Rail industry needs to engineer out risk not just protect from it

Sue Johnston from the ORR – one of the speakers at the Rail Safety Summit on April 28 – discusses the role of the ORR moving into CP5. Q: We[...]
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Oxford Parkway station to open in 2015

The first station to be built in Oxfordshire for 80 years is to open in summer 2015 on a new route connecting Oxford with London Marylebone. Oxford Parkway, which will be[...]
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Talks to continue to avert planned Tube strikes

Transport for London (TfL) has publicly backed proposals to close all ticket offices by 2015 as it continues to hold talks with trade unions in an attempt to prevent planned[...]
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FS Italiane profit up 20%

Italy’s state-owned rail company Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS Italiane) has recorded a net profit of €460 million, an increase of 20 per cent on the previous year. Unlike other European[...]
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Singapore awards S $1.15bn metro line contracts

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded contracts worth a combined S $1.15 billion for the Thomson and Eastern Region Lines. The winners of two civils contracts for the construction of three[...]
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Pesa orders engines for new PKP Intercity trains

Pesa has placed an order for 10 MTU Series 4000 locomotive diesel engines to power a fleet of new Gama 111Db locomotives. The engines, which are certificated for EU Stage IIIB emissions[...]
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Aeroexpress fleet celebrates production milestone

A new fleet of trains for Russian operator Aeroexpress has entered the final stage of assembly. Manufacturer Stadler invited political and industrial leaders to its site in Switzerland to see[...]
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National Express targets Spanish high-speed rail

National Express subsidiary Alsa has been granted a license by the Spanish government to operate trains on the country’s high-speed rail network. The license, which was awarded by the Ministry of[...]
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MTA awards $628 million East Side Access contracts

MTA has awarded two new contracts worth $628 million to fit out over 3 kilometres of new subway tunnels beneath New York city. As well as lining tunnels between 50th Street[...]
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Return to the Settle and Carlisle

The Settle and Carlisle line stands today as an enduring testimony to railway engineering and perseverance, ingenuity and determination. This April marks the 25th anniversary of the saving of the railway that runs over the roof of Britain. The Settle and Carlisle line was slated for closure in the 1980s by a BR board desperate […]
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Japanese company begins manufacturing ‘world’s longest rails’

A Japanese steel works has completed an upgrade of its facilities which will allow it to manufacture and ship 150-metre length rails. Described by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation[...]
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UK passengers footing more of the bill as rail subsidy falls

Passengers covered almost 60 per cent of the UK rail network’s costs between 2012-13. New figures from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) show that between 2012-13 fare income rose[...]
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