All UK articles – Page 3

  • The Scottish government has extended the Emergency Measures Agreements for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises until December.
    Rail Business UK

    ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper Emergency Measures Agreements extended

    2021-09-22T16:14:00Z

    UK: The Scottish government has extended the Emergency Measures Agreements for the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises until December. The EMAs put in place in March this year ran from April 1 to September 19. Under the extended agreements the two operators will continue to receive ...

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
    Rail Business UK

    Burnham ready to petition parliament to secure completion of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail

    2021-09-22T13:53:00Z

    UK: Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is ready to petition parliament if the Northern Powerhouse Rail and High Speed 2 programmes are cut back or cancelled, he told Rail Business UK following the annual Transport for the North conference. ‘The publication of the Integrated Rail Plan ...

  • NPR and HS2
    Rail Business UK

    Northern leaders express concern over fate of Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2

    2021-09-22T13:47:00Z

    UK: Concerns over the future of both the eastern leg of HS2 Phase 2b and the proposed Northern Powerhouse Rail programme were the focus of debate at the annual Transport for the North conference held in Leeds on September 21. High Speed 2 Lorna Pimlott, HS2 ...

  • Mobility hub visualisation
    Metro Report International

    Go-Ahead and Arup set out vision for sustainable transport hubs

    2021-09-22T09:00:00Z

    UK: Ways to improve the integration of public transport with walking, cycling, micromobility and digital services to create an attractive alternative to car travel have been presented by train and bus operator Go-Ahead Group and engineering consultancy Arup. The Future Mobility Hubs report outlines a flexible ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail Health & Wellbeing Index launched

    2021-09-22T05:00:00Z

    tn_gb-networkrail-people-hivi_03.jpg UK: The Rail Safety & Standards Board has developed a rail-specific Health & Wellbeing Index which is designed to enable organisations to assess health-based investment decisions by calculating the impact of risks such as fatigue, stress, mental health, musculoskeletal disorders, hand arm vibration syndrome, respiratory ...

  • West Midlands Metro tram.
    Metro Report International

    Funding sought for West Midlands Metro expansion

    2021-09-21T15:24:00Z

    UK: The West Midlands Combined Authority Board has approved bids for £2bn of government funding for investment in tram, rail, bus and cycling infrastructure over the next five years The bids cover the refurbishment and upgrading of West Midlands Metro’s Birmingham – Wolverhampton light rail line, ...

  • CargoBeamer Calais
    News

    CargoBeamer network extended to the UK

    2021-09-21T13:43:00Z

    EUROPE: CargoBeamer has formed a partnership with Eurotunnel enabling unaccompanied lorry semi-trailers arriving at its rail-road transfer terminal in Calais to be transported on Shuttle trains through the Channel Tunnel and then onwards to Ashford in southeast England. The companies said this would partially resolve the ...

  • GTR Class 717 at Blackfriars during ETCS tests
    Rail Business UK

    Thameslink test confirms ETCS backwards compatibility

    2021-09-21T11:21:00Z

    UK: A significant milestone has been reached in the East Coast Digital Programme, with the testing of a Great Northern Class 717 EMU over the Thameslink core between London St Pancras and Blackfriars stations using ETCS Level 2. The Siemens Mobility-built Class 717s are equipped ...

  • IBB President Newton B Jones (left) and TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes signed a strategic partnership agreement in 2020.
    News

    Railway unions discuss international merger

    2021-09-20T15:43:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association in the UK and Ireland and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in the USA have announced talks with a view to merging by July 1 2022. TSSA has more than 18 000 members at rail, ferry, bus and associated companies ...

  • A branch of London Underground’s Northern Line to serve the Battersea Power Station redevelopment area opened on September 20 (Photo: TfL).
    Metro Report International

    London Underground’s Battersea Power Station extension opens

    2021-09-20T13:33:00Z

    UK:·A 3·3 km two-station branch of London Underground’s Northern Line to serve the Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station redevelopment area opened on September 20. ‘This extension will hugely improve the links between these vibrant, growing south London neighbourhoods and the rest of the capital, and ...

  • gb Network Rail generic signal
    Rail Business UK

    National ETCS test lab under development

    2021-09-20T05:00:00Z

    UK: Atkins is developing a National ETCS Test Verification Validation & Integration Laboratory under a 10-year contract awarded by Network Rail as part of plans for the deployment of ERTMS across the network. Located at Atkins’ Signalling Integration Centre at Egham in Surrey, the facility is ...

  • Network Rail plans to double the number of apprenticeships offered.
    Rail Business UK

    Network Rail and YRP launch ‘Welcome to Rail’ initiative

    2021-09-17T10:39:00Z

    UK: Not-for-profit networking body Young Rail Professionals and Network Rail have joined forces to launch what is intended to become an annual induction programme for people new to working in the rail industry.

  • 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 ...

  • Test 2021-06-26 - 132mins - hi-res
    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.