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Everybody on board to drive railway improvements in the Anglia region

19th April 2018

Network Rail has joined with passenger, train and freight organisations in the Anglia region to form a dedicated Route Supervisory Board to drive improvements to the region’s rail network. The supervisory board will be formed of senior representatives of Network…

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First Nova train on track for delivery in the North of England

19th April 2018

The first of TransPennine Express’ new Nova 3 trains has now commenced testing at the Velim Test centre in the Czech Republic and is on track to enter service towards the end of 2018. The train will undergo a wide variety…

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Alstom wins maintenance contract for Caledonian Sleeper Class 92 locomotives from Wembley depot

19th April 2018

Alstom has been chosen to provide maintenance support for the Class 92 locomotives that pull the carriages of the Caledonian Sleeper service. The locomotives will be maintained at the Alstom Wembley Depot for the next twelve years starting this year,…

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Ballyclare awarded new workwear contract by Network Rail

19th April 2018

Ballyclare Limited has been awarded a new order for protective workwear by Network Rail, that covers the supply of hi-vis polycotton workwear, following a detailed and rigorous tendering process. Ballyclare is accredited under the Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS),…

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Kevin Hague announced as new Managing Director of Aarsleff

19th April 2018

Kevin Hague has been appointed as managing director for Aarsleff Ground Engineering in the UK with immediate effect. Kevin’s Aarsleff journey began in 2004 when he joined the business as piling manager and just a year later gained the deserved title of general…

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Commuters will be able to go surfing for free on Greater Anglia trains

19th April 2018

Greater Anglia is investing £4.5 million to upgrade and install free WiFi on commuter trains between East Anglia and London. Engineers are currently installing new hardware onto trains to improve WiFi availability and offer a new, free infotainment channel called…

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Network Rail awards £10m Highland mainline contract

18th April 2018

Network Rail has awarded Bam Nuttall a contract for upgrade works to the Highland mainline – to help reduce journey times for customers. The £10m contract is part of an overall £57m Scottish Government-funded investment in the line linking Inverness…

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New Northern rail leaders group launches to provide ​ ‘one voice’ for industry

18th April 2018

A new organisation representing the Northern rail industry has launched. The new Northern Rail Industry Leaders (NRIL) will aim to deliver the skills, innovation and talent required for the North’s ambitious transport infrastructure plans, as set out in Transport for…

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Dave Ingram joins Donseed as new Chief Operating Officer

18th April 2018

Biometric Workplace Management Specialists, Donseed, has appointed Dave Ingram, former Managed Service Director for Maintel, as Chief Operating Officer. Dave brings over 25 years’ experience of working in the communications and IT industry and a wealth of leadership experience. He…

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Skyscanner app makes tracks with launch of new trains feature

18th April 2018

Skyscanner has launched a new train booking feature, expanding its offering to UK travellers. The feature allows travellers to search for cheap rail tickets for domestic journeys with ease and without booking fees. UK travellers frequently search for more than 350…

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Saddle Up For Street Children

18th April 2018

23rd September 2018 The Great Rail Bike Off is an exciting new event organised in association with Young Rail Professionals. This 100 mile sportive links key railway towns and hubs, following a route from London to the Midlands and finishing…

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Lightweight carbon fibre rail bogie frame wins Paris award

18th April 2018

As part of the consortium, the Institute of Railway Research will test the new rail bogies on its £3.5m test rig. RAIL vehicle bogies made from recycled carbon fibre could lead to major savings for operators, with a 50 per…

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