Levenmouth Rail Link remains firmly on track

Track work on the Levenmouth Rail Link has passed the half-way point. Completion of the latest phase of track installation marks a significant milestone on the Scottish Government-funded project with the first three miles of rail now in place from Thornton Junction – now extending more than half-way to Leven. Since the start of work […]

Hitachi Rail wins $200m bid to deliver autonomous digital signalling for Chennai Metro

Hitachi Rail has signed the contract to deliver digital signalling for Phase 2 of the Chennai Metro Rail Project. The INR 1,620 Cr (aprox. $200million USD) contract will see Hitachi Rail install its cutting edge communication-based train control (CBTC) system combined with Automatic Train Operation (ATO), enabling services to run without a driver. The CBTC […]

Wabtec Transit India Recognized as a Great Place To Work

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), a leading technology supplier for the freight and transit rail industries, announced today that its Wabtec Transit (Faiveley Transport India Private Limited) sites based in Hosur, Baddi and Bahadurgarh received the Great Place to Work® Certification. The endorsement recognizes Wabtec’s focus on building a great culture and as an employer of […]

SWR to install lifesaving defibrillators at all of its staffed stations

154 South Western Railway stations across its extensive network will have publicly accessible defibrillators by the end of the summer The defibrillators will be available for use day or night by colleagues and local communities to help save lives  The announcement coincides with the naming of The Alex Wardle Foundation train at London Waterloo today   […]

New HS2 exhibition reveals the untold stories of a London burial ground

A free exhibition revealing the life stories of Londoners during the 1700s and 1800s offers something different for a London day out this Spring. Opening to the public on Wednesday 15th March at St James’s Church on Piccadilly, visitors will be able to enjoy an interactive art installation exploring the lives of five people who […]

1000th Alstom Austria tram from Vienna

Alstom celebrates its 1000th tram manufactured in Vienna. Since 1990, Alstom Austria, which acquired Bombardier Transport in 2021, has manufactured 1000 modern trams in Vienna for global customers from Austria to Australia. “We are proud that today we are celebrating the 1000th tram from our Vienna production site. Our trams shape cityscapes all over the […]

Alstom and the Cracow University of Technology sign a strategic partnership to strengthen students’ competence in rail traffic control

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a strategic partnership with the Cracow University of Technology in Poland. This agreement, which will potentially benefit up to 10,000 students every year, will facilitate cooperation in conducting research work and employing graduates, as well as promoting achievements related to the development of modern rail […]

Birmingham railway stations to provide free sanitary products

Free sanitary products are being made available at all three of Birmingham’s major railway stations for the first time under a new trial scheme.  Last year Birmingham New Street station installed a vending machine to provide free sanitary pads and tampons for passengers, and now the same will be offered at both Birmingham Snow Hill […]

Gloucester station subway set to close until the summer

Long-waited improvements to the subway at Gloucester station are set to begin next week, Monday 13 March, as part of the wider multi-million pound station improvement project.  The work will include removing the blind corner in the subway and making it step free so that it is fully accessible to all. It will also include […]

Tilehurst station set for step-free access

Rail passengers are set to experience a more accessible Tilehurst station following confirmation of a £4m investment which will see new lifts and walkways installed at the Berkshire station, ensuring all platforms are fully accessible for the first time. More than half-a-million passengers use Tilehurst station every year and the upgrades will help even more […]