Monthly Archives: November 2023

VolkerRail receives three CN Workforce Awards

The CN Workforce Awards aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of those striving to make the construction industry and their organisations a great place to work; improving the construction industry’s reputation and employment practices. In a prestigious ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on Thursday 16 November, organisations from across the construction industry were […]

Alstom supports a study jointly conducted by UIC, the University of Birmingham and Roland Berger demonstrating the importance of rail infrastructure financing to achieve global sustainable development goals, ahead of COP28

Investing in 192,000km of rail infrastructure in low- and lower-middle-income countries could avoid of up to 1.8 Gt of CO2 emissions by 2050, a significant contribution to achieving global sustainability goals This would also bring substantial broader socio-economic benefits to countries Coordinated action from governments, the international finance community and the railway sector can help […]

HS2’s River Blythe Viaduct designs reflect community feedback

HS2’s designs for the River Blythe Viaduct, including landscape plans responding to community feedback, will be on show at an event in Hampton in Arden, Solihull, on Tuesday 5 December. The River Blythe Viaduct will be a 475 metre low-lying structure, just south of the new HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull, taking high speed trains […]

Extensive Christmas engineering work will help to deliver significant benefits for passengers and continue with exciting new station builds.

Passengers wishing to travel by rail this Christmas are being encouraged to check before travelling as extensive engineering work will be taking place across the Anglia region.  Major station construction programmes, track renewals, overhead line renewals, bridge demolitions and maintenance will be taking place over Christmas as part of a large package of engineering work […]

Commuters look forward to more reliable services as first passenger trains run to City of London using digital signalling

Great Northern commuters today began travelling to the City of London in trains controlled by cutting-edge digital in-cab signalling (European Train Control System, or ETCS), giving them a more reliable, greener service. This is a significant milestone for the £1.4bn government-funded East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP), set to improve journeys along the East Coast Mainline, […]

Alstom unveils the world’s first Eurobalise with integrated encoding capabilities – a pioneering breakthrough in rail safety

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has introduced a groundbreaking Eurobalise (a safety-critical device transmitting data from tack to train) that integrates simplified ERTMS encoding functionality to serve multiple use cases. This innovative solution represents a major stride in advancing rail safety standards, addressing the critical need for increased safety during track work. […]

SSP launches Café Local, a new F&B and retail brand

SSP has launched a new travel-focused café and retail store concept called Café Local, which has been developed for UK regional rail stations. The first fifteen Café Local stores have opened at stations around the country, including Fratton, Exeter, Reading, Dover and Sheffield, and the flagship store has recently opened at Peterborough station. Plans are […]

Siemens Mobility celebrates 150 years of signaling and railway automation technology ‘Made in Lower Saxony’

Industry’s largest and oldest rail infrastructure site develops and produces signaling and rail automation technology for the world Prominent guests at yesterday’s ceremony included Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport, Olaf Lies, Lower Saxony’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Transport, Housing and Digitalization, and Roland Busch, CEO of Siemens AG The Braunschweig site […]

Alstom, Transdev and the ‘Sud’ Region unveil the first Omneo Sud train that will enter into service on the first regional line open to competition in France, between Marseille, Toulon and Nice

Olivier Delecroix, Vice-President Marketing & Sales, Alstom France, and Thierry Mallet, CEO of Transdev, presented to Renaud Muselier, President of the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Region and Deputy Chairman of ‘Régions de France’, the first Omneo train that will operate on the Marseille-Toulon-Nice line, prior to start the homologation tests. Starting at the end of November, this […]