Monthly Archives: March 2023

Major railway bridge upgrade on Cross City line this Easter

Rail passengers travelling on the Cross City line between Birmingham and Lichfield this Easter are being advised to check before they travel during major work to replace a railway bridge. Network Rail is investing £4m to upgrade the structure which takes the Sutton Park freight line over the Cross City line in Sutton Coldfield. The […]

Wabtec Wins Brake System Order from Alstom India

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) have announced  a brake system order from Alstom Transport India Ltd. to support Pune IT City Metro Rail Limited and Pune Metro Rail Development Authority for the Metro Line 3 project. The order will supply the latest braking technology for the line’s new trains, which will improve performance, efficiency, and safety.  […]

First South Wales Metro tram-train arrives at new depot

The South Wales Metro has taken another important step forward with the arrival of the first brand new tram-train to Transport for Wales’ (TfW) new depot in Taff’s Well. The Class 398 tram-train was delivered by road to the new Taff’s Well depot overnight on Tuesday 21 March. The tram-trains have been built by leading […]

HS2 launches new tunnelling operative career opportunities

Job seekers looking for a new career, which can open a world of opportunities, are encouraged to consider joining the team tasked with delivering HS2’s next tunnelling mission. This is a unique opportunity to join Tunnelcraft, working alongside Balfour Beatty VINCI’s (BBV) dedicated team of tunnelling experts, and play a part in creating a significant […]

Dates announced for the final phase of Barmouth Viaduct restoration

Network Rail will close the historic viaduct for up to 13 weeks this Autumn so teams can continue a like-for-like restoration Along with principal contractors, Alun Griffiths, Network Rail will work on carefully reconstructing the metal sections of the Grade II* listed structure, as well as renewing the tracks near to Barmouth Toll House, on […]

HS2 reveals final design for last of seven key Chiltern Tunnel structures

HS2 have revealed the final designs for the North Portal of the Chiltern Tunnel – the last of seven key structures for the high speed rail project’s longest tunnels. Once construction is complete, the seven ‘Key Design Elements’ will be the only parts of the tunnel visible to the local community. Alongside the North Portal, […]

Stadler and Trenitalia sign a framework agreement for the supply of up to 50 bi-mode locomotives

Stadler and Trenitalia have signed a framework agreement for the supply of up to 50 EUROLIGHT Dual locomotives with a first call-off order for 13 units. The agreement also includes the full service maintenance of the locomotives for a period of 10 years, extendable to a further 5 + 5 years. The Italian national rail […]

GB Railfreight raises over £200,000 for Prostate Cancer UK

On Friday 17th February, GB Railfreight handed over the final cheque of £200,728 to Prostate Cancer UK at its Charity Handover Event at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London. In attendance was TV presenter and Prostate Cancer UK Ambassador, Rob Bell and Chairman of Network Rail, Lord Hendy. During the partnership, GBRf held a number […]

HS2 delivers £1.7bn boost to West Midlands businesses

New figures released today by HS2 Ltd show that over the last six years, 422 West Midlands companies have received a share of over £1.7bn in contract awards. The figures demonstrate how HS2’s construction is playing a vital role in the survival and growth of businesses across the region. The ripple effect from investing in […]

Siemens Mobility receives order from ÖBB for an additional 27 modern electric trainsets

Inner-Alpine, local and regional service beginning in 2025 Greater comfort and convenience thanks to low-floor entry and more space for passengers with bicycles, buggies and luggage Siemens Mobility Austria GmbH has received an order from ÖBB for additional 27 Siemens Desiro ML electric trainsets. With this order, ÖBB is continuing to renew its fleet and […]