UK rail industry news – Page 2

  • Muirhead
    Rail Business UK

    Muirhead shows ‘lightest leather on two tracks’


    INNOTRANS: Scottish leather supplier Muirhead is showcasing its ‘low-carbon, reduced-weight, full substance’ LightCore leather for passenger vehicles. The tanning process produces a leather which Muirhead says is up to 33% lighter than standard leather without sacrificing thickness or strength. It is also available with ActiveHygiene, which ...

  • Flexicon Connectabox
    Rail Business UK

    Flexicon highlights fire performance, security and ingress protection


    INNOTRANS: Flexible conduit manufacturer Flexicon is showcasing rail industry cable protection systems designed to prioritise fire performance, system security and ingress protection. On show at Hall 2.2 stand 230 and featured on the Railway Industry Association pavilion is the Birmingham-based company’s new FPIHRL heavy-weight nylon flexible ...

  • Welsh tri-mode multiple-unit on show in Berlin
    Rail Business UK

    Welsh tri-mode multiple-unit on show in Berlin


    INNOTRANS: One of the tri-mode Flirt UK multiple-units capable of operation on diesel, 25 kV 50 Hz electric and battery power which Stadler is supplying to Transport for Wales is on show at the InnoTrans trade fair, ahead of entry into service later this year. ...

  • TX Logistik COO
    Rail Business UK

    Istanbul – London freight service planned by January


    EUROPE: Planning is well advanced for the launch of a rail service carrying road semi-trailers between the Asian side of Istanbul and London via the Channel Tunnel, Albert Bastius, COO of TX Logistik, told Rail Business UK at the InnoTrans exhibition. The initiative is almost ready ...

  • Liebherr Transportation Systems LiCAS actuator
    Rail Business UK

    Controlled Axle Steering on show following Grand Central tests


    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is the Liebherr Controlled Axle Steering active wheelset control system, which aims to significantly reduce wear on rails and wheels. LiCAS has been developed by Liebherr-Transportation Systems and was successfully field tested in co-operation with Arriva’s UK open access operator Grand ...

  • Camira
    Rail Business UK

    Textile manufacturer showcases digital print


    INNOTRANS: Transport and commercial building textile manufacturer Camira has introduced digital printing to provide what it terms ‘an unparalleled level of flexibility and freedom’ when choosing textiles for train interiors. The company said this complements its established woven products, and highlights its commitment to remaining at ...

  • Transport for Wales Stadler Citylink tram-train (19)
    Rail Business UK

    Cardiff Valleys Class 398 tram-train unveiled at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: One of the Citylink Class 398 electric-battery tram-trains which Stadler is building for South Wales Metro services on the branch lines around Cardiff has been unveiled at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Stadler’s Citylink is a family of modular light rail vehicles designed to ...

  • Kiwirail Loco
    Rail Business UK

    FirstClass opportunity to target the global market at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: FirstClass Safety & Control is at InnoTrans for the first time as part of what director Mark Meyrick says is its strategy ‘to become the world leader in rail depot safety control systems’. The UK company was formed through a management buy-out of the control ...

  • Jet2Holidays
    Rail Business UK

    Call to ban adverts for high-carbon products from stations


    UK: Climate campaign organisations have called on Network Rail to add high-carbon products and activities such as petrol, diesel and hybrid cars, air travel and fossil fuel companies to the list of advertisements which cannot be displayed at its 20 managed stations. The joint letter to ...

  • One Big Circle themal image hot spot detection
    Rail Business UK

    One Big Circle expands its radius with InnoTrans presence


    UK: One Big Circle is exhibiting at InnoTrans for the first time, demonstrating the safety, cost and time-saving benefits of its Automated Intelligent Video Review video capture and transmission system to an international audience in the Railway Industry Association’s UK Pavilion. The Bristol-based company’s AIVR range ...

  • 82139 Man Picc LSL Avanti capacity service 1621 to Euston 150922 TM3
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast hires train to boost capacity during period of mourning


    UK: With its drivers continuing to decline to work on their rest days, Avanti West Coast has worked with charter operator Locomotive Services Ltd to provided additional capacity into London Euston to support the large number of people wishing to visit the capital to pay their ...

  • Departure board and passenger concourse
    Rail Business UK

    Merlin conjures up better access to rail operating information


    UK: Software company ITAL has launched Merlin, a cloud-based platform designed to provide railway control rooms with a single interface for managing rolling stock, crew and schedules to support more efficient decision-making during complex disruption. ITAL said it aims to address the problems which can occur ...

  • Artists impression of a HS2 train
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  • Old York Road railway bridge
    Rail Business UK

    Railway bridge refurbished to provide a better active travel environment


    UK: Old York Road rail-over-road bridge close to Wandsworth Town station in London has been refurbished by Dyer & Butler in partnership with CC Infrastructure, Armadillo Lighting, Cobra Traffic Management, Four Tees, AC Construction and Skill Scaffold. The corroded steel deck plates, flow forge and four-foot ...

  • Elizabeth Line station
    Rail Business UK

    Crossrail Building Management System contract


    UK: Telent Technology Services has awarded Sella Controls a contract to supply a building management system as part of the continuing work on the Crossrail project. The building management system will provide Transport for London subsidiary Rail for London with a centralised platform to monitor assets, ...

  • Bridge, Lift Shafts & Canopy -1
    Rail Business UK

    Software supports production of complex steelwork for Coventry station


    UK: Structural Fabrications Ltd supplied principal contractor Buckingham Group Contracting with the structural and secondary steelwork, curtain walling and cladding for the footbridges, staircases, lift shafts and platform canopies for the modernisation of Coventry station. All the structural steelwork was fabricated at SFL’s headquarters in Derby, ...

  • ADComms has appointed specialist rail and built environment recruiter Coleman James as its exclusive recruitment partner under a three-year deal.
    Rail Business UK

    ADComms appoints Coleman James as recruitment partner


    UK: Transport telecoms technology company ADComms has appointed specialist rail and built environment recruiter Coleman James as its exclusive recruitment partner under a three-year deal. This follows rapid growth for ADComms at its Scunthorpe, Liverpool and London locations. Coleman James said its rail consultants will recruit ...

  • GTR Queen Elizabeth II funeral poster
    Rail Business UK

    Rail industry plans for Queen’s state funeral crowds


    UK: The rail industry has activated its plans to handle the crowds expected at ceremonial events associated with the state funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II, and is advising people to check journey details before travelling. Network Rail said transport providers have well-developed plans in ...

  • Northern train at Manchester Oxford Road (Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Project completion and a driver training academy in Transport for the North’s priorities


    UK: The Transport for the North board has written to the new Prime Minister Liz Truss setting out its key priorities to boost economic growth in the north of England. For the rail sector, TfN calls for: major projects such as Northern Powerhouse Rail and ...

  • HS2 Birmingham Interchange station aerial impression
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