UK rail industry news – Page 8

  • Avanti West Coast Pendolino at Stockport (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Avanti West Coast starts to restore timetable


    UK: Having slashed its timetable to a basic four trains an hour in August as a result of driver unavailability, Avanti West Coast confirmed in late September that it will begin increasing its services again.

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    Rail Business UK

    Railtex 2023 to focus on the rail industry of tomorrow


    UK: The next Railtex is to take place at the NEC in Birmingham from May 9-11 2023, with the exhibition including live demonstrations and an extensive seminar programme focusing on the rail industry of tomorrow. Topics will include sustainability, digitalisation, maintenance and passenger experience, alongside the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail innovation cluster launched by the University of Birmingham


    UK: A BCRRE Rail Innovation Cluster to support businesses looking to deliver to deliver greater value and innovation into the rail supply sector has been announced by the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research & Education during InnoTrans. Building on BCRRE’s many years of experience ...

  • Junction (Photo Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail maintains good stakeholder engagement, ORR finds


    UK: The Office of Rail & Road says its annual assessment of how Network Rail engages with its stakeholders shows a strong performance in the past year, although overall satisfaction has dipped slightly. ORR assessed how well Network Rail performed against four principles of good stakeholder ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail approves wearable geofencing technology


    UK: After two years of R&D and testing in live environments, Tended has obtained Network Rail product acceptance for its wearable technology which is designed to improve the safety of trackside workers by enabling them to map out safe and unsafe zones using geofencing. If workers ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Merseyrail Class 777 battery IPEMU on show at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: On show in Berlin is one of the seven battery-equipped independently powered electric multiple-units which Stadler is supplying as part of an order for a total of 53 custom-designed Class 777 EMUs for use on the Merseyrail network around Liverpool. The 53 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Government is committed to supporting rail exports, UK suppliers told at InnoTrans


    UK: More than 120 British suppliers are present at the world’s largest rail industry trade fair, which is being held in Berlin this week.

  • Zonegreen has installed its Depot Personnel Protection System at three maintenance and stabling sites on the Doha Metro.
    Rail Business UK

    Zonegreen presents Depot Personnel Protection System at InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: Sheffield-based Zonegreen is showcasing its flagship Depot Personnel Protection System in the the British Pavilion in Hall 2.2 at InnoTrans.

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    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 ...

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    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. ...

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    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
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    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 ...

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    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)
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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...