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HS2’s journey north accelerates as Bill extending the route to Manchester is handed to Parliament

52-mile extension of high speed network to Manchester via Manchester Airport set to support 17,500 jobs HS2 Phase 2B Western Leg will double capacity between Manchester and London, and more than treble capacity between Manchester …

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Alstom and Deutsche Bahn test first battery train in passenger operation in Germany

Alstom and Deutsche Bahn (DB) in cooperation with Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria will open a new chapter in climate-friendly rail operations on Monday when they put Alstom’s first fully approved battery train to the test with …

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2022 is a new era for the railway with more focus on sustainability, accessibility and collaboration needed, say leading rail experts

Rail experts call for more focus on sustainability, accessibility and collaboration “This is a new era for the rail industry” was the headline message from Transport for the North’s Community Rail User Stakeholder Event last week, …

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Siemens Mobility to deliver 50 dual-mode locomotives to DB Cargo and the DB Bahnbau Group

Last mile without changing locomotives with Vectron Dual Mode locomotives Sustainable concept thanks to combined electric and diesel power Production at the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach DB Cargo AG and DB Bahnbaugruppe GmbH have together …

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HS2 to be powered by zero carbon energy from Day One

HS2 trains will be powered by zero carbon energy from day one of operation, offering a cleaner alternative to long distance car journeys and domestic flights, while supporting the government’s 2050 target to tackle climate …

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EIB provides finance for hybrid German train fleet

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €95m in funding towards the development and purchase of 31 Siemens Mobility two-car battery-electric Mireo Plus B trains that will begin operating on the East Brandenburg network from …

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Alstom wins landmark contract to deliver up to 200 regional trains in Norway

Alstom has signed a framework contract with Norske Tog allowing for the provision of up to 200 Coradia Nordic regional trains. Valued at over €1.8 billion, the contract constitutes the most significant rail procurement in …

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RAIB Report - Derailment and fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech, Carmarthenshire

RAIB has released its report into the derailment and fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, 26 August 2020. At about 23:04 hrs on 26 August 2020, train 6A11, the 21:52 hrs service from Robeston …

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HS2 reveals images of first landscaped ‘green tunnels’ for Bucks and Northants

HS2 today revealed the first images of the longest of three innovative ‘green tunnels’ that will be built across Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire to help blend the new high-speed rail line into the landscape and reduce …

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Hamilton rail bridge works completed

Network Rail has completed its vital improvement work on the railway bridge at Quarry Street, near Hamilton Central Station. The project, which involved steelworks, masonry repairs and repainting activities, was designed to extend the lifespan of …

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