UK rail industry news – Page 23

  • Network Rail drone (1)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail awards drone management contract

    2021-02-02T12:15:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has awarded specialist company Dronecloud a five-year contract to supply enterprise-level software-as-a-service to manage its fleet of infrastructure monitoring and surveying aerial vehicles. Dronecloud CEO Jan Domaradzki said drone operations had evolved organically in many industries, and as activities become more complex companies ...

  • Smart Kiosk Derby
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    Smart kiosk brings the online ticketing experience to the station

    2021-02-02T08:00:00Z

    UK: A ticket vending machine which offers a full range of ticketing products though an interface similar to a website or app has been developed by operator East Midlands Railway, software supplier SilverRail and vending machine maker Cammax. Smart Kiosk uses the ...

  • WMR Stourbridge Class 139
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    Stourbridge shuttle peoplemovers to be modified

    2021-02-02T05:00:00Z

    UK: Services on the short branch from Stourbridge Junction to Stourbridge Town will be replaced by buses for two weeks from February 8, with West Midlands Railway and Pre Metro Operations taking advantage of current low ridership to make improvements to the route’s two Parry People ...

  • Transport for Greater Manchester replaced Northern Trains Ltd as the operator of Horwich Parkway
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    Transport for Greater Manchester takes over Horwich Parkway station as a step to more local control

    2021-02-01T15:38:00Z

    UK: Transport for Greater Manchester replaced Northern Trains Ltd as the operator of Horwich Parkway with effect from February 1, in a move which the authority sees as a first step towards the local management of more stations. TfGM is now responsible for ticket sales, customer service, ...

  • Mark Russell
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    New Chairman at Angel Trains

    2021-02-01T05:00:00Z

    UK: Mark Russell became Chairman of rolling stock leasing company Angel Trains on February 1, when Tom Smith stepped down after two three-year terms. Russell is Chair of Ministry of Defence procurement and support organisation DE&S, Vice-Chair of UK Government Investments and non-executive director of ...

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    RSSB appoints Sustainability Director to ‘reinvigorate’ rail sector’s approach

    2021-01-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Rail safety and standards body RSSB has appointed George Davies as Director of Sustainable Development, leading a new programme designed to ‘reinvigorate’ the rail sector’s efforts to tackle challenges including decarbonisation, air quality and social sustainability. Davies was previously Head of Sustainability at Heathrow Airport. ...

  • Nexus
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    UK railway news round-up

    2021-01-28T05:00:00Z

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

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    DfT revisits Euston plans as pressure mounts over HS2’s Eastern Leg

    2021-01-27T14:29:00Z

    UK: An agenda for the Transport for London board meeting on February 5, issued in late January, indicates that the Department for Transport intends to proceed with changes to the layout of the High Speed 2 terminus at London Euston and the construction phasing.

  • West Yorkshire Mass transit map
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    Mass transit network proposed for West Yorkshire

    2021-01-27T14:25:00Z

    UK: ‘Emerging plans’ for a network of light rail or bus rapid transit services are included in the Connectivity Infrastructure Plan and Mass Transit Vision 2040 published by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The documents also set out the role of railway electrification and major projects ...

  • Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway station impression
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    Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway station feedback sought

    2021-01-26T09:00:00Z

    UK: West Yorkshire Combined Authority has begun public engagement on the latest iteration of proposals to build a Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway station. The plans have been updated following feedback received during a public consultation last year. The station would be located between Horsforth and Bramhope Tunnel ...

  • East West Rail connection stages map
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    Aylesbury plans reviewed as East West Rail project phasing revised

    2021-01-25T12:35:00Z

    UK: Protect promoter East West Railway Co has revised the phasing of the project to develop a railway corridor between Oxford and Cambridge, saying this will now be delivered in three ‘connection stages’ planned on the basis of ‘a full journey, not just the building of ...

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
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    Northumberland Line and East West Rail awarded funding

    2021-01-23T00:03:00Z

    UK: The government has announced £794m of funding for the projects to develop an Oxford – Cambridge railway corridor and reintroduce passenger services between Newcastle and Ashington. East – West Rail The funding confirmed by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on January 23 includes £760m for the ...

  • DB Cargo UK freight train.
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    DB Cargo UK creates digital Transformation Team

    2021-01-21T09:46:00Z

    UK: DB Cargo UK has appointed Marie Hill to the new role of Chief Transformation & Digitalisation Officer, heading a Transformation Team which has been formed to work across the business to develop and implement plans for a ‘step change’ in the use of technology to improve ...

  • T&W metro depot
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-01-21T05:00:00Z

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

  • Infotec and Kadfire have launched the TP series of ultra-slim touch-enabled wall-mounted poster displays
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    Touch-enabled displays launched as station poster replacements

    2021-01-20T09:23:00Z

    UK: Infotec and Kadfire have launched the TP series of ultra-slim touch-enabled wall-mounted poster displays, which are designed to provide an intuitive, resilient and cost-effective way of providing passenger information and interactive multimedia content in all areas of a station. The 50 mm deep TFT displays are ...

  • People wearing face coverings at Manchester Piccadilly station during the coronavirus pandemic
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    Budget cut and end of smart ticketing scheme threaten levelling-up agenda, say northern leaders

    2021-01-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for the North and other regional stakeholders have reacted angrily to the Department for Transport’s reduction of its budget for 2021-22 following the Comprehensive Spending Review, which includes an end to all funding for the Integrated & Smart Ticketing programme. TfN’s 2021-22 Funding and ...

  • gb Transport for Wales Class 170 DMU
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    Welsh Government backs plans for southeast Wales rail enhancements

    2021-01-19T16:13:00Z

    UK: The Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission, which published a report in November proposing a ‘comprehensive and co-ordinated’ programme of rail enhancements, rapid bus routes and active travel measures to reduce congestion on the M4 motorway without building ...

  • Opportunities for Transport for the North to take an active role in shaping the post-pandemic development of the rail sector were discussed at the latest Rail North Committee meeting, along with potential changes to fares and ticketing.
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    Six post-pandemic challenges for rail in northern England

    2021-01-18T10:21:00Z

    UK: Opportunities for Transport for the North to take an active role in shaping the post-pandemic development of the rail sector were discussed at the latest Rail North Committee meeting, along with potential changes to fares and ticketing.

  • gb TfW social distaince label
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    Transport for Wales to reintroduce lockdown timetable

    2021-01-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales is to reintroduce a reduced timetable from January 25, following the latest imposition of tighter restrictions on travel during the coronavirus pandemic. TfW said the aim was to balance the safety of people who do need to travel, the safety of staff and ...

  • gb ScotRail EMU frost
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    ScotRail makes changes to reflect reduced demand

    2021-01-15T16:17:00Z

    UK: ScotRail is to reduce the length of some trains from January 18, reflecting the significant reduction in demand as a result of coronavirus travel restrictions as well as staffing shortages caused by the pandemic. Further changes may be implemented following a more thorough review of demand, ...