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How the rail industry is supporting south London, Surrey and Berkshire

Posted on: 29 March 2017

The rail industry, including Network Rail and South West Trains, has invested over £50 billion in Britain’s rail industry and new figures show the extent to which this investment has supported south London, Surrey and Berkshire.

More trains for the Thames Valley area thanks to the electrification of railway

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Network Rail's successful electrification of 12 miles of railway to the west of London between Stockley Junction and Maidenhead as part of the Crossrail project means more trains will soon be able to be used.

Passengers are ecstatic over eTickets

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Over one million mobile-friendly eTickets have been sold to train travellers since their launch six months ago.

Uon Consulting announces Closed Sealed Tender auction for railway equipment

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Uon Consulting has announced that it will be holding a Closed Sealed Tender auction for railway equipment on 4 May 2017 at the headquarters of SOMAGUE MOZAMBIQUE in Maputo, Mozambique...

Transport for the North releases its first independent report

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Transport for the North (TfN), the body responsible for producing a cohesive transport investment strategy for the North of England, has released its Spring 2017 Update Report – the first produced and published by the organisation independently from Government.

Waterloo track replaced for a more reliable railway

Posted on: 28 March 2017

Key sections of track has been replaced at Waterloo as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

First MTR South Western Trains Limited wins South Western franchise

Posted on: 27 March 2017

The Department for Transport has announced that First MTR South Western Trains Ltd has been awarded the South Western franchise which will run for seven years from 20 August 2017.

EMEF delivers refurbished Alfa Pendular train to CP

Posted on: 27 March 2017

Following a thorough refurbishment recently carried out at its central workshops in Entroncamento, Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário, S.A. (EMEF) has delivered the first New Generation Alfa Pendular train to Comboios de Portugal (CP).

€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.