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    UK railway news round-up

    2021-08-12T05:00:00Z

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

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    Machine learning deployed to support train operations decision-making

    2021-08-11T06:00:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway and the University of Portsmouth have co-operated to develop machine learning software which analyses real-time train running data to automatically identify services at risk of delay and assist controllers with selecting and implementing the most appropriate contingency plan. The creation of a ...

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    Colas to sell Pullman Rail to Transport for Wales

    2021-08-10T15:11:00Z

    UK: Transport for Wales has signed an agreement to purchase Colas Rail’s Pullman Rail business, which provides rolling stock engineering services at Canton in Cardiff. TfW said it had reviewed its depot and stabling facilities, and concluded that the acquisition of Pullman would provide extra ...

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    Northumberland Line stations contractor selected

    2021-08-10T05:00:00Z

    UK: Northumberland County Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure as primary contractor for the six stations to be built as part of the Northumberland Line project to reinstate passenger services between Newcastle and Ashington. The initial stage of the framework contract covers the completion of ...

  • Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and Powys County Council have granted planning approval for a proposed rolling stock, infrastructure and technology testing facility to be built on a former open cast mine site.
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    Global Centre of Rail Excellence gets planning approval

    2021-08-09T14:04:00Z

    UK: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and Powys County Council have granted planning approval for a proposed rolling stock, infrastructure and technology testing facility to be built on a former open cast mine site. The Global Centre of Rail Excellence would ‘help create the ...

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    Assisted boarding points cut assistance notice time to 10 min

    2021-08-06T12:55:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway is reducing the advance notice needed for assisted travel services to 10 min, with the roll out of assisted boarding points at stations where passengers can contact its customer service centre which will then let the guard on the next available train ...

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    Competition hots up at 24th Rail Business Awards

    2021-08-05T15:29:00Z

    UK: With six weeks left until the deadline, companies across the UK rail sector still have time to enter for the 24th Rail Business Awards.

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    Crossrail 2 and major infrastructure investment still required on South West Main Line despite Covid-19 effect, warns Network Rail

    2021-08-05T11:17:00Z

    UK: A report issued by Network Rail indicates that the expected drop in commuter and business travel caused by Covid-19 will not be sufficient to remove the need for major infrastructure investment on the South West Main Line serving London Waterloo, including potential resumption of work on Crossrail 2.

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    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up

    2021-08-05T05:00:00Z

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

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    Maritime Intermodal to lease Mossend Euroterminal

    2021-08-04T14:20:00Z

    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

    2021-08-04T14:17:00Z

    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, ...

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    Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro learning to feed into updated transport strategy

    2021-08-04T11:21:00Z

    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

    2021-08-04T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Southeastern Managing Director named

    2021-08-03T13:10:00Z

    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

    2021-08-03T05:00:00Z

    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

    2021-08-02T05:00:00Z

    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, ...

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    Arup to undertake all-Ireland rail review

    2021-07-30T08:21:00Z

    EUROPE: Ireland’s Department of Transport and Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure have commissioned Arup to undertake an All Island Strategic Rail Review, which will consider how the 1 600 mm gauge rail networks can be used to improve connectivity, enhance regional accessibility and support balanced development. ...

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    First train operator publishes social value report

    2021-07-30T05:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Next Go-Ahead CEO named

    2021-07-29T10:48:00Z

    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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    UK railway news round-up

    2021-07-29T05:00:00Z

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