metro, and has unveiled the ‘modern and eye-catching’ yellow livery they will carry when they enter service in 2023-24. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    GTR launches £55m Electrostar refurbishment

    2020-09-16T11:44:00Z

    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway and leasing company Porterbrook have begun a £55m five-year programme to modernise 214 Bombardier Transportation Class 377 Electrostar electric multiple-units operated on Southern services, and 56 similar Class 387 units used on Gatwick Express and Great Northern services. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Cheapest offers in crosshairs as government confirms January rail fare rise

    2020-09-16T05:00:00Z

    UK: Regulated rail fares are set to increase in January 2021 despite pressure from consumer and environmental groups for the Department for Transport to freeze them as part of efforts to encourage people back onto trains. In line with previous years, the increase will be linked ...