Monthly Archives: April 2023

Extra trains planned for King’s Coronation but travellers warned that central London will be extremely busy

A swathe of additional trains and extra carriages is being laid on for the weekend of the King’s Coronation but those travelling are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys. With around 1.2 million people expected to line the streets of London on Saturday 6 May for the procession to Westminster Abbey, […]

2023 apprentice opportunities at Volker Rail

If you are searching for a career that will nurture your ambitions, VolkerRail is undertaking an apprentice recruitment drive, with a range of rail specific apprenticeships available, including engineering, signalling and electrification. VolkerRail offers a range of site and office-based apprenticeship opportunities. Whether you’re looking to develop your industry experience, changing profession, or if you […]

Alstom to supply 60 additional RER NG trains for lines RER D and RER E in the Île-de-France region

A new order worth almost 1 billion euros for 60 additional RER NG trains for lines D and E of the Île-de-France network operated by Transilien SNCF A total of 131 RER NG trains have been ordered as a result of this option  This new generation double-deck rolling stock will be deployed on the RER […]

Great Western Railway extends Hitachi Rail’s maintenance contract to secure hundreds of jobs and support UK supply chain

Hitachi Rail will provide maintenance for Great Western Railway’s 36 Class 802 Intercity Express Trains for the next five years The maintenance programme will improve train availability and capacity for customers by utilising digital solutions and increasing maintenance at Laira depot in Plymouth The GWR Intercity Express Train maintenance contract supports over 500 highly-skilled depot […]

Siemens consortium partners with Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation for advanced rail electrification technologies

Contracts include state-of-the-art rail electrification technologies for the Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 and the Surat Metro Phase 1 Siemens to provide project management, and deliver rail electrification technologies, including advanced power supply and distribution systems Siemens Mobility further strengthens its’ footprints in India & supports country’s sustainable transformation Siemens Mobility, as part of a consortium […]

HS2’s multi-billion-pound boost for UK businesses

HS2’s construction is helping to keep over 2,000 UK businesses afloat as they continue to tackle difficult economic conditions. Latest figures from HS2 show that tier two subcontracts totalling £7.9bn have been awarded to over 2,000 UK-based companies, with SMEs securing £3.6bn worth of orders – a 45% share. Businesses in every UK region have […]

Rail passengers advised to plan ahead for London’s big sporting Sunday

Rail passengers travelling to and from London this coming weekend (22 and 23 April) are being reminded to plan their journeys in advance because planned engineering will affect Southern and Thameslink train services on several routes. Rail passengers travelling to and from London this coming weekend (22 and 23 April) are being advised to plan their journeys in advance because planned engineering which […]

Creating future growth opportunities to dominate agenda at the Rail Station Development and Regeneration Conference

This year’s Rail Station Development and Regeneration Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 27 June at the international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard in London, will focus on how industry can practically deliver station development that unlocks wider area development and economic growth. With recent media headlines being dominated by rail strikes and disruptions, the conference […]

Brightline to implement state-of-the-art inventory and reservation system

Brightline to implement Sqills S3 Passenger system Implementation to support service expansion to Orlando Increased capacity, improved passenger experience  Brightline will begin implementing S3 Passenger, the inventory, ticketing, and reservation system offered by Sqills, a Siemens Mobility subsidiary, beginning with revenue service connecting Orlando. Brightline currently operates in Florida between Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca […]