Supply Chain stories

All the latest supply chain news for the Rail Industry.

Unipart Rail

Unipart Rail and Andiman & Co Partnership to support European Growth

25th September 2020

Unipart Rail has formed a partnership with Andiman & Co to accelerate growth in the European rail market.

Chris Page

Rail industry leaders come together to discuss an action plan for attracting passengers back to trains

25th September 2020

Railfuture has brought together rail industry experts for a webinar discussing what needs to be done to attract passengers back to rail.

GB Railfreight

Tarmac on track with renewal of rail freight contracts

24th September 2020

Leading sustainable construction solutions company Tarmac has underlined its continued commitment to lowering the whole life carbon footprint of customer projects with the renewal of a number of five-year rail freight contracts.

Unipart Rail Strengthens New Products expertise

24th September 2020

Unipart Rail is continually bringing new products to the rail sector, and has recently strengthened its New Products team with three new recruits joining the existing team and reporting to Marketing Director Jake Rudham.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed emergency jobs scheme as part of plans to support businesses over the coming months

24th September 2020

The government’s announced a new Job Support Scheme from November 1st, which it says will protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to coronavirus.


Stadler Rail Service UK appoints first UK engineering director

24th September 2020

Stadler Rail Service UK has appointed Paul Patrick as its first UK engineering director.


How West Midlands businesses can grab their share of 400,000 HS2 contracts on offer

24th September 2020

Small and medium sized businesses in the West Midlands can find out more about the thousands of HS2 contracts on offer at an online regional summit next month.

GB Railfreight

GB Railfreight Announces Contract Renewal with Tarmac

23rd September 2020

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is delighted to announce Tarmac has renewed its contract for five years from January 2020 to 31 December 2025, for the transportation of aggregate materials. 


Business growth prompts Totalkare relocation to accommodate larger product portfolio

23rd September 2020

On the back of several years of sustained growth, Totalkare will relocate to a new, purpose-built facility on Monday 21 September 2020.


PTSG wins DART project

23rd September 2020

Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) is to provide specialist electrical services in a new state-of-the-art guided mass passenger transit system in Luton.


RIA Annual Conference early bird ticket availability extended to 2nd October

22nd September 2020

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) is extending from mid September to 2 October registration for Early Bird tickets to its Annual Conference, which takes place virtually on 4-6 November.


Digital-first Contractor Winvic set to Develop AI Enabled Software to Send Personal Site Risk Alerts to Team

22nd September 2020

Winvic Construction Ltd, a leading main contractor that specialises in the design and delivery of multi-sector construction and civil engineering projects, is working on a second Innovate UK funded project, which aims to keep site staff even safer; the three organisations involved will together leverage the latest real-time image and machine learning technologies to detect, recognise and track hazards on a construction site, which will then alert nearby operatives via IoT enabled, GPS devices.


Hitachi-Bombardier partnership celebrates 10 years delivering Europe’s fastest high speed train

22nd September 2020

Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation today celebrated a decade of working together delivering ETR 1000 trains, the fastest-ever in-service train in Europe, capable of achieving 400km/h.


HS2 uses new pioneering low carbon concrete to reduce carbon emissions in construction

22nd September 2020

As part of its ambition to build the most sustainable high speed railway in the world, HS2 contractors in London have begun using a new low carbon concrete product which provides a reduction of 42% in CO2 in comparison to a standard concrete.

Rail industry experts say clean rail must be the future of travel post pandemic

22nd September 2020

A new report from leading rail industry professionals makes the case for putting rail at the heart of a green post-pandemic economic recovery.

New features confirmed for highly anticipated rail industry showcase Railtex/Infrarail 2021

21st September 2020

Despite the extraordinary and challenging circumstances the rail industry is currently operating in, response to the first ever co-located Railtex/Infrarail 2021 event has been excellent.

Dyer & Butler

Dyer & Butler Awarded Cambridge Railway Station Platform Extension Scheme by Abellio Greater Anglia

18th September 2020

Dyer & Butler, a part of M Group Services, has been appointed to deliver platform extensions at Cambridge railway station on behalf of Abellio Greater Anglia.

John Laing

John Laing announces the sale of its 30% interest in InterCity Express Programme Phase 2 for a total cash consideration of up to £421 million

18th September 2020

John Laing Group plc has announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its 30% interest in the InterCity Express Programme Phase 2, the UK rolling stock project for the East Coast Main Line, to AIP Management P/S, on behalf of certain of its managed or advised funds, for a total cash consideration of up to £421 million (before disposal costs). 

Riding Sunbeams

Solar trains pioneer receives its first commercial funding

18th September 2020

World-leading solar rail pioneer Riding Sunbeams has secured its first commercial funding from Thrive Renewables and Friends Provident Foundation, in exchange for a minority shareholding in the business and an active role in governance.

Network Rail

East Coast Main Line increases power supply with £216.2m contract

17th September 2020

The East Coast Main Line Power Supply Upgrade is to power forward into its second phase to enhance the East Coast network, bolstered by a £216.2m contract award for the Rail Electrification Alliance.