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Hitachi and Spencer Group team up for Tyne and Wear Metro bid

12th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Hitachi and Spencer Group have joined forces in order to bid for a £500 million contract to build new trains and a maintenance centre for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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Alstom awarded Israel Railways contract

11th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Alstom has been awarded a contract to equip the Israel Railways fleet with ETCS (European Train Control System) Level 2 onboard equipment. Valued at €45 million, the contract is for the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the system.

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Engineering work affecting GWR this Christmas

11th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Great Western Railway (GWR) are advising passengers to to plan ahead for travel around Christmas and travel early where possible in anticipation of Network Rail delivering their biggest ever program of Christmas engineering work.

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Alstom wins Mumbai Metro signalling contract

10th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Alstom have been awarded a contract worth in excess of €100 million from Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to supply a CBTC signalling system for Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro.

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International platforms reopen at Waterloo

10th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

The former international platforms at London Waterloo reopened this morning, more than a decade after Eurostar services left the station for their new home at St Pancras.

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Work starts on Lichfield Trent Valley lift upgrade

07th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail has started a £2.3 millino project at Lichfield Trent Valley to install new lifts as part of the ‘Access for All’ upgrade, which will transform the way people with all mobility needs use the railway.

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RMT confirms new South Western Railway strike action

07th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have this morning confirmed a further date in the continuing strike action on South Western Railway (SWR), with a new date pencilled in on 22nd December.

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Alstom completes final Metropolis for Sydney Metro

06th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

The Sydney Metro saw a significant milestone today as Alstom completed the last of the 22 'Metropolis' 6-car units for the network.

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Translink signs £50M contract with CAF for 21 new carriages

06th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Translink and CAF have today officially signed a contract that will see the Spanish manufacturer provide 21 new train carriages for Northern Ireland Railways.

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Siemens Desiro HC receives German approval

06th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

The German Federal Railway Authority have approved the Siemens Mobility Desiro HC EMU for use on Line RE 11 - part of the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) - in time for the new timetable that starts on December 9th.

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LNER to reinstate Stirling to London services

05th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) have today announced that direct services between Stirling and London Kings Cross are to be reinstated from 9th December, following a temporary suspension over the summer.

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Network Rail invests £3m in Cumbrian coast line

05th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail have announced that they are to invest £3m to replace 5,000 yards of ageing and worn out track on the Cumbrian coast line that will provide smoother, faster and more comfortable journeys for passengers.

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Screaming Valentas railtour raises over £21,000 for charity

05th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Following the hugely successful 'The Screaming Valentas' railtour on Saturday 17 November, the final amount has now been counted and the amount raised was a staggering £21,143.21.

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Canadian Pacific unveils new hopper cars

05th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Canadian Pacific (CP) have unveiled latest generation of grain hopper cars at the G3 Pasqua elevator near Moose Jaw, Sask. The Canadian made cars form the 8,500-foot High Efficiency Product (HEP) train and mean that approximately 44 percent more grain can be moved when compared to the previous generation of train.

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RMT and Northern strike talks collapse

04th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

After what seemed a breakthrough last week in the strike action on Northern, the situation is no further forward after talks collapsed at ACAS.

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Alstom and San Francisco extend partnership

04th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

It has been announced today that Alstom have been awarded a three-year contract by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) for Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) services to manage and supply parts for the SFMTA rail fleet.

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New Thameslink and GTR timetable from Monday

04th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Starting on Monday 10th December, passengers on Thameslink and Great Northern will benefit from 200 additional weekday services, with an additional 32 peak and 170 off peak trains, this represents a major increase in seats available throughout the network.

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United Wagon Company details Kastamonu order

04th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

United Wagon Company have announced that they will supply 75 high-capacity flat cars for timber transportation to Kastamonu, one of Europe’s largest wood-processing companies with the first batch of 30 flat cars already shipped to the company.

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RMT calls on Chris Grayling to resign

04th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

The RMT today have made calls for the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to resign and for rail to be taken back into public ownership amid the chaos surrounding the May 2018 timetable chaos.

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Filton Abbey Wood to Bristol project completed

04th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail have successfully completed the project to install two new railway lines between Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads, doubling the lines into the major hub from two to four tracks.

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