All UK articles – Page 4

  • Train Lidar
    Rail Business UK

    Gauge survey automation technology approved


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...

  • gb-RIA-office-Caplan
    Rail Business UK

    RIA seeks commitments on future rail spending


    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 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Minister opens RIA’s Westminster hub


    The Railway Industry Association’s new offices in Westminster were formally opened by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris on September 2.

  • Passengers return - TPE Scarborough

    Leisure travellers return to rail as bank holiday traffic exceeds pre-pandemic level


    UK: Provisional statistics released by the Department for Transport show rail journeys reached a high of 66% of pre-pandemic levels this summer, driven by increased leisure travel. Meanwhile, industry data shows that leisure journeys to seaside destinations over the August bank holiday weekend surpassed pre-pandemic levels. ...

  • Channel Tunnel

    Channel Tunnel optic fibre network contract signed


    EUROPE: Colt Technology Services has signed a 25-year contract for the installation of optic fibres through the Channel Tunnel as part of its IQ Network data network. This will provide a transfer capacity of several terabits per second per fibre pair. Channel Tunnel operator Getlink’s existing ...

  • Try The Train
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • TfL Image - Test train at Nine Elms
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London joins project reference scheme


    UK: Transport for London has joined the Rail Supply Group’s export reference scheme which provides simplified project references for suppliers who are seeking to sell their products or services overseas. Network Rail and HS2 Ltd already participate. ‘At the Rail Supply Group we’ve been working closely ...

  • Eversholt Rail Southeastern Class 375
    Rail Business UK

    Biotoilet trial in Southeastern EMU modification programme


    UK: Leasing company Eversholt Rail has awarded Southeastern franchisee LSER a contract undertake modifications to its fleet of 112 Bombardier Transportation Class 375 Electrostar electric multiple-units to upgrade onboard systems and meet franchise commitments. The programme is worth up to £10m. It will include replacing the ...

  • HS2 Interchange station from the lake
    Rail Business UK

    Three shortlisted for HS2 Interchange station construction contract


    UK: HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the £370m contract for the detailed design and construction of the High Speed 2 Interchange station to the east of Birmingham. Invitations to tender have been issued to: Laing O’Rourke Construction; Skanska Construction UK; Unity Joint Venture ...

  • Electrification works (Photo: Network Rail)
    Rail Business UK

    Wigan to Bolton electrification approved


    UK: The go-ahead for electrification of the line between Wigan North Western and Lostock Junction near Bolton was announced by the government on September 1. The project will involve 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of around 10 km of double-track line, modifications to 17 bridges and ...