Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH orders Alstom Coradia Lint

19th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Alstom have announced that a contract has been signed with Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH (BOB) for the supply of 25 Coradia Lint trains.

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Alstom delivers first freight locomotive to Azerbaijan

19th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Alstom have delivered the first of 40 Prima T8 “AZ8A” freight locomotives to Azerbaijan. The locomotives will run on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars regional railway link to the Azerbaijan Railways (ADY).

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Delay Repay introduced on TfW Rail

19th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Transport for Wales (TfW) have announced that they are now moving to the Delay Repay scheme in order to compensate passengers for unexpected delays and cancellations.

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Birmingham Snow Hill to receive new entrance

19th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) have unveiled plans for an all new entrance at Birmingham Snow Hill that will enable a seamless transition for passengers between local rail and tram services.

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More standard class seats on Greater Anglia from 2020

19th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Greater Anglia have announced there will be more standard class seats on their trains from 2nd January 2020 as they abolish first class on all services other than Intercity trains.

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NJ Transit celebrate PTC milestone

18th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

NJ Transit have marked a major milestone for the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) as 100-percent completion of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) 2018 year-end goal was achieved.

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Virgin Trains introduces first vegan-friendly menu

18th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Virgin Trains have received praise from campaigners for becoming the first operator to offer a full vegan menu for all its customers on all services.

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Birmingham New Street to host Christmas Eve dinner for homeless

18th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Network Rail have teamed up with the Midland Langar Seva Society to provide a three-course dinner this Christmas Eve at Birmingham New Street for up to 200 homeless people.

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Delay Repay 15 starts for Northern customers

18th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Starting yesterday (December 17th) Northern customers can now take advantage of a new Delay Repay scheme where they can claim for extended compensation on journeys delayed by 15 minutes or more.

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South Western Railway announce 'Christmas Flyer' services

17th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

South Western Railway have announced that special 'flyer' services will be added in order to aid passengers as they rush home from London to the West of England and Weymouth during the Christmas period.

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LNWR passengers to benefit from new on board system

17th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

London Northwestern Railway have announced that passengers travelling on services to and from London Euston and Liverpool, will benefit from a new, on-board passenger information system.

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Bombardier to supply 20 FLEXITY trams to Karlsruhe

17th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Bombardier have received a further order from Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH (AVG) - operators in the Alb valley region in southwest Germany - for the delivery of 20 further dual-system Bombardier FLEXITY trams.

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40th day of Northern strike action to go ahead

14th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have confirmed that the 40th day of strike action on Northern Rail will go ahead tomorrow as planned with the claim that the company continue to refuse to engage in serious talks.

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First electric train passes through Bolton

14th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Last night (13th December) saw an electric train run through Bolton for the first time, marking the latest milestone in the Great North Rail Project, a joint programme in the rail industry to transform train travel.

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First GE Transportation locomotive enters service in Ukraine

14th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

GE Transportation and Ukrainian Railways have announced that the first Evolution Series locomotive has entered service in Ukraine as part of an ongoing programme to comprehensively upgrade the country’s diesel-electric rail fleet.

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Alstom deliver first Grand Avignon tram

14th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Alstom have now delivered the first Citadis X05 tram for the agglomeration community of Grand Avignon following a three-day journey from La Rochelle, where the design and development of the trams is carried out.

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Vivarail and Hoppecke announce long-term battery deal

14th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

Vivarail and Hoppecke have announced that they will work together to design and integrate batteries for Vivarail’s Class 230 trains.

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RMT confirms further SWR strike action

13th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

The RMT have today announced more dates of strike action on South Western Railway (SWR) that will cause disruption to passengers over the holiday period.

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Siemens Canada awarded $989 million VIA Rail contract

13th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

VIA Rail have announced that Siemens Canada have been awarded a $989 million contract to build 32 trainsets that will replace VIA Rail’s fleet that operates in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor.

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Turkey train crash: 9 dead - 47 injured

13th December 2018 | by Darren Porter

A train crash in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed at least nine people and injured at least 47, city governor Vasip Sahin has said.

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