Monthly Archives: January 2022

Signalling the future – Passengers urged to plan ahead as East Coast Digital Programme ramps up

Latest stage of work on East Coast Digital Programme begins next month Weekend service changes on some Great Northern and Thameslink routes Passengers urged to plan their journeys throughout February and March Network Rail, Great Northern and Thameslink are advising passengers travelling on the Northern City and East Coast Main Line to plan ahead as […]

Railway resilience report released outlining progress and future challenges posed by climate change

A Network Rail report outlining the risks to Britain’s railway posed by climate change and the measures required to improve resilience has been published this morning in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The impact of the changing climate has been increasingly evident in recent years, with the railway suffering […]

UK Rail industry launches commuter rewards platform to entice customers back

To help commuters make the most of their journeys back to work, now the restrictions have lifted, the rail industry has launched a national commuter rewards website to help rail users make the most of their ‘me-time’ on the train and long awaited catch up with friends/colleagues after work.  According to a poll from the […]

Union Pacific Railroad to Assemble World’s Largest Carrier-Owned Battery-Electric Locomotive Fleet

Union Pacific Railroad (NYSE: UNP) today announced plans to purchase 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in yard operations. The combined purchases and upgrades to yard infrastructure are expected to exceed $100 million, representing the largest investment in battery-electric technology by a U.S. Class I railroad. The locomotives will be acquired from Progress Rail, a Caterpillar […]

Revolutionary building technology enables HS2 to tap carbon-free renewable energy

The breakthrough, part of HS2’s Innovation programme, and soon to be trialled by contractors Mace Dragados at the project’s Euston station site in London, will draw ground heat up through the foundations of a newly built construction site office. The innovation’s developer, civil engineering experts, Keltbray, estimates its technology will harness enough energy to supply […]

Brightline Breaks Ground on Boca Raton Station

Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, breaks ground on its new Boca Raton station with Kaufman Lynn Construction, Inc. as the construction manager for the garage and train station. Once completed, the station will be Brightline’s fifth operational in the state, connecting travelers in Boca Raton to Miami, Aventura, Fort […]

Loup Logistics Acquires Phoenix Transload Facility

Loup Logistics Company (Loup), a wholly owned Union Pacific Railroad subsidiary, today announced the acquisition of the Precision Components Inc. (PCI Reload) transload facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The deal was finalized December 30, 2021, and offers transloading, storage and trucking solutions to customers shipping into and out of the Phoenix market. PCI Reload is a […]

Anti-erosion work underway beneath Greater Manchester railway viaduct

Urgent repair work is being carried out on Reddish Vale viaduct in the Tame Valley to keep passengers and railway freight safely on the move. This is after it was discovered by a routine Network Rail inspection that fast-flowing water from the River Tame has caused the riverbed to wash away. Approximately 2,500 tonnes of […]

TfW celebrate completion of £40m Class 175 refurbishment work

Transport for Wales (TfW) is celebrating the completion of work to refurbish its fleet of Class 175 long-distance trains. Train manufacturer Alstom has been working to refurbish the 27 Coradia trains at their Technology Centre in Widnes, Cheshire, as part of TfW’s £40 million investment in its current fleet of trains. Since the first train […]