Monthly Archives: May 2022

Railway open for passengers celebrating Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Passengers are being advised that rail routes between London, the Midlands and North West will be open as usual during the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend (2-5 June). It’s after Network Rail engineers made the most of bank holidays earlier on in the year to carry out £41m of essential work to build a more […]

GWR honours WWII codebreaker Alan Turing and unveils new ‘Trainbow’ livery

Great Western Railway (GWR) has honoured World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing by including his name on its popular ‘Trainbow’ Intercity Express Train. Members of Alan’s family officially named the train at London Paddington station today (Thursday 26 May). The ceremony also saw the unveiling of GWR’s new ‘Trainbow’ livery celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Alan […]

DB Cargo UK launches major new safety campaign

DB Cargo UK, the UK’s largest rail logistics provider, has launched a major new campaign in its ongoing drive to deliver safety excellence across all its operations. Called ‘Together. We’re Safer. Together. We’re DB’, the campaign explicitly empowers the company’s 2,200 colleagues to intervene and stop any activity that they see, or even just feel, […]

New courses added to HS2’s fast track job training programme

HS2’s construction partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), is expanding its fast track job training programme to help local people start a new career in information management. BBV has already helped over 30 people to secure a job on HS2 through training programmes delivered at its Skills Academy in Birmingham. To date, training has focused on […]

HS2’s new Warwickshire wildlife habitats spring into life

Photos and video released by HS2 this Spring, show new wildlife habitats around South Cubbington Wood in Warwickshire bursting into life – with bluebells, red campions, primroses, violets, grasslands and ponds creating a vivid new landscape for people and wildlife to enjoy. Over the last two years, HS2’s enabling works contractor LM JV (Laing O’Rourke […]

Eccles line undergoes major track renewals

The MPT joint venture of VolkerRail and Laing O’Rourke has recently undertaken extensive track renewals work along Greater Manchester’s Eccles line. For over a decade, MPT has worked with Transport for Great Manchester (TfGM) to transform Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network into the UK’s largest light rail scheme, with over 100km of track and 99 stops […]

Alstom named Green Champion by Agoria, the Belgian federation of technology companies

Alstom is one of nine Green Champions showcased by Agoria More than 600 engineers in Belgium, 40% working in R&D, developing solutions that will pave the way to carbon-free mobility Three eloquent examples: automatic train operation, energy efficiency and zero-emissions trains Alstom, world leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been voted a Green Champion […]

Passengers reminded of railway closure ahead of Commonwealth Games

The Chiltern main line between Dorridge and Birmingham Moor Street will be closed for four days next month as work continues to improve passenger journeys for the Commonwealth Games. Crucial parts of the railway will be replaced between Monday 20 and Thursday 23 June as part of a £3m investment by Network Rail. The work […]

Scotland’s Railway plants seeds of sustainability at Highland reserve

Network Rail and four supply chain partners have shown their commitment to sustainability by taking part in a rewilding project in the North of Scotland. Story Contracting, QTS, AmcoGiffen and BAM Nuttall, working collaboratively with Network Rail to deliver a number of renewal and enhancement projects across Scotland’s Railway, have come together to plant 500 […]

London’s Elizabeth line enters passenger service utilising Alstom’s state-of-the-art Aventra fleet and critical infrastructure

Official opening of London’s transformational railway with trains, technology, infrastructure and maintenance supplied by Alstom Passenger service starts today under Central London using Alstom’s state-of-the-art Aventra fleet running on critical infrastructure delivered by the Alstom-led ATC joint venture London’s new Elizabeth line has officially opened to the public today. This project, valued at £19 billion, […]