Monthly Archives: February 2023

Stadler delivers the first new train for the Tyne and Wear Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s first new train arrived in North East England today, Tuesday 28 February, after Stadler successfully delivered it from their factory in Switzerland – heralding a landmark moment for the £362m programme.   The Stadler Class 555 Metro train, the first of 46 that Nexus has on order, will undergo a […]

Hindley station next up for Wigan to Bolton electrification project

Rail passengers and road users at Hindley in Greater Manchester are being advised of the next phase of major work to electrify the railway between Wigan and Bolton. Network Rail is progressing with a £78m investment to upgrade the 6.5-mile stretch of railway* to enable electric trains to serve the key North West towns in […]

New waiting shelters installed across the Wales and Borders network

Twenty five brand new waiting shelters are being installed across the Wales and Borders network as part of Transport for Wales’ on-going investment in station improvements. The fully accessible shelters will replace a number of old metal and brick ones across the network, with feedback from customers playing a key role in helping to guide […]

Breaking ground at new Leven station site

Work is now under way to build the new Leven station as part of the £116m Scottish Government funded Levenmouth Rail Link project. Leven will be one of two new stations built on the route, alongside Cameron Bridge, reconnecting communities in Levenmouth to the rail network for the first time in over 50 years. The […]

GWR to provide 77 trains for Wales vs England Six Nations fixture

Great Western Railway will provide 77 trains and more than 40,000 seats for fans attending Saturday’s Wales vs England Six Nations fixture. The train operator is increasing the use of its capacity-boosting electric-only trains from London, with shuttle services also operating between Cardiff Central and Newport before and after the match. GWR will operate a […]

East Suffolk Line to get another boost as Network Rail prepares to tackle deteriorating embankment

Network Rail is gearing up to stabilise and widen a mile-long embankment on the Ipswich-Lowestoft line to the north of Martlesham. Engineers will be working over 13 consecutive days from Saturday 25 March to Thursday 6 April. Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Saxmundham throughout this time, apart from on 30 March and 1 […]

VolkerRail selected as Southern Integrated Delivery partner

VolkerRail has been named by Network Rail as one of the successful alliance partners for its ten year Southern Integrated Delivery portfolio for 2024-2034. The four partners have been selected to join Network Rail’s Works Delivery team, and will form an innovative, performance-based alliance to deliver the Southern Region’s renewals portfolio over the next ten […]

Siemens Mobility awarded service contract for Ontario’s Metrolinx

Growing Canadian footprint for Siemens Mobility in rail infrastructure maintenance Increasing availability and reliability of Metrolinx network Expanding existing partnership with Metrolinx Siemens Mobility has been selected by Ontario’s local public operator Metrolinx to provide track, signal, and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s railway infrastructure system that makes up the West Region of Toronto. […]

RAILPOOL brings more Traxx locomotives into Poland, Italy and Scandinavia

RAILPOOL, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle leasing companies, and Alstom signed a framework contract comprising 27 new built Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives and an option for further 15 locomotives. The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway and Sweden and will be manufactured at Alstom sites in Kassel (Germany) and […]

£164m overhaul for key cross-border rail line

The West Coast main line will close for 16 days in March as Network Rail engineers deliver a vital programme of work to upgrade Carstairs Junction.   The closure of the line, between March 4 and March 19, is the first phase of a three-month programme of work which will also see trains diverted and […]