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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.

 

Virtual reality allows commuters to view the new Waterloo station

Posted on: 20 February 2017

Network Rail and South West Trains give commuters the opportunity to view a re-developed International Terminal at Waterloo station using virtual reality headsets.

Merseytravel invests £700 million for new fleet

Posted on: 17 February 2017

Merseytravel is to completely transform its fleet network for the Liverpool City Region in a deal signed with Stadler worth £700 million.

Mark Thurston is the new CEO for HS2

Posted on: 17 February 2017

Mark Thurston has been announced as the new Chief Executive of High Speed 2 (HS2).

New regional trains ordered for the Rhine Valley network

Posted on: 17 February 2017

The mass transit arm of Deutsche Bahn has ordered 39 trainsets specifically for use on its Rhine Valley rail service.

Automated Border Control now at St Pancras

Posted on: 16 February 2017

State-of-the-art Automated Border Control (ABC) equipment has now been deployed at St Pancras International Station. This will not only make the immigration procedure smoother and quicker for passengers, but it will also increase security at the border.

New “formation flying” trains to make railway repairs faster and cheaper

Posted on: 15 February 2017

Network Rail will soon be trialling new "formation flying" engineering trains that will not only save the company £250,000 per week but passengers will also benefit from faster trains and less disruptions.

Trenitalia completes acquisition of c2c from National Express

Posted on: 13 February 2017

Trenitalia has completed acquisition of the c2c rail franchise from National Express Group assuming immediate responsibility for operations.

Demand for refund to passengers after research finds ticket machines are too confusing

Posted on: 10 February 2017

Recent research initiated by the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) has found that passengers buying train tickets from ticket machines often paid more than was necessary and some were even at risk of a penalty fare.

Russian Railways GTh1-002 main gas turbine locomotive enters service

Posted on: 10 February 2017

Russian Railways has delivered a GT1h-002 main gas turbine locomotive for operation on the Sverdlovsk railways route.

Network Rail Consulting expands North America operations by opening Canadian subsidiary

Posted on: 9 February 2017

Network Rail Consulting has expanded its operations in North America with the opening of a Canadian subsidiary headed by its new vice president.

CER appoints Crister Fritzson as Acting Chairman

Posted on: 8 February 2017

The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) have announced the appointment of Crister Fritzson as its Acting Chairman.

Coradia Liner trains enter service on Paris-Troyes-Belfort Intercity line

Posted on: 8 February 2017

The first Alstom Coradia Liner V160 train has entered commercial service on the Paris-Troyes-Belfort Intercity line in France.

 

 

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