Composite rail doors for Hitachi

TRB Lightweight Structures is to manufacture the toilet panels, partitions, doors and bicycle and luggage units for the 23 Hitachi trainsets which are due to enter service with Avanti West Coast by 2022.


Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has reappointed Sir Peter Hendy as Chair of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd and Network Rail Ltd for a further term of two years from July 16.

Swabbing 2

On March 17 East Midlands Railway said it had found zero traces of Covid-19 in 80 separate tests of touch-points such as ticket machines, door handles and toilet flush buttons at Sheffield, Nottingham, London St Pancras, Derby and Leicester stations, on its trains and in staff areas such as cabs and mess rooms.


Thales Deutschland is supplying ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 Maintenance Release 2 onboard equipment for Harsco Rail Multipurpose Stoneblower maintenance machines.

Transport for Wales staff to use body-worn cameras

More than 250 Axon Body 2 body-worn cameras are to be used by Transport for Wales conductors and station staff based at 15 locations including Cardiff, Chester, Swansea and Pontypridd. This follows a successful trial last year, with staff selecting from four models of camera. ‘Body cameras are proven to be incredibly effective in lowering crime rates both because they are a deterrent and because the evidence they help us gather is so good that it is often key in helping the police secure successful convictions’, said TfW Continuous Improvement Manager Chris Watkins.

Clock mechanism after removal from Great Malvern station - credit Smith of Derby

Clockmaker Smith of Derby has supplied an electric mechanism to repair an ornate 161-year-old clock at Great Malvern station, which had been stopped at 02.12 for more than 36 months. The £8 000 project was funded by Network Rail and the Railway Heritage Trust.