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Phil Verster - Articles and news items

Faster, longer, greener trains for passengers in Scotland

Issue 1 2017 / 31 January 2017 /

With passenger numbers continuing to grow rapidly across Scotland, a fleet of new trains is needed to meet demand. For European Railway Review, Phil Verster (Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance) and Karen Boswell OBE (Managing Director of Hitachi Rail Europe) provide further details of a joint vision to transform rail in Scotland which includes a contract to deliver a fleet of new Class 385s.

Power sockets on ScotRail trains as part of improvement project

Rail industry news / 10 November 2015 /

Power sockets on ScotRail trains have been fitted, as part of a major two-year £36 million improvement project. The three-carriage train is the first to return to service on electrified Central Belt routes after power sockets on ScotRail’s 40 Class 334 fleet were added at Polmadie depot in Glasgow. Refurbishment project to improve passenger environment […]

Rail Minister visits construction site of new Wakefield Westgate station

Rail industry news / 14 May 2013 /

Minister lays bricks for £8.8 million project to construct the first new-build station on the East Coast Main Line in decades…

Exciting new era for Newcastle Central station

Rail industry news / 11 March 2013 /

East Coast unveils multi-million pound transformation of station to create new-look gateway to the North East…

Station platform improvements complete at Kirkgate

Rail industry news / 24 January 2013 /

Network Rail have completed work to remove the spine wall and renew the station platform canopies…

Rail halt approved

Rail industry news / 15 January 2013 /

Plans for the construction of a new rail halt at The James Cook University Hospital have been approved by Middlesbrough Council’s planning committee…

Lincoln level crossings, consultation extended in response to public interest

Rail industry news / 20 June 2012 /

Consultation period extended for its plans to reduce the risk of misuse at High Street and Brayford Wharf level crossings…