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Tring station to receive £4.5m upgrade

22nd February 2019 | by Darren Porter

Work is due to start next month at Tring station on a £4.5 million project to install new lifts, ramps and a footbridge to ensure step-free access across all five platforms for the first time.

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Alstom awarded Bangalore Metro phase II contract

22nd February 2019 | by Darren Porter

Alstom have been awarded a €71 million contract by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to provide power supply and traction electrification for the 33-kilometre extension to Bangalore Metro.

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First overhauled WMR Class 323 re-enters service

22nd February 2019 | by Darren Porter

The West Midlands Railway fleet on the Cross City Line (Lichfield - Birmingham - Redditch/Bromsgrove) are currently undergoing a major overhaul and the first of the fleet has been released back into traffic today.

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GWR provide extra trains for Six Nations

22nd February 2019 | by Darren Porter

Great Western Railway (GWR) have announced that they will run 22 trains to help get fans home after Wales v England in the Six Nations this coming Saturday.

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New Hull Trains appointment Mark Shepherd stands at a station

Hull Trains appoint new Head of Safety and Environment

22nd February 2019 | by Darren Porter

Hull Trains have announced the appointment of Mark Shepherd, the train operating company’s new Head of Safety and Environment. With over 25 years in the industry, Mark brings a great deal of experience to the role after replacing Phil Green.

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Network Rail complete 100mph testing between Manchester and Preston

22nd February 2019 | by Darren Porter

In the early hours of the morning the final high-speed tests were done on the newly electrified railway between Manchester and Preston in order to complete final checks before the arrival of 100mph services in May.

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RMT members stage protest outside Edinburgh Waverley station.

RMT members stage protest to halt closure of Springburn

20th February 2019 | by Darren Porter

Members of the RMT staged a protest yesterday in opposition to plans to close Glasgow’s Springburn Rail Depot.

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SWR train stands at London Waterloo station

RMT suspend SWR strike action

19th February 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have confirmed that strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) has now been suspended following a significant breakthrough in talks.

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HST powercars line up at Long Rock Depot

GWR to host Long Rock Depot Open Day

18th February 2019 | by Darren Porter

Great Western Railway (GWR) have announced that they will open the doors of the Long Rock Maintenance Depot to the public on Saturday 13 April 2019 to celebrate 170 years of Cornwall's railway.

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46th day of Northern strike action to go ahead

25th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have confirmed that the long running dispute with Northern will continue tomorrow as the 46th day of strike action is reached.

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Class 66 locomotive in Freightliner livery

Freightliner to invest in new Ipswich facility

24th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), have announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art locomotive, wagon maintenance and fuelling facility at the existing freight yard at Ipswich.

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Corby station building

Work to start on Corby platform extension

24th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail are due to start work on 4th February to extend the platform at Corby, part of a wider programme of improvements to the Midland Main Line.

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Heathrow Express fleet to be fitted with ETCS

23rd January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Porterbrook have signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation that will see digital signalling equipment added to the fleet of Class 387 trains that are destined for Heathrow Express.

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Revenue protection staff gather at end of platform

West Midlands Railway clamps down on ticketless travel

22nd January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Following reports of an increase in ticketless travel and antisocial behaviour on the Chase line, West Midlands Railway clamped down on Friday 18th January when a total of 25 revenue protection managers were stationed at six locations on the line.

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Dignitaries pose for photograph with Stroud 700 nameplate and cheque

GWR present nameplate to Stroud

21st January 2019 | by Darren Porter

As the Great Western Railway (GWR) High Speed Train fleet is gradually replaced by the new Intercity Express Trains, a nameplate carried by one of the iconic locomotives has been presented to the town of Stroud.

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GWR January sale now on

10th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Great Western Railway (GWR) have now launched their January sale and customers can take advantage of train tickets costing as little as £5.

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Artists impression of Bombardier Multilevel 3 commuter rail cars

Bombardier to supply passenger cars to New Jersey Transit

10th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Bombardier Transportation have announced that they have signed a contract with New Jersey Transit Corporation for 113 Multilevel III commuter rail cars.

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Coradia Nordic train travelling along railway track

Alstom delivers final Coradia to Skånetrafiken

10th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Alstom have delivered the final Coradia Nordic regional train -better known as “Pågatågen” - to Skånetrafiken to complete an order that comprised of 30 units.

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Aerial image of the proposed Horden station site

Horden station receives planning permission

09th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Plans to build a new station at Horden in east Durham have now been given the go ahead with initial work on the £10.55 million project due to get underway in the next few weeks. The station is expected to be open for passengers in Spring 2020.

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Class 700 EMU approaching station

Thameslink reinstates 12 night services

08th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

As of last night (Monday 7th January) Thameslink have reinstated 12 night services, bringing the total number of reinstated services since July 2018 to more than 200.

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