Steam driving legend to retire in December

The Rail Media Group can exclusively reveal that driver Bill Andrews is to retire, after a railway career spanning 6 decades, in December. Bill, who is…

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Eurostar announces £700 million investment in its fleet

Eurostar has today announced its plans for a £700 million capital investment in its fleet. This represents the first key initiative since the recent…

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Latest class 70 to arrive in UK on Friday

Fresh from its appearance at Innotrans, Freightliner’s 70007 is expected to arrive in the UK, via the Channel Tunnel, on Friday. It is due to arrive…

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Green Arrow to return to ECML

Sole surviving LNER  V2 4771 Green Arrow will move from Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon, to the NRM at York. Hauled by a class 37 diesel…

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Bombardier’s electrification plan presented to ministers

Train builder Bombardier has presented ministers with an offer to construct 123 pantograph vehicles and convert 21  existing vehicles in the 22x fleet…

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First longer Thameslink route train on test

A 50 per cent longer, 12-carriage train has been tested on the Bedford to Brighton Thameslink route for the first time, giving passengers a glimpse of…

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Hammond announces preferred high-speed rail route

Philip Hammond, the transport secretary, has announced that the Y route, taking high speed lines from London to Manchester and Leeds, is the preferred…

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Eurostar poised to place order with Siemens

  Following a board meeting earlier today , Eurostar is poised to order Velaro-D trains from Siemens in a contract worth around €600m. The German train…

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Suburban train based on Siemens Desiro-Rus unveiled in Moscow

“Today we have met the future of suburban rail transport in Russia. The standard green electric trains that we are used to have become outdated, and…

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New Environmentally Sealed Quick Interconnect Solution for demanding railway applications

Hypertac introduces an innovative range of durable blind-mate Gigabit Ethernet capable contacts designed for use in demanding railway coupler applications….

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Parcel collection points launched at London stations

ByBox, together with Network Rail, today launches a series of parcel collection points in major mainline stations across London to give commuters complete…

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Record breaking driver steps down from the footplate

East Coast driver James Woolf has retired after 35 years on the footplate. James was the driver on the record breaking run along the ECML in 1995 when…

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