SWR train stands at London Waterloo station

RMT suspend SWR strike action

19th February 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have confirmed that strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) has now been suspended following a significant breakthrough in talks.

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HST powercars line up at Long Rock Depot

GWR to host Long Rock Depot Open Day

18th February 2019 | by Darren Porter

Great Western Railway (GWR) have announced that they will open the doors of the Long Rock Maintenance Depot to the public on Saturday 13 April 2019 to celebrate 170 years of Cornwall's railway.

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Northern Class 158 stands at a railway station

46th day of Northern strike action to go ahead

25th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have confirmed that the long running dispute with Northern will continue tomorrow as the 46th day of strike action is reached.

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Class 66 locomotive in Freightliner livery

Freightliner to invest in new Ipswich facility

24th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), have announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art locomotive, wagon maintenance and fuelling facility at the existing freight yard at Ipswich.

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Corby station building

Work to start on Corby platform extension

24th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail are due to start work on 4th February to extend the platform at Corby, part of a wider programme of improvements to the Midland Main Line.

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Class 387 EMU pulling into station

Heathrow Express fleet to be fitted with ETCS

23rd January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Porterbrook have signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation that will see digital signalling equipment added to the fleet of Class 387 trains that are destined for Heathrow Express.

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Revenue protection staff gather at end of platform

West Midlands Railway clamps down on ticketless travel

22nd January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Following reports of an increase in ticketless travel and antisocial behaviour on the Chase line, West Midlands Railway clamped down on Friday 18th January when a total of 25 revenue protection managers were stationed at six locations on the line.

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Dignitaries pose for photograph with Stroud 700 nameplate and cheque

GWR present nameplate to Stroud

21st January 2019 | by Darren Porter

As the Great Western Railway (GWR) High Speed Train fleet is gradually replaced by the new Intercity Express Trains, a nameplate carried by one of the iconic locomotives has been presented to the town of Stroud.

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Person holding a rail ticket

GWR January sale now on

10th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Great Western Railway (GWR) have now launched their January sale and customers can take advantage of train tickets costing as little as £5.

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Artists impression of Bombardier Multilevel 3 commuter rail cars

Bombardier to supply passenger cars to New Jersey Transit

10th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Bombardier Transportation have announced that they have signed a contract with New Jersey Transit Corporation for 113 Multilevel III commuter rail cars.

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Coradia Nordic train travelling along railway track

Alstom delivers final Coradia to Skånetrafiken

10th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Alstom have delivered the final Coradia Nordic regional train -better known as “Pågatågen” - to Skånetrafiken to complete an order that comprised of 30 units.

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Aerial image of the proposed Horden station site

Horden station receives planning permission

09th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Plans to build a new station at Horden in east Durham have now been given the go ahead with initial work on the £10.55 million project due to get underway in the next few weeks. The station is expected to be open for passengers in Spring 2020.

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Class 700 EMU approaching station

Thameslink reinstates 12 night services

08th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

As of last night (Monday 7th January) Thameslink have reinstated 12 night services, bringing the total number of reinstated services since July 2018 to more than 200.

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Artists impression of Porterbrook bi-mode FLEX train

Porterbrook to supply Rail Operations Group with with bi-mode FLEX trains

08th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Porterbrook are to provide Rail Operations Group (ROG) with two bi-mode FLEX trains as the operator looks to expand into the rail postal industry.

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Artists impression of Alstom hydrogen breeze train

Alstom and Eversholt Rail unveil hydrogen train design

07th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled a new design of hydrogen train aimed at the UK market. The train, codenamed ‘Breeze’, will be a conversion of an existing Class 321 EMU to create a clean train for the modern age.

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New Greater Anglia train passing station at night

Greater Anglia issue night-time level crossing warning

07th January 2019 | by Darren Porter

Greater Anglia have issued a warning for road-users to remain vigilant at night as two of the brand new train fleet will be undergoing night-time testing during the next couple of weeks.

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Repainted and rebranded Freightliner aggregate wagon

Freightliner signs contract with Mendip Rail

20th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Freightliner have today announced that it has signed a long term bulk-haulage contract with Mendip Rail, a joint venture between two of the UK’s largest aggregate/cement producers, Hanson Aggregates and Aggregate Industries.

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Virgin Trains staff holding new handheld devices

Virgin Trains introduce new handheld devices for staff

20th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Virgin Trains have now introduced a new range of handheld devices enabling customers to beat the queues and buy directly from frontline station staff.

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Dignitaries posing with 175th anniversary train shaped birthday cake

Colchester Railway station celebrates 175th anniversary

20th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Colchester station celebrated it's 175th anniversary this week and the occasion was marked by a cake that was cut on the station platform and handed out to passengers.

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Northern class 319 EMU stabled in siding

Northern seek independent enquiry to resolve RMT dispute

19th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Northern have formally written to ACAS with a request for the service to use it's powers and establish an independent enquiry to look at the ongoing issues in the dispute with RMT.

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