Monthly Archives: December 2023

Streatham becomes latest fully accessible station in south London following accessibility upgrades

Network Rail has completed a £5m upgrade of Streatham station providing passengers with step-free access to all of the station’s platforms. Network Rail has recently finished installing two lifts to connect the ticket office with the platforms, enabling passengers with impaired mobility or those travelling with luggage, children, or bicycles with step-free access to the […]

Siemens Mobility supplies 75 Mireo trains for Leipzig and the surrounding region

Major order for 75 regional trains: 41 three-car Mireo trains, 18 four-car Mireos, and 16 battery-powered Mireo Plus B trains MDSB 2025+ project with Leipzig hub Planned start of operations in December 2026 Order volume of approximately €500 million Largest Mireo order to date for Siemens Mobility Siemens Mobility has won an order for the […]

HS2 marks major earthworks milestone as plans for new railway ‘nerve centre’ take shape

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), HS2’s construction partner for the region, led the operation to excavate over one million cubic metres of earth at the Washwood Heath site. As part of a cut and fill exercise, the recycled material has been cleaned and reused to level the ground, paving the way for detailed design and construction […]

Alstom reaches financial closure for Israel’s NTA contract of Tel Aviv’s Green light rail systems

Alstom, a member of the TMT Consortium (TLV Metropolitan Tramway Ltd.) and its partners Electra Ltd. & Dan Public Transportation Ltd., have reached financial closure on the contract, awarded in May 2022, to design, build, maintain, and finance the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Green line by Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd (NTA). The project is […]

More services between Reading and Gatwick Airport as new December timetable kicks in

Great Western Railway is to double the number of direct trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport as part of its new December timetable. Two trains an hour will now operate to/from the airport Monday to Saturday, extending the service which currently terminates at Redhill, making a half-hourly direct service and reflecting the airport’s welcome recovery […]

Success for night train alliance: first Nightjet connects Berlin, Brussels and Paris

Expansion of trans-European night train service continues • Important contribution to Green Deal by partner railways • Three times a week to Brussels and Paris from EUR 34.90 Now passengers can enjoy relaxed overnight travel to major European cities while saving on hotel accommodation. Starting today, the night train alliance of DB, ÖBB, NMBS/SNCB and […]

Train Connection to Katowice Airport Launches

On 10 December 2023 (Sunday), Koleje Śląskie trains debuted on the S9 route, which goes through the following route: Częstochowa – Częstochowa-Raków – Poraj – Myszków – Zawiercie – Poręba – Siewierz – Mierzęcice – Pyrzowice Lotnisko (Katowice Airport) – Miasteczko Śląskie Centrum – Tarnowskie Góry. The line is handled with a frequency of 10 pairs […]

Celebration marks official opening of Port Glasgow station’s new fully accessible footbridge and lifts

Story joined Scotland’s Railway and friends from the community to celebrate the official opening of Port Glasgow station’s £5m footbridge and lifts. The new footbridge allows passengers a safe route over the railway, with lifts providing step-free access to and from the platforms. The lift on platform 2 elevates to a second floor, bringing passengers […]

Three Hitachi Rail fleets win U.K.’s leading award for reliability

Hull Trains awarded the gold prize for the second consecutive year in the intercity reliability category, with Lumo securing silver. ScotRail’s Class 385 wins gold award in the regional category. Awards are recognition of industry collaboration and benefits of digital maintenance. Hitachi Rail fleets win three separate awards at the 2023 Golden Spanner Awards. The […]

Alstom’s Citadis Dualis trams were inaugurated on the new line T12, in the Île-de-France region

Alstom’s Citadis Dualis tram-trains were inaugurated on Saturday 9 December on line T12 of the Île-de-France Mobilités network, which will link two major centres of the Essonne region, Évry-Courcouronnes and Massy-Palaiseau (near Paris) from 10 December. Every day, more than 40,000 passengers will be able to enjoy the benefits and performance of a latest-generation rolling […]