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The latest rail industry news

If you have a piece of news that you would like us to cover, please contact Katie Sadler on +44 (0)1959 563311.


€114m consultancy contract awarded for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel

Posted on: 23 March 2017

The tender for client consultancy on the upcoming Fehmarnbelt fixed link between Denmark and Germany has been awarded to a consortium. The 18km combined road and rail link will be the longest immersed tunnel in the world.

New look smartcard rolled out to thousands of rail passengers

Posted on: 23 March 2017

Thousands of rail travellers are now be able to travel around the West Midlands the smart way using a new look Swift card.

New Intercity Express train completes maiden test journey in Wales

Posted on: 23 March 2017

New Intercity Express trains have completed their first journey in Wales ahead of entering passenger service later in 2017.

Making railways safer with big data and smarter technology

Posted on: 21 March 2017

According to the rail industry’s independent safety body, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), state-of-the-art risk monitoring technology could soon be used to pinpoint faster, targeted improvements to safety and reliability on Britain’s railways at the push of a button.

Britain’s rail companies plan to run more trains, to more places, more often

Posted on: 20 March 2017

Britain’s rail companies have unveiled plans to run over 6,400 more passenger trains every week by 2021, running to more places more often, creating new opportunities and supporting jobs.

Are rail organisations missing out on apprenticeship levy benefits?

Posted on: 17 March 2017

Neil Robertson, CEO of the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) has warned that rail organisations could be missing out on substantial benefits if they are unprepared for the new apprenticeship levy.

Secretary of State responds to Transport for the North’s proposals

Posted on: 17 March 2017

The Secretary of State for Transport has responded positively to the Transport for the North’s proposal to become England’s first sub-national Transport Body.

DB Cargo and GE Transportation partner to expand rail’s European digital footprint

Posted on: 16 March 2017

DB Cargo and GE Transportation, have signed an agreement to digitise 250 locomotives across Germany, U.K, France and Poland over the next five years.

£100m investment to start on the Calderdale rail line

Posted on: 16 March 2017

Work begins in mid-March to renew and upgrade vital aspects of the track on the line which runs between Leeds and Manchester via Bradford Interchange and through Calderdale.

Hector Rail orders more Vectron locomotives

Posted on: 15 March 2017

Hector Rail AB, a Swedish rail transport company, has ordered 15 Vectron alternating-current (AC) locomotives from Siemens.

Improvements to the Kaliningrad–Yuzhny station to be completed by the end of 2017

Posted on: 15 March 2017

The reconstruction and modernisation of the Kaliningrad–Yuzhny railway station will be completed by the end of 2017, according to participants of an interdepartmental meeting for the preparation of the station.

New rail safety awareness training course welcomed

Posted on: 15 March 2017

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed a new training course offering rail safety awareness training to the construction materials industry.