UK rail industry news – Page 2

  • Transport for Wales Stadler Citylink tram-train (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Rail projects allocated ‘levelling up’ funding

    2023-01-19T14:33:00Z

    UK: Cardiff Crossrail and the Mid-Cornwall Metro are amongst 29 transport projects allocated a total of £672m as part of £2·1bn of government funding for ‘levelling up’ schemes.

  • Northern Intelligent Trains concept train 150136 at Manchester Victoria (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern unveils Intelligent Train for in-service infrastructure monitoring

    2023-01-19T06:30:00Z

    UK: Rail Business UK joins a demonstration run of a diesel multiple-unit which has been equipped to undertake infrastructure monitoring while in passenger service.

  • Zoe Lyons
    Rail Business UK

    Zoe Lyons to host 25th Rail Business Awards

    2023-01-19T05:05:00Z

    UK: The 25th annual Rail Business Awards will take place at London’s Hilton on Park Lane hotel on February 23. The gala evening will be hosted by Zoe Lyons, who was nominated for the Comedy Award Best Newcomer after her first Edinburgh Festival show. Lyons’ natural ...

  • Kirton Lindsey (Photo Independent Brigg Line Rail Group)
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2023-01-19T05:00:00Z

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

  • Merseyrail Stadler EMU at InnoTrans 2022 (12)
    Rail Business UK

    Introduction of Merseyrail Class 777 EMUs ‘just days away’

    2023-01-18T16:23:00Z

    UK: ‘The time has finally arrived — our new trains are now just days away’, said Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram when he announced that Merseyrail’s Stadler Class 777 EMUs are expected to enter service on January 23. Rotheram’s announcement on January 18 came after ...

  • Mike Bagshaw has been appointed as the next Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth Line.
    Rail Business UK

    MTR Elizabeth Line appoints Managing Director

    2023-01-18T15:43:00Z

    UK: Mike Bagshaw has been appointed as the next Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth Line. Current Managing Director Nigel Holness is to step down in early February, remaining with MTR and focusing on developing future business opportunities. Holness said he had achieved the ‘extraordinary career highlight’ ...

  • Tom Hopkins Managing Director
    Rail Business UK

    Railway consultancy announces leadership changes

    2023-01-18T04:00:00Z

    UK: Tom Hopkins has been promoted to Managing Director of independent rolling stock, operations and commercial engineering consultancy IPEX Consulting, with founder Malcolm Wilson becoming Chair. IPEX Consulting was established in 2003 and as since undertaken projects in 19 countries, with clients including train operators, transport ...

  • Northern passenger using mobility scooter (Photo TGA Mobility)
    Rail Business UK

    Northern works with supplier to highlight train-friendly scooters

    2023-01-17T05:00:00Z

    UK: Northern is working with wheelchair and scooter supplier TGA Mobility to highlight those mobility scooters which can be taken on its trains. All powerchairs and wheelchairs can be taken on accessible rail services, but only smaller mobility scooters are allowed on trains. Passengers can apply ...

  • Lumo 803001 at Kings Cross 211021 TM06
    Rail Business UK

    Lumo appoints Service Delivery Director

    2023-01-16T09:32:00Z

    UK: Jen Clare has been appointed as Service Delivery Director at FirstGroup’s London to Edinburgh open access operator Lumo. Clare has almost 20 years of railway operations experience, having started her career as a signalling apprentice. Before joining Lumo, she was Head ...

  • Rhino Doors
    Rail Business UK

    Rhino Doors fulfils UK and international rail contracts

    2023-01-16T05:00:00Z

    UK: Specialist engineered door supplier Rhino has moved some manufacturing work from its site in Port Talbot to its Bamber Bridge location to support the completion of current projects in the rail sector. The company is nearing the end of a £1m+ project to design and ...

  • D Gauge
    Rail Business UK

    TÜV Rheinland acquires railway gauging specialist D/Gauge

    2023-01-13T13:56:00Z

    UK: Quality and safety organisation TÜV Rheinland has acquired railway gauging and clearance assessment consultancy D/Gauge, which will be fully integrated into its structure as a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland UK. TÜV Rheinland said the acquisition was an important foundation for further growth in the rail ...

  • Undergraduates can now apply for one of 30 paid placements on HS2 this summer
    Rail Business UK

    HS2 placements offer ‘great way to get invaluable industry experience’

    2023-01-13T04:00:00Z

    UK: High Speed 2 construction contractor Balfour Beatty Vinci is offering 30 eight-week paid work placements at its sites to undergraduates who live or study in the Midlands The programme, which begins in July, includes opportunities in civil engineering, quantity surveying, design engineering, project controls & ...

  • EMR Class 170 DMU (Photo: EMR)
    Rail Business UK

    Asking passengers what they want from train interiors

    2023-01-12T11:36:00Z

    UK: A report into what passengers want from train interiors has been produced to help inform the proposed refurbishment of Turbostar diesel multiple-units. Built by Bombardier Transportation from the late 1990s, the units are widely deployed by various train operators on regional services across the British ...

  • Indicative-visualisation-of-Cambridge-South-station-from-the-east-1
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2023-01-12T05:00:00Z

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

  • TSSA union picket pack
    Rail Business UK

    TSSA union proposes merger with GMB

    2023-01-11T16:19:00Z

    UK: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association trade union has announced a proposal to merge with its counterpart GMB. In a joint statement on January 10, the two unions said that in response to falling membership levels and financial shortfalls, TSSA had contacted GMB to seek a ...

  • ARS
    Rail Business UK

    Three Bridges ROC automated route setting commissioned

    2023-01-11T14:47:00Z

    UK: Network Rail, Siemens Mobility and Hitachi Information Control Systems commissioned automated route setting at the Three Bridges Rail Operations Centre during December. ‘We are excited to confirm this next step of technology development which will improve train performance by automating route regulation for signallers, reducing ...

  • Damaged CrossCountry train (Photo ORR)
    Rail Business UK

    Train driver sentenced for Bromsgrove collision

    2023-01-11T04:59:00Z

    UK: A train driver who was distracted by a using mobile phone leading to a collision between a DB Cargo locomotive and a passenger train has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. He must also undertake 120 h of unpaid work and ...

  • Akiem loco for GBRf (Photo: GBRf)
    Rail Business UK

    GB Railfreight to lease Akiem locomotives

    2023-01-10T04:00:00Z

    UK: GB Railfreight has announced a 10-year deal with leasing company Akiem which will see 11 EMD Class 77 and 66 diesel locomotives transferred from Continental Europe to the UK between January 2023 and May 2024. The locos will be modified for use on the British ...

  • Manchester International depot (2)
    Rail Business UK

    Manchester International depot modernised to house EMUs

    2023-01-09T04:00:00Z

    UK: Spencer Group has completed a £1·8m refurbishment of Manchester International depot to enable it to be used to service and stable Northern’s Class 323 electric multiple-units. The depot was built in the early 1990s as part of the abortive plan to operate Eurostar services from ...

  • ScotRail Class 334 EMU (Photo Eversholt)
    Rail Business UK

    Eversholt awards Class 334 overhaul contract

    2023-01-06T04:55:00Z

    UK: Eversholt Rail has awarded Alstom a £12m contract for the mileage-based overhaul 40 three-car Class 334 electric multiple-units which are leased by ScotRail. The contract announced on January 5 covers the overhaul of pneumatic and electrical components on the Alstom-built 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs, ...