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New toilet refurbishment planned for Water-loo station

Passengers using London Waterloo station are set to benefit from new and improved toilet facilities as part of a wider programme of work to improve passenger experience. The project will involve creating a balanced number of female and male facilities, as well as a new gender-neutral facility to improve inclusivity. Extra baby changing areas and […]

The transformational Elizabeth line clocks more than one hundred million passenger journeys

More customers than expected have taken advantage of capital’s newest transport link since opening in May 2022 The Elizabeth line, which stretches from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, has now seen more than one hundred million journeys since opening in May 2022. Transport for London (TfL) […]

HS2 celebrates as longest tunnels reach halfway point under the Chilterns

HS2 Ltd confirmed that ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’, the two giant tunnelling machines excavating the high speed rail project’s longest tunnels, have passed the halfway point on their 10 mile journey under the Chilterns. The enormous 2,000 tonne machines have spent the last 18 months excavating the twin tunnels between the M25 and South Heath in […]

HS2 completes foundation work for UK’s longest railway bridge

The last of 292 concrete piles that will form the foundations for the UK’s longest railway bridge were installed this week at the site of HS2’s Colne Valley Viaduct, marking a successful end to the first phase of the record-breaking project. Once complete, the 2.1 miles (3.4km) bridge will carry the new high-speed rail line […]

Alstom wins contract for the mid-life modernisation of 34 metro trains in Copenhagen, Denmark

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded a contract valued at circa 30 million euro with Metroselskabet for the mid-life fleet modernisation of the M1 and M2 metro trains in Copenhagen, Denmark. The programme includes renovations of 34 metros, which have been in operation for almost 20 years in the city.  […]

GWR to provide more than 60 trains for Wales’ opening Six Nations fixture

More than 60 Great Western Railway trains will serve Cardiff on Saturday for Wales’ Six Nations opener against Ireland, providing nearly 30,000 seats. The train operator expects to run a normal Saturday timetable following Friday’s industrial action, with 17 additional trains helping to get rugby fans to and from the Welsh capital. GWR will operate […]

Time-lapse and drone shots show Banbury train depot upgrade

New railway sidings have been opened on the Chiltern main line to keep passengers moving during construction of Britain’s new zero carbon, high-speed railway, HS2.  The first trains used the new tracks on Saturday (28 January) after a 6-month depot upgrade. Network Rail has today (Monday 30 January) released impressive time-lapse video of the new […]

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group achieves “B” rating in significant environmental ranking

“Carbon Disclosure Project” ranking upgrades RCG from C to B rating Improvement in one of the world’s most important ratings RCG is the sustainable logistics backbone of the European economy ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) significantly improved its environmental performance last year. As a result, the leading railway logistics company has now received a “B” […]

First brand new Transport for Wales trains unveiled

The first of Transport for Wales’ (TfW) brand new £800m fleet of trains was officially launched by Lesley Griffiths MS at a ceremony in North Wales yesterday (26 January). Built in Wales by leading train manufacturer CAF, the 77 (51 two-car and 26 three-car) new Class 197 trains will become the backbone of TfW’s services […]