Japanese rail industry reduces power consumption

The Japanese rail industry is reducing train services and lighting at stations on many electrified routes to conserve the country’s dwindling power…

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Six new conductors join National Express

A team of 6 new train conductors completed their training programme with National Express East Anglia (NXEA) last week. The team was presented with certificates…

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Telford Steam Railway closed

Telford Steam Railway is closed for the rest of July and all of August following an accident where a worker had his legs crushed by a piece of rail during…

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Top marks again for c2c

Commuters in south Essex are benefitting from the most punctual rail service in Britain, provided by National Express train operator c2c, who run the…

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Tony steps down

National Express train operator c2c’s award-winning Fleet Manager Tony Smith has retired after completing 36 years service in the rail industry. Since…

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Flying Scotsman’s return to steam delayed by crack in chassis

The National Railway Museum has today announced that   Flying Scotsman’s return to steam has unfortunately been delayed. The locomotive was due to…

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Bombardier to shed over 1,400 jobs

Bombardier has announced the shedding of 1,400 jobs at its Derby plant following its unsuccessful bid to construct the new Thameslink fleet.  The company…

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Latest Pendolino naming

Virgin Trains has named a Pendolino after Olympic hopeful Jessica Varnish. The ceremony took place at Wolverhampton station , with Jessica posing with…

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J. Murphy and Sons Ltd well on its way to giving passengers easier access to Pitsea station

J. Murphy & Sons Limited is well on its way to completing a £2.5 million design and construction contract for Network Rail to provide step free access…

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China expresses interest in HS2 contracts

China has shown interest in bidding for contracts relating to construction of the proposed HS2 line. China’s prime minister Wen Jiabao begins a three…

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National Express helps celebrate Bressingham’s 50th anniversary

A National Express East Anglia class 90 has been named ‘Bressingham Steam and Gardens’ at London Liverpool Street by TV gardener Peter Seabrook….

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Siemens is named preferred bidder for Thameslink contract

German train builder Siemens is celebrating after fighting off competition from main rival Bombardier to be named preferred bidder for the Thameslink contract….

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