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Thales-VolkerRail consortium appointed to Network Rail’s £4bn Train Control Systems Framework

A Thales and VolkerRail consortium is one of six named on Network Rail’s Train Control Systems Framework, aimed to revolutionise signalling across Britain. From Carlisle to Brighton, this 10 year signalling plan will change the face …

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Batteries instead of diesel – first trains go into passenger service in Ortenau

Germany’s first use of the Mireo Plus B battery hybrid train from Siemens Mobility / Benefits passengers and the environment Innovative technology along with even more climate protection and greater comfort and convenience for passengers – …

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HS2 begins engagement for elevated mass-transit system infrastructure contract

Companies interested in delivering the infrastructure behind HS2’s elevated transport system – designed to boost the high-speed railway’s connectivity in the West Midlands – are being invited to take part in a new market engagement …

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Union Pacific's Famed 'Big Boy No. 4014' Preparing for Westward Summer Tour

Union Pacific’s famed Big Boy No. 4014, the world’s largest steam locomotive, will return to the rails this summer with a scenic tour across mountain ranges and high desert vistas in four western states: Wyoming, …

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£45bn rail improvement plan puts climate change firmly in its sights

Network Rail today announced the start of its five-year, £45.4bn* rail improvement plan aimed at delivering a simpler, better, greener railway that provides the best level of train performance possible and that’s more geared-up than …

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DB Cargo: Digital freight train goes into customer use

DB Board Member Dr Sigrid Nikutta: Digital Automatic Coupling is being developed to series maturity together with customers • New technology puts more freight on the rails and accelerates the freight transport system • Wirtschaftsvereinigung …

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Amey: Creating thriving communities through the rail estate

Railway properties, through strategic utilisation and partnerships, are instrumental in fostering thriving communities across the UK. As the largest property management company and consultancy within the rail sector, AmeyTPT have worked alongside multiple clients and industry …

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HS2: Easter progress for key Wendover viaduct

HS2 has thanked passengers for their patience after the railway south of Aylesbury was closed over the Easter weekend to enable critical preparatory work for a new viaduct that will span the railway and A413. The …

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Air France and KLM inaugurate a new Air&Rail Terminal in Brussels Midi Station

Air France and KLM inaugurated their fully refurbished Air&Rail Terminal in the Belgian capital. The lounge, located at Brussels-Midi/Zuid train station, offers new spaces in an elegant atmosphere. This investment reflects both airlines’ commitment to …

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Reminder: Network Rail engineers prepare for £90m investment over Easter bank holiday to improve journeys for passengers across the country

Over 95% of Britain’s 10,000 miles of railway will be open for business this Easter - with some exceptions - as Network Rail engineers gear up for a £90m programme of work over the long …

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