All UK articles – Page 7

  • Bletchley East West Rail station impression
    Rail Business UK

    East West Railway Co seeks feedback on Enterprise Partner development model


    UK: East West Railway Co has begun market engagement for the procurement of an Enterprise Partner which would support it with the specification, delivery, launch and operation of the Oxford to Cambridge service, embedding ‘private sector expertise and new ways of working’ within the organisation. ...

  • Sheffield 3
    Rail Business UK

    Digi-Rail SCR technology fast-track programme targets Sheffield SMEs


    UK: The Digi-Rail SCR initiative has been launched to seek out and fast-track digital technology innovations that are being developed by SMEs in the Sheffield City Region, or which already exist in other sectors and would deliver major benefits for the rail industry. The Digi-Rail ...

  • Freightliner Class 66
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Freight Energy & Emissions Calculation tool to help optimise performance


    UK: Funding has been awarded for the development of a low-cost tool allowing train operators and their customers estimate accurately the emissions produced by different traction, route and loading options in order to assess the benefits of modal shift to rail. Network Rail will also be ...

  • Nottingham trams
    Metro Report International

    Light rail safety strategy published


    UK: Research into light rail safety, expanding the range of guidance documents and the continued development of a new risk model and a robust accident reporting system are amongst the projects detailed in the Light Rail Safety Standards Board’s business plan. LRSSB was ...

  • Transport for Wales Stadler Flirt trainset (5)
    Rail Business UK

    Transport for Wales Flirts on test in Switzerland


    UK: Testing has begun in Switzerland of the first of the Flirt multiple-units which Stadler is building for Transport for Wales, ahead of delivery for further testing on the Wales Borders network and entry into passenger service from the end of 2022. Stadler ...

  • The Staycation Express has returned for 2021 with a six days a week service on the Settle – Carlisle line (Photo: Tony Miles).
    Rail Business UK

    Staycation Express returns for 2021 season


    UK: Following last year’s successful launch the Staycation Express has returned for 2021 with a six days a week service on the Settle – Carlisle line from July 19 to September 9. This year the rolling stock is a dedicated 2+5 HST set which features all ...

  • West Midlands Metro training 09
    Metro Report International

    Training academy to support tram network expansion


    UK: West Midlands Metro has opened a training academy at its Wednesbury depot, as the tram operator plans to create more than 160 driving, maintenance, ticket inspection and support jobs as part of a £1∙3bn network expansion programme. As well as providing a central location ...

  • Porterbrook Hydroflex fuel cell multiple-unit
    Rail Business UK

    Two investors to take 30% stake in Porterbrook


    UK: An agreement has been signed for UK investment fund Dalmore Capital and Israeli energy and infrastructure fund Generation Capital to acquire the 30% shareholding in rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook that is currently held by The Infrastructure Fund, Utilities Trust of Australia and the NatWest ...

  • LNER Azuma at York (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    Thales to develop ETCS data security system


    UK: Network Rail has appointed Thales to develop and implement an Online Key Management System to secure the exchange of critical data between trackside and in-cab ETCS equipment. ‘The online element of this solution is truly innovative, having not yet been implemented elsewhere in the ...

  • Premier Modular HS2 Granby Terrace 25414-_JRP3251 SCS East Premier 020621 credit Absolute Photography
    Rail Business UK

    UK railway news round-up


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

  • HybridFLEX Train
    Rail Business UK

    HybridFLEX prototype battery-diesel multiple-unit launched


    UK: Chiltern Railways has unveiled its prototype HybridFLEX multiple-unit fitted with a hybrid traction system which can offer zero emissions and near silent operation at stations and in other sensitive locations. Developed by the operator, leasing company Porterbrook and MTU PowerPack supplier Rolls-Royce, the HybridFLEX ...

  • The Messe Berlin venue has more than 3 km of outdoor tracks for rail vehicles to be displayed.
    Rail Business UK

    Trade fair support is essential for meeting rail export targets, says RIA


    UK: The Railway Industry Association has called on the Department for International Trade to continue assisting small businesses with attending overseas industry events, following the cancellation of the Tradeshow Access Programme which provides grants to SMEs exhibiting at trade fairs including InnoTrans, AusRail and Trako. ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Worldline and Evoke self-service ticket kiosk tested


    UK: Govia Thameslink Railway is to trial a ticket machine which has been developed by Worldline and Evoke Creative, drawing on experience supplying self-service machines to customers including McDonald’s, Vue Cinema and JD Sports. ‘The key to a great customer experience on a kiosk is ...

  • Nottingham trams
    Metro Report International

    English light rail networks get final tranche of Covid-19 funding


    UK: The government has announced £56m of funding to support the operation of Manchester Metrolink, Tyne Wear Metro, Sheffield Supertram, Nottingham Express Transit, West Midlands Metro and Blackpool Tramway services from July 20 to April 2022. The funding announced on July 16 is ...

  • Furrer+Frey's Noel Dolphin
    Rail Business UK

    Movable overhead electrification aims to eliminate the need for diesel shunting locomotives


    UK: Funding has been awarded for a project to test the use of a moveable overhead conductor rail at freight terminals where loading and unloading requirements mean conventional overhead electrification cannot be used. This could eliminate the need to use diesel shunting locomotives and remove a ...

  • Stegosaurus
    Rail Business UK

    Stegosaurus wagon conversion project underway


    UK: DB Cargo UK is converting surplus BYA bogie covered steel wagons into open hot coil wagons, with the design nicknamed ‘stegosaurus’ because of the profile. The operator’s maintenance depot in Stoke is undertakeing the series conversion of 29 BYA wagons following trials with Tata ...

  • Bletchley station East West Rail high level platforms looking south
    Rail Business UK

    Bletchley high level station construction contract awarded


    UK: VolkerFitzpatrick has been awarded a contract to build two high level platforms at Bletchley station for use by future East West Rail servces on the Oxford to Cambridge corridor. A new bridge will connect the existing platforms at Bletchley station with the high level ...

  • East West Rail construction
    Rail Business UK

    Jacobs appointed as East West Rail Programme Partner


    UK: Oxford to Cambridge railway project promoter East West Railway Co has awarded Jacobs the Programme Partner contract, worth an estimated £35m overs three years. The contract covers the provision of engineering, operations and IT support services, with Jacobs to work collaboratively with EWR Co’s existing ...

  • Speedy Anglia rail centre
    Rail Business UK

    Speedy opens East Anglia rail tool hire centre


    UK: Tool and plant hire firm Speedy has opened a specialist rail equipment site in Bury St Edmunds to serve contractors in East Anglia. The site offers large items such as lighting and trackside fencing, and is a centre for battery-powered equipment including the MX ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Northern leaders demand infrastructure commitments before agreeing timetable changes


    UK: Local authorities have confirmed that the preferred option for timetable changes to improve performance in the north of England and provide a short-term solution to congestion in central Manchester will not be accepted ‘unless the government fully commits to delivering key rail investment projects in the north, leading to increased capacity and connectivity’.