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Funding for Ely North Junction remodelling study

Local enterprise partnerships in East Anglia have joined forces to fund a feasibility study into capacity improvement works around Ely, including the remodelling of Ely North Junction. The study itself will be completed by Network Rail but funding is being provided by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough LEP, New Anglia LEP and the Strategic Freight Network. […]
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Los Angeles places order for CRRC metro trains

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the operator of the city’s subway system, has ordered 64 new rail cars from CRRC. The new cars will be used on the Metro Red and Purple lines. CRRC will deliver a test vehicle by spring 2020, Metro has said. All 64 metro cars will be delivered by […]
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IEP tested in Wales

Hitachi’s Class 800 intercity train has completed its first test run in Wales. 800 002 has completed a test service through the Severn Tunnel to Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend and Port Talbot before arriving at Hitachi’s Swansea depot. The bi-mode units are scheduled to begin operating commercial services out of London Paddington this autumn. Karen Boswell, managing director at […]
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Siemens restructures

Siemens Rail Automation is re-organising its UK structure to better develop the rail industry’s digital revolution while at the same time maintaining focus on main line and light rail work. Says Rob Morris, Siemens’ director of operations, ‘In making these changes, we are ensuring that our regional delivery teams remain strong, focused and sufficiently resourced […]

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DB returns to profit

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn (DB) bounced back into profit in 2016, the company’s new chief executive, Richard Lutz, has announced. Last year, the company reported its first loss since 2003 even after recording annual sales of more than €40 billion for the first time. The €1.3 billion net loss was down to special write-downs in its rail freight business, […]
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Tandem tamping

After the success at Belford last year, where newly relaid switches and crossings (S&C) were handed back at 125 mph line speed using 928001, a Plasser & Theurer Unimat 09-4×4/4S Dynamic Tamper, Swietelsky/Babcock Rail (SBR) has continued its innovative collaboration with the S&C North Alliance to deliver another 125mph handback of an S&C renewal, this […]
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New Melbourne tram rolls of production line

Construction of the first of 20 newly ordered E-Class trams for Melbourne has been completed at Bombardier’s Dandenong factory. It is the 51st E-Class tram to be produced at the factory and the first of 20 new vehicles ordered in 2015. Testing and commissioning will be completed at Yarra Trams’ Preston depot. All 70 low-floor trams will […]
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ScotRail’s ‘new’ HSTs

In 2012, Transport Scotland published the results of its rail passenger service consultation. This considered how the railway should develop and the types of passenger services required. Its results were incorporated into the specification for the ScotRail franchise which was renewed in 2014. One conclusion from this consultation exercise was that passengers traveling from central […]
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New trains in their thousands

Over £10 billion is being invested in the current orders for 5,670 new rail vehicles. Some of these are already in service with almost all due to be by 2020. This equates to the delivery of 25 vehicles a week, compared with the four vehicles a week supplied over the previous control period. This unprecedented […]
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Midland Metro operation to be brought in-house

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the public body responsible for public transport planning in and around Birmingham, will take over the operation of Midland Metro light rail services when the current concession runs out in 2018. Midland Metro has been operated by National Express since 1999. TfWM announced today (March 22) that rather than awarding […]
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Midland Metro operation to be brought in-house

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), the public body responsible for public transport planning in and around Birmingham, will take over the operation of Midland Metro light rail services when the current concession runs out in 2018. Midland Metro has been operated by National Express since 1999. TfWM announced today (March 22) that rather than awarding […]
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