UK rail industry news – Page 4

  • DB Cargo UK and Maritime Class 66 locos
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    Maritime Intermodal to lease Mossend Euroterminal


    UK: Maritime Transport’s Intermodal business is to lease the Mossend Euroterminal rail freight terminal in Scotland from DB Cargo UK with effect from October 1. Maritime took over the lease of DB Cargo UK’s intermodal freight facilities at Wakefield and Trafford Park two years ago, ...

  • The Department for Transport has announced a range of initiatives intended to remove the barriers to public transport faced by disabled people.
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    DfT launches rail accessibility programme


    UK: The Department for Transport has announced a range of initiatives intended to remove the barriers to public transport faced by disabled people. In the rail sector, work has begin on an audit of all stations to support the development of a public database which, ...

  • CAM concept (Image: Mott-MacDonald)
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    Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro learning to feed into updated transport strategy


    UK: Research into zero-carbon transport and modal shift strategies gained through the development of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro concept is to be incorporated into an updated Local Transport Plan for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region, according to recently-elected Mayor Dr Nik Johnson.

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    Vivarail ‘set to become an ever more important player’, says new MD


    UK: Steve McBride has been appointed Managing Director of Vivarail’s UK operations, with founder Adrian Shooter continuing as Chairman of the company which produces multiple-units by reusing the bodyshells and bogies of former London Underground trains. ‘Running Vivarail has been both one of the most ...

  • Southeastern Class 395s Medway
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    Southeastern Managing Director named


    UK: The Go-Ahead Group has announced the appointment of Southeastern Managing Director David Statham as Strategy Director from October, overseeing business strategy across the group’s rail, bus and public transport activities including its response to climate change. David Statham Go-Ahead ...

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    Hackney Central station expansion underway


    UK: Work has started on a £3m refurbishment of the London Overground station at Hackney Central on the North London Line, including the construction of a second entrance.

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    Beaver tunnel aims to prevent culvert blockage


    UK: Network Rail has installed a beaver tunnel to help the protected animals pass under the Highland Main Line near Gleneagles while preventing them from building dams across railway drainage culverts. A pipe has been inserted through an existing culvert drain, ...

  • SWR Class 458
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    First train operator publishes social value report


    UK: South Western Railway has published its first Social Value Report, assessing the train operator’s impact on wider society, the environment and the economy as determined by the Rail Social Value tool developed by the Rail Safety Standards Board. SWR commissioned Larch Consulting ...

  • Christian Schreyer
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    Next Go-Ahead CEO named


    GO-AHEAD: The board of the Go-Ahead Group has appointed Christian Schreyer as Chief Executive with effect from the November 5 annual general meeting. He will succeed David Brown, who announced in May that he would retire this year. To provide a smooth transition, Schreyer will ...

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    East West Railway Co seeks feedback on Enterprise Partner development model


    UK: East West Railway Co has begun market engagement for the procurement of an Enterprise Partner which would support it with the specification, delivery, launch and operation of the Oxford to Cambridge service, embedding ‘private sector expertise and new ways of working’ within the organisation. ...

  • Sheffield 3
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    Digi-Rail SCR technology fast-track programme targets Sheffield SMEs


    UK: The Digi-Rail SCR initiative has been launched to seek out and fast-track digital technology innovations that are being developed by SMEs in the Sheffield City Region, or which already exist in other sectors and would deliver major benefits for the rail industry. The Digi-Rail ...

  • Freightliner Class 66
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    Rail Freight Energy & Emissions Calculation tool to help optimise performance


    UK: Funding has been awarded for the development of a low-cost tool allowing train operators and their customers estimate accurately the emissions produced by different traction, route and loading options in order to assess the benefits of modal shift to rail. Network Rail will also be ...

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    Transport for Wales Flirts on test in Switzerland


    UK: Testing has begun in Switzerland of the first of the Flirt multiple-units which Stadler is building for Transport for Wales, ahead of delivery for further testing on the Wales Borders network and entry into passenger service from the end of 2022. Stadler ...

  • The Staycation Express has returned for 2021 with a six days a week service on the Settle – Carlisle line (Photo: Tony Miles).
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    Staycation Express returns for 2021 season


    UK: Following last year’s successful launch the Staycation Express has returned for 2021 with a six days a week service on the Settle – Carlisle line from July 19 to September 9. This year the rolling stock is a dedicated 2+5 HST set which features all ...

  • Porterbrook Hydroflex fuel cell multiple-unit
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    Two investors to take 30% stake in Porterbrook


    UK: An agreement has been signed for UK investment fund Dalmore Capital and Israeli energy and infrastructure fund Generation Capital to acquire the 30% shareholding in rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook that is currently held by The Infrastructure Fund, Utilities Trust of Australia and the NatWest ...

  • LNER Azuma at York (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    Thales to develop ETCS data security system


    UK: Network Rail has appointed Thales to develop and implement an Online Key Management System to secure the exchange of critical data between trackside and in-cab ETCS equipment. ‘The online element of this solution is truly innovative, having not yet been implemented elsewhere in the ...

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    HybridFLEX prototype battery-diesel multiple-unit launched


    UK: Chiltern Railways has unveiled its prototype HybridFLEX multiple-unit fitted with a hybrid traction system which can offer zero emissions and near silent operation at stations and in other sensitive locations. Developed by the operator, leasing company Porterbrook and MTU PowerPack supplier Rolls-Royce, the HybridFLEX ...

  • The Messe Berlin venue has more than 3 km of outdoor tracks for rail vehicles to be displayed.
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    Trade fair support is essential for meeting rail export targets, says RIA


    UK: The Railway Industry Association has called on the Department for International Trade to continue assisting small businesses with attending overseas industry events, following the cancellation of the Tradeshow Access Programme which provides grants to SMEs exhibiting at trade fairs including InnoTrans, AusRail and Trako. ...