Monthly Archives: September 2023

Essential track maintenance in early autumn between Norwich and Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth, and Lowestoft

Network Rail will be conducting essential track maintenance and timber renewals between Norwich and Cromer, Sheringham, Great Yarmouth, and Lowestoft on five consecutive weekends starting this October. Work will take place over the following weekends: – Saturday 7 October and Sunday 8 October – Saturday 14 October and Sunday 15 October – Saturday 21 October […]

Signal upgrades in the Plymouth area to affect services

Great Western Railway is warning customers to check their journeys carefully ahead of overnight rail improvement work which will impact very early morning and late evening services. Network Rail will begin a major programme to improve the signalling system between Totnes and Plymouth this Sunday. The old signalling systems will be replaced with the latest […]

HS2 opens doors to Bucks and Oxon schools

Students from across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire got an insight into the huge range of jobs on offer at HS2 this week when the high speed rail project opened its doors to local schools and colleges. Almost 200 students from twelve schools and colleges attended the two-day ‘Making Tracks into Construction’ event hosted in Bicester by […]

Alstom and Polskie Linie Kolejowe sign a contract for the service and maintenance of rail traffic control systems

Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, and Polskie Linie Kolejowe (PKP PLK), the manager of the national rail network, have signed a contract for the service and maintenance of rail traffic control systems delivered by Alstom. The contract will be implemented until 2027. Under the contract, Alstom will be a supplier of […]

VR FleetCare to continue maintaining Estonian railway operator’s train bogies in Finland

Estonian railway company Elron has renewed maintenance contract of its Flirt train bogies with VR FleetCare after an international tender. The three-year agreement covers the periodic maintenance of bogies and traction wheelsets for 38 Flirt trains. The bogie maintenance will take place at VR FleetCare’s component workshop in Pieksämäki, where optimised production lines for bogie […]

Hitachi Rail files merger notification with European Commission, as it seeks final clearance for Thales GTS acquisition

Hitachi Rail has refiled its merger notification with the European Commission, formally restarting the merger clearance process for the acquisition of Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) in the European Union. Hitachi Rail’s planned acquisition of Thales’s Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) business was announced in August 2021. Since that time, Hitachi Rail and Thales have been […]

New S-Bahn for Berlin: complete and in service

106 new trains delivered on schedule and in passenger service New trains offer a high level of comfort, state-of-the-art passenger information and cameras for greater security Ceremonial delivery of last train of the new 483/484 series to enter service The new Berlin S-Bahn fleet has been completed today: all 106 trains of the new series […]

Alstom integrates its operations in Poland to form a single company, ALSTOM Polska S.A. and solidifies its leading position in the market

Alstom has merged all the entities previously operating in Poland into one company Another step in integrating the operations of Alstom in Poland The establishment of ALSTOM Polska S.A. strengthens the company in the domestic market, its position as a leading manufacturer and exporter in the Polish rail industry Alstom, global leader in smart and […]