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Planned engineering work in the Kemble area may affect your rail journey

Trains between Swindon and Gloucester will be affected by rail improvement work planned for later this month. Network Rail is renewing track in the Kemble area as well as carrying out track and lineside signalling maintenance. This will affect Great Western Railway services that stop at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse stations on Tuesday 16 and […]

Network Rail apologises to Bees fans for own goal as engineering work hits United match

Network Rail has said sorry to Brentford fans ahead of four days of engineering work that clash with the club’s match against Manchester United. Supporters of both clubs are reminded that Kew Bridge station will be closed because of the work, so they’ll have to use alternative routes to get to the Gtech Community Stadium […]

‘Thunderbird’ rescue locos poised for Commonwealth Games support

Two Commonwealth Games-branded rescue locomotives are ready to swing into action and help broken down passenger and freight trains in the West Midlands. Nicknamed Thunderbirds, after the cult science-fiction TV series, they play a key role in rescuing and removing stranded trains to stop railway traffic jams causing long delays. The locos, provided by Rail […]

Transport for Wales working with local community to plant trees across Merthyr Tydfil

New trees will be planted in areas across Merthyr Tydfil through a new community partnership between Transport for Wales (TfW), The Good Friendship Group and The Engine House, Dowlais, and the volunteers of St Davids Church Merthyr. The Good Friendship Group, along with St Davids Church group, are volunteers undertaking work to support older people […]

Siemens Mobility presents the future of rail at InnoTrans 2022

InnoTrans 2022, September 20-23, 2022, Messe Berlin, hub27, booth 230 Siemens Mobility presents Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform Fair highlights: Next-generation hydrogen train Mireo Plus H; infrastructure in the cloud; 100% system availability with Railigent X; unique software portfolio Mobility Software Suite X Motto of the company’s show: “Destination Digital” Siemens Mobility is […]

Changing the face of construction: EDI report shows HS2 continues to lead by example

HS2 has published its annual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion report. The report shows how the company delivering Britain’s new railway is continuing to challenge its national supply chain, and the wider rail engineering and construction sectors, to champion inclusivity. Across the supply chain, HS2’s performance continues to beat industry averages for the number of female […]

Vital rail upgrades to rail lines between Ely to Ipswich and Norwich

Vital track and signalling upgrades are planned at weekends throughout August and September to improve reliability and drive down delays. The work will start on the line between Ipswich and Ely on Sunday 7 August and will take place every weekend until Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September. During this time, plain line track work […]

Alstom to install APS, its catenary-free solution on Barcelona’s light rail connection – Diagonal tramway line

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded, by the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport Authority (ATM – Autoritat del Transport Metroplità), a contract for the electrification of the first phase of the Barcelona tram network connection, connecting the two existing tramway lines, with Alstom’s APS ground-based dynamic feeding system. APS preserves the beauty […]