Monthly Archives: October 2022

Alstom expands offering and presence in Saudi Arabia, reinforcing commitment to Vision 2030

To reinforce its commitment to the railway development in Saudi Arabia and the region, Alstom, a global leader in green and smart mobility, have announced the opening of a new regional headquarters office in Riyadh. The new office will serve as a hub for the development of Alstom’s operations across the Gulf and the wider […]

Bond Street’s new Elizabeth line station now open

Yesterday’s opening of Bond Street Elizabeth line station – the jewel in the crown of the West End’s transport provision – marks the completion of the last new station on the new railway. The doors to the brand-new Bond Street Elizabeth line station have opened, marking the completion of the last new station on the […]

Rail now preferred choice over air travel between Edinburgh and London as 1 million passengers pick Lumo

Lumo to have carried a million passengers by November Lumo fleet has now travelled a million 100% electric miles Average ticket price is just £37 FirstGroup’s 100% electric rail operator Lumo has achieved two major milestones in its first year, having attracted a million passengers and seen rail overtake air travel to become the preferred […]

Network Rail and British Transport Police using drones to track down trespassers

Network Rail and the British Transport Police now have a birds eye view of the railway, which can help to find trespassers quickly, keeping everyone safe and preventing delays.  There is often an increase in trespass incidents during the school holidays and half term, and officers are now using drones to find people who shouldn’t […]

Hitachi Rail reveals Final Designs for new Maryland Train Factory

Factory located in Hagerstown, Maryland, will be capable of manufacturing trains for railways across North America, beginning with new fleet for Washington DC Region’s Metro First look at the final designs for the new $70M factory here Work on schedule with concrete deck and majority of walls constructed US building firm Ryan Companies appointed as […]

The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail network is a gamechanger

Change is fast approaching Delhi and the vast region surrounding the capital of India – and it is coming by rail! The first of eight planned regional rapid rail corridors in the capital region will connect Delhi to key cities and sub-urban areas in the surrounding states – Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The Alstom technologies […]

Launch of HS2’s giant London tunnelling machine sparks local job opportunities

The launch of HS2’s giant tunnel boring machine, which set off on its five-mile journey from West Ruislip to Greenford on 6th October, has sparked new training and employment opportunities for residents in seven London boroughs. HS2’s construction partner, Skanska Costain STRABAG (SCS), is working in partnership with Danny Sullivan Group, Camden Council and TheForge@ParkRoyal […]

Major engineering project means nine days with no trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings – starting tomorrow!

A week of major engineering work will get underway on the Tunbridge Wells to Hastings line this October half term, to improve the reliability of the route.  This year’s work, from Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 October, follows a similar week of engineering last year, and is part of an ongoing improvement programme by Network […]

Bristol Temple Meads to become testbed for passenger tech

A multi-million pound programme will turn Bristol Temple Meads into the UK’s first ‘Station Innovation Zone’, trialling new technologies designed to upgrade passengers’ experience. Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and place leadership, and Network Rail, have announced today (Monday 17 October 2022) that Bristol’s iconic train station is to host […]

New S-Bahn for Berlin: More space for passengers on line S8

60,000 customers now benefit daily from more space, greater comfort and more security cameras – new 483/484 series ensures reliable service  With immediate effect, DB is completely converting the S8 line to its newest generation of trains. The modern trains with their distinctive flat front are already reliably operating on three of Berlin’s S-Bahn lines. […]