UK news – Page 8

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    Routes into Rail highlights railway careers

    2020-12-07T05:00:00Z

    UK: Organisations from across the rail sector have collaborated to launch a revamped Routes into Rail website to provide information about careers in the rail sector, and highlight more than 700 job vacancies. The website aims to facilitate an increase in diversity in rail by reaching ...

  • The rail elements of Skanska UK’s infrastructure services operation will become part of M Group’s Dyer & Butler business.
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    M Group to acquire Skanska UK rail services activities

    2020-12-04T12:21:00Z

    UK: M Group Services has announced the acquisition of Skanska UK’s rail and road infrastructure services business. The £50m acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of Q1 2021, as part of Skanska’s strategy of focusing on its core activities in the infrastructure and ...

  • Mechan worked with main contractor Hochtief to design, supply and install a set of 12 lifting jacks and two turntables for a three-road maintenance facility which has been built to expand GWR’s Exeter Olds View depot near St David’s station.
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    Mechan jacks and turntables installed in Exeter

    2020-12-04T05:00:00Z

    UK: Mechan worked with main contractor Hochtief to design, supply and install a set of 12 lifting jacks and two turntables for a three-road maintenance facility which has been built to expand GWR’s Exeter Olds View depot near St David’s station. The 15 tonne rail mounted ...

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    Claire Mann named South Western Railway Managing Director

    2020-12-03T11:34:00Z

    UK: Claire Mann has been appointed as the next Managing Director of South Western Railway, and will take up the post in early 2021. Mark Hopwood, currently Interim Managing Director of SWR, will return to his former role as Managing Director of Great Western Railway ...

  • Charlotte Man, David Laird, Sally Maile, Xander Shears, Natmaniel Atfield, Inaki Ruiz
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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-12-03T05:00:00Z

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

  • Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway.
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    Teleste to supply Docklands Light Railway onboard systems

    2020-12-03T04:00:00Z

    UK: Finnish company Teleste is to supply passenger information, public address and CCTV systems as well as ultra-wide TFT display screens for the 43 five-car automated light metro trains which CAF is building for use on London’s Docklands Light Railway. Teleste will also supply software for ...

  • Northern’s final Pacer service ran on November 27, when unit 142 004, coupled to 150 225, left Kirkby at 15.36 and arrived at Manchester Victoria at 17.46
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    Northern runs its final Pacer

    2020-12-02T13:40:00Z

    UK: Following a temporary reprieve to provide additional capacity during the pandemic, Northern has operated its final passenger service with a Pacer diesel multiple-unit. Northern’s final Pacer service ran on November 27, when unit 142 004, coupled to 150 225, left Kirkby at 15.36 and ...

  • Stadler Class 398 trainset under construction
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    Trains for Wales under construction

    2020-12-02T09:17:00Z

    UK: Construction of the future South Wales Metro train fleet is underway, with Transport for Wales reporting that Stadler has made significant progress with the 36 three-car Class 398 Citylink tram-trains ordered in 2018 for use on services from Cardiff to Treherbert, Aberdare and Merthyr Tydfil. ...

  • London Waterloo station was the busiest on the national network for the 16th consecutive year.
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    Busiest station saw 7·3 million fewer passengers in 2019-20

    2020-12-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: Falls in the number of people using stations during the 2019-20 financial year can be partly explained by the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Rail Road said when its published its annual estimates of station usage on December 1. The statistics cover April ...

  • An £825m loan to ensure the continuation of work on completing and commissioning the delayed Crossrail project has been agreed by the Mayor of London, Transport for London, the Department for Transport and the Treasury.
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    Government agrees £825m loan to support Crossrail

    2020-12-01T12:42:00Z

    UK: An £825m loan to ensure the continuation of work on completing and commissioning the delayed Crossrail project has been agreed by the Mayor of London, Transport for London, the Department for Transport and the Treasury. Project promoter Crossrail Ltd announced in August that it would ...

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    Stadler partners with Newcastle University to support metro fleet renewal

    2020-12-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Newcastle University and Stadler have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on research, education and innovation initiatives relating the the Swiss firm’s contract to supply and maintain a new fleet of trainsets for the Tyne Wear Metro. Running for an initial ...

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    Funding for 15 railway or station reopening proposals

    2020-11-30T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has awarded 15 rail schemes up to £50 000 each from the Restoring Your Railway fund to support the development of proposals for the reopening of lines and stations A total of 51 bids for funding under the second round of ...

  • The first of Greater Anglia’s Bombardier Transportation Class 720 Aventra EMUs has entered passenger service (Photo: Greater Anglia).
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    Greater Anglia Class 720 Aventra EMUs enter service

    2020-11-27T11:34:00Z

    UK: The first two of 133 Aventra electric multiple-units which Bombardier Transportation’s Derby factory is supplying for Greater Anglia’s commuter routes entered passenger service on November 26. A pair of Class 720 EMUs formed the 16.10 service from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street, returning as ...

  • Southeast Wales 'network of alternatives' map
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    Rail enhancement proposed as the ‘backbone of an alternative’ to road spending in southeast Wales

    2020-11-26T13:59:00Z

    UK: Investment in a ‘comprehensive and co-ordinated’ programme of railway enhancements, rapid bus routes and active travel instead of road construction has been recommended by the South East Wales Transport Commission. The Commission chaired by Lord Burns was established by the Welsh government’s Minister for ...

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    UK railway news round-up

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

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

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    Glasgow Subway tunnel improvement contract awarded

    2020-11-26T05:00:00Z

    UK: Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has awarded Freyssinet a five-year contract to undertake tunnel lining improvements as part of the second phase of the modernisation of the Glasgow Subway. The specialist works will include infilling annulus voids, leak sealing and water management ...

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    Rail industry responds to Chancellor’s Spending Review

    2020-11-25T17:15:00Z

    UK: Organisations from across the rail industry have responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review speech on November 25. Railway Industry Association Chief Executive Darren Caplan said ‘it is positive to see the continued commitment by government to transport infrastructure, with the announcement today of ...

  • Grand Central is to restart services on December 3 as the lockdown restrictions in England change
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    Grand Central to restart services

    2020-11-25T16:00:00Z

    UK: Grand Central is to restart services on December 3 as the lockdown restrictions in England change, but the open access operator warned that it would only be offering a reduced and reservation-only timetable and no onboard catering. ‘While it’s great to be back, we can’t ...

  • The Railtex and Infrarail 2021 trade fairs have been postponed to September 7-9 2021, organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has confirmed.
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    Railtex and Infrarail postponed to September 2021

    2020-11-25T11:14:00Z

    UK: The Railtex and Infrarail trade fairs have been postponed to September 7-9 2021, organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has confirmed. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the organiser decided that the Infrarail 2020 event which was to have been held at London’s Olympia on May 12-14 this year ...

  • ‘Despite the current challenges surrounding Covid-19, it is an exciting time for the rail freight sector, as more businesses look to move their goods off of the roads and onto the rail network’, said Sime
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    Rail Freight Group’s role has never been more important says new Chair

    2020-11-25T04:00:00Z

    UK: The Rail Freight Group board has elected Neil Sime, Managing Director of Victa Railfreight, as Chair for the coming year. He succeeds Ken Russell, Director at John G Russell. Andrew Harston, Regional Director for Wales Short Sea Ports at ...