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  • Avanti West Coast SuperVoyagers at Winwick (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    On-train air quality standards to be reviewed following RSSB research

    2021-09-16T15:36:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport has ordered a review of regulations governing exposure to air pollution on trains and at stations, after research commissioned from the Rail Safety & Standards Board found that air quality was ‘poorer than desired’ on some trains using diesel power. RSSB’s ...

  • Old Curzon Street Station refurb starts 2 Sept 2021
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-09-16T05:00:00Z

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

  • West Midlands Trains Class 172 DMU at Acocks Green (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Direct awards agreed with Greater Anglia and West Midlands Trains

    2021-09-15T15:30:00Z

    UK: The Abellio-led Greater Anglia and West Midlands Trains businesses have agreed directly-awarded National Rail Contracts with the Department for Transport, ahead of the expiry of their Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement contracts on September 19. Both business are currently run as joint ventures between Abellio and ...

  • UK Channel Tunnel terminal at Cheriton outside Folkestone.
    News

    Channel Tunnel to handle unaccompanied freight

    2021-09-14T09:57:00Z

    EUROPE: Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is to launch a service carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers, using its ‘unique customs expertise’ to speed up post-Brexit cross-border traffic. The service between the Channel Tunnel terminals in Calais and Folkestone is to be launched on September 18, in addition to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bespoke London Underground doors pass fire test

    2021-09-14T05:00:00Z

    UK: Rhino Doors has successfully fire-tested bespoke self-closing doors designed for the cross passages of Transport for London’s Moorgate station. The doors are intended to provide passengers with reduced mobility with a place of refuge during emergencies, and feature panic bars and vision panels. The double-leaf ...

  • KM Tools Alstom Derby Cairo monorail jigs
    Rail Business UK

    Jigs supplied to Derby for Cairo monorail project

    2021-09-13T13:00:00Z

    UK: KM Tools has designed and manufactured multiple SmartLine Jigs which Alstom’s Derby plant is using to assemble Innovia 300 monorail trains for export to Cairo. The Staffordshire-based company is also providing 24/7 on-site maintenance support for the jigs. ‘We are thrilled to be part of ...

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    Rail Business UK

    UK comments sought on post-Brexit TSI changes

    2021-09-13T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on proposed changes to EU Technical Specifications for Interoperability. While TSIs no longer apply in Great Britain following Brexit, the current requirements were embedded in UK legislation as part of the withdrawal process. The Secretary of State for ...

  • Three Hitachi-built electro-diesel trainsets of Class 800 and 802 meet at Plymouth.
    Rail Business UK

    Fatigue and stress led to Hitachi train cracks, finds ORR

    2021-09-10T15:00:00Z

    UK: Both fatigue and stress corrosion led to the cracks that resulted in Hitachi-built Class 80x trainsets and Class 385 EMUs being withdrawn from service earlier this year, according to an interim review released by the Office of Rail & Road.

  • Train Lidar
    Rail Business UK

    Gauge survey automation technology approved

    2021-09-10T10:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has approved the use of automation technology from Maestrano subsidiary Cordel for use in clearance gauging across the network. This is expected to help speed-up the work involved in introducing new trains or undertaking infrastructure works. The Cordel Workbench is an AI-powered automated ...

  • Wabtec Faiveley UK has completed refurbishment of the first two of 30 Class 321 electric multiple-units owned by Eversholt Rail, which are being upgraded for train operator Greater Anglia.
    Rail Business UK

    Varamis Rail enters the express logistics fray

    2021-09-10T05:08:00Z

    UK: An Anglo-Scottish express parcels and freight service is being planned by start-up Varamis Rail, which is seeking to revive a number of moribund or lightly used former mail and freight terminals across the network.

  • TransPennine Express Class 185 DMU (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
    Rail Business UK

    Digital upgrade for Siemens Mobility’s Class 185 DMU fleet

    2021-09-09T10:00:00Z

    UK: The 51 Class 185 diesel multiple-units which TransPennine Express leases from Eversholt Rail are to be equipped with Siemens Mobility’s Railigent cloud-based reporting tools, which are expected to improve reliability significantly while reducing overall maintenance and whole-life costs. The cloud-based digital tools will enable the ...

  • Revolution VLR
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-09-09T05:00:00Z

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

  • Class 68 & Nova 3 set Scarborough
    Rail Business UK

    TransPennine Express pauses overnight servicing at Scarborough depot

    2021-09-08T10:00:00Z

    UK: TransPennine Express has ceased the overnight servicing of its Nova 3 push-pull trainsets at Scarborough depot, following repeated complaints from nearby residents about the noise created by the Class 68 locomotives. People living near the £7m facility which opened in 2019, were particularly concerned about ...

  • Icomera Glimpse analytics trial
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger occupancy analytics partnership follows successful trial

    2021-09-08T05:00:00Z

    ANALYTICS: Icomera and Glimpse Analytics are to co-operate to offer ‘robust’ video analytics software for the real-time monitoring of passenger loadings, enabling operators and passengers to make more informed decisions based on train occupancy. The partnership agreement follows successful trials on South Western Railway services from ...

  • Tyne & Wear Metro Stadler train impression
    Metro Report International

    Tyne & Wear Metro train order increased

    2021-09-07T13:50:00Z

    UK: An order for Stadler to supply a further four trains for the Tyne & Wear Metro has been confirmed by transport authority Nexus, taking the total to 46 five-car sets. The firm order has been placed after £95m was secured for the Metro Flow programme ...

  • TransPennine Express 802201 at Lamburton (Photo Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Additional Edinburgh – Newcastle services from December 2021 timetable

    2021-09-07T11:00:00Z

    UK: TransPennine Express has signed an agreement with Transport Scotland and the Rail North Partnership which will see it operate five services each way per day between Edinburgh and Newcastle from the December 2021 timetable change. The trains will serve Edinburgh Waverley, Dunbar, Reston, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnmouth, ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Railtex and Infrarail 2021 live news

    2021-09-07T07:00:00Z

    Latest news about the combined Railtex and Infrarail 2021 railway industry trade fair

  • FirstGroup has unveiled Lumo as the brand name for the East Coast Trains open access service between Edinburgh and London which is set launch on October 25
    Rail Business UK

    Lumo aims to be the green alternative to Edinburgh – London flights

    2021-09-06T23:01:00Z

    Having unveiled Lumo as the brand name for its Edinburgh to London open access service, FirstGroup explains to Rail Business UK how it is taking a different approach to rail travel with the aim of winning passengers from air and coach.

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    Rail Business UK

    Reforms must address rail skills shortfall, says NSAR Chair

    2021-09-06T05:00:00Z

    UK: The rail sector will need to recruit 34 000 additional staff by 2025 ‘to match the changing skills agenda’, according to HS1 Ltd Chief Executive Dyan Crowther, who is also the current Chair of the National Skills Academy for Rail. Attracting a broader ...

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    Rail Business UK

    RIA seeks commitments on future rail spending

    2021-09-03T12:19:00Z

    UK: ‘I am very, very positive about the future’, insisted Railway Industry Association Chief Executive Darren Caplan, speaking at the opening of the association’s new offices in Westminster on September 2. While the UK rail sector had been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, Caplan suggested ...