Plans for transparent roof at Leeds station

ETFE, which has been used at Birmingham New Street, Carlisle Citadel, and Manchester Piccadilly stations, is much lighter than glass, offers greater light transmission and is shatterproof.
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New US production facility for Getzner

Photo: Getzner.Getzner's US headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is also being expanded to create additional space.
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RSSB to fund rail decarbonisation research

The RSSB is to launch two funding competitions later this month in support of a government-led initiative to remove diesel trains from Britain's railways by 2040.
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HS2 plans to replicate Crossrail in setting up international consultancy

Sir Terry Morgan, a key note speaker at the Rail Forum Midlands' annual conference. Photo: Rail Forum Midlands.Newly appointed HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan has told suppliers that he plans to replicate the success of Crossrail International.
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GE to partner BNSF on battery freight locomotive tests

The first hydrogen powered locomotive, developed in part by BNSF, ran in 2010. Photo: Fuelcell Propulsion Institute.The programme will see GE Transportation design and build an AC Evolution Series locomotive which will feature an overall energy-management system, including onboard energy storage.
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The UK at InnoTrans

Photo: InnoTrans.Transport secretary Chris Grayling led the charge as UK rail companies went in search of new international opportunities at InnoTrans.
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Derby resignalling – 79 days later

In July, Network Rail embarked on a £200 million remodelling of Derby station and the railway that surrounds it. The project team had 79 days to complete the work and it would have to do so, for the most part, without closing the station.
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Average age of Britain’s train fleet falls for first time in more than a decade

The average age of Britain’s rolling stock fleet has fallen for the first time since 2005, reflecting the increasing number of new trains arriving on the network.
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Go-Ahead lands Norwegian train operating contract

British public transport provider Go-Ahead Group is to become the first private train operator to run services in Norway. The company, which operates the GTR and Southeastern franchises in the UK in partnership with Keolis, has been awarded the Oslo South package by Norway’s rail authority. Go-Ahead Nordic will run a variety of long-distance and suburban […]

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Early works award for Skanska on Mälaren line in Sweden

Sweden's transport agency Trafikverket has awarded Skanska a €29 million contract for early works on the Mälaren line.
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Audit launched into Rail Baltica

Photo: Rail Baltica.The audit's main aim is to understand whether the existing procurement and contracting models are efficient and enable an effective and economic delivery of the Rail Baltica project.
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Further contract win for Hyundai Rotem in Bangladesh

Hyundai Rotem's Changwon facility. Photo: Hyundai Rotem.The $239 million order for 70 diesel-electric locomotives, announced on October 11, follows an order for 10 diesel-electric locomotives in May.
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