Monthly Archives: July 2023

Avanti West Coast’s new Hitachi train makes first test run to North Wales

New Avanti West Coast bi-mode train makes first successful test run to Llandudno Junction Inaugural journey marks the start of a comprehensive test programme in Wales Fleet on course to enter service across Avanti West Coast network from 2023. Avanti West Coast’s new Hitachi-made fleet marked another major milestone yesterday with its first journey to […]

CAF MiiRA and Euskotren collaborate on a project to reduce train noise

CAF MiiRA, a global leader in comprehensive wheelset solutions for the railway industry,announces a strategic collaboration with Euskotren, the leading transportation operator in Euskadi, to test innovative wheel soundproofing systems on their train fleet. This alliance focuses on implementing a solution that aims to significantly reduce the noisegenerated by train wheels, thereby improving the quality […]

South West rail passengers to benefit from a more reliable railway as Network Rail gets set to start cliff resilience work

Resilience work on the cliffs between Dawlish and Holcombe to help protect the iconic coastal railway line for future generations is due to start this week. Network Rail will be installing a series of protection measures, from netting designed to retain the cliffs in some high-risk locations, as well as catch fences, which will stop […]

Brightline Rolls Out New Digital Experience Ahead of Expanded Florida Service

Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, has unveiled a new digital experience for guests featuring a redesigned website and native mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The enhanced guest journey is driven by a cutting-edge backend system, modern and intuitive design, and multiple additional upgraded features. Introduced ahead […]

MSC expands rail fleet with 15 Vectron locomotives from Siemens Mobility

Delivery of 15 Vectron MS locomotives MSC subsidiary MEDWAY Belgium NV will take delivery of equipment and is a new customer of Siemens Mobility Locomotives can operate in 12 European countries Siemens Mobility has received an order from MSC subsidiary MEDWAY Belgium NV for 15 Vectron MS locomotives. MEDWAY plans to use the locomotives for […]

HS2 delivers economic boost as jobs and contract awards to UK businesses continue to grow

HS2’s construction has delivered a further boost to regional economies, with more UK businesses winning work and hundreds of people securing full-time jobs over the last three months, new figures show. Despite the rephasing of works at Euston and on the West Midlands – Crewe section of the railway, HS2’s workforce grew by 1,185 for […]

Network Rail signs agreement with Swiss rail operator SBB to work together

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be among the technologies that Network Rail and Swiss railway company SBB will be working on as part of an agreement signed by the companies on 24th July. The agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marks the first step by Network Rail to strengthen ties with international […]

Alstom and RAILPOOL sign a contract for 50 Traxx Universal locomotives

This new order contributes to the expansion of RAILPOOL’s footprint in Europe and in France in particular All locomotives will be equipped with Alstom’s Atlas signalling system and enable RAILPOOL to serve different corridors. Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, and RAILPOOL, one of Europe’s leading rail vehicle leasing companies, have signed a […]

Alstom’s Chinese joint venture achieves a 5 year maintenance contract for the Shanghai Pujiang Line

Alstom’s Chinese joint venture, CRRC Puzhen Alstom Transportation Systems Ltd. (PATS) and Shanghai Shenkai Public Transport Operation Management Co., Ltd. held a signing ceremony for the maintenance of the core electromechanical system of the Pujiang Line in Puzhen, Nanjing. The scope of the contract includes daily maintenance of APM vehicles, signalling, track, comprehensive monitoring and […]

HS2 celebrates UK’s heaviest bridge drive near Lichfield

HS2 has successfully carried out the UK’s heaviest drive to install an intersection bridge structure beneath the West Coast Main Line at Fulfen Wood near Lichfield. The 56 metre long and 19 metre wide structure will allow Britain’s new high-speed railway to pass beneath the busy existing railway line, on its route going north of Birmingham […]