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Planning for PortLink project begins in WA

Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls has announced that $5 million in Royalties for Regions funding had been allocated to commence the planning phase of the long-awaited PortLink Inland Freight Corridor Development Plan. Mr Grylls said the PortLink project – which last week received an additional $2 million commitment in Federal Government funding for the planning [...]

Survey claims rail companies ‘failing commuters’

A satisfaction survey of rail companies carried out by Which? has found 'low levels of customer satisfaction' with commuters feeling 'let down by delays and overcrowding'. The Which? survey of all the major train operating companies found the overall customer...

Mukul Roy sworn as new Railway Minister

Few days after Dinesh Trivedi was sacked as Indian Railway Minister on fares hike, Mukul Roy has taken over as the new Railway Minister. He was sworn recently at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and also holds the portfolio of Minister of State for Shipping. He also served earlier as Minister of State for Railways, when Mamata [...]

£1m investment in Merseyrail network

Merseyrail has announced that almost £1 million is going to be invested across its network. A £625,000 grant under the Department for Transport Access for All programme – with an additional £100,000 each from Merseytravel and Merseyrail - will provide...

Broad sweep for Yarmouth

Spring is coming early to Great Yarmouth station thanks to the hard work of staff and local people’s generosity. Greater Anglia’s Ann Kirkham and Jane McLeman, of the Great Yarmouth Customer Service team, together with colleagues from the Customer Service North team have planted a vast array of seasonal flowers in hanging baskets and tubs [...]

Norfolk Southern slows train speeds on Michigan Line

Norfolk Southern has lowered the railroad operating speed limits on certain sections of the Michigan Line between Dearborn and Kalamazoo that handle both Amtrak’s passenger service and Norfolk Southern’s freight service. These lower speed limits have been imposed to reflect the maximum safe operating speeds for the line, given the line’s condition. Safety is of [...]

Systra awarded Chile metro contract

Systra has been awarded a six-year contract to provide technical guidance for the construction of Santiago Metro's new driverless lines. Lines 3 and 6 will be underground and fully automatic, and will be designed by Systra by early 2013. The second...

EIB loans €200m for Île-de-France tramway extensions

The European Investment Bank has signed a deal to loan €200 million to provide 'first class infrastructure for Île de France’s new tram lines'. The contract was signed by Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the Île de France Region, and Philippe de...

RMT & London Underground talks ‘collapse’

The RMT has said that talks with London Underground aimed at resolving a dispute over Olympic 'reward and recognition' have 'broken down'. The union said that LU 'are demanding that staff be prepared to work anytime, anyplace, anywhere at the drop of...

Schneider Electric opens new manufacturing facility

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has opened a new manufacturing and Research and Development (R&D) centre for electrical Protection and Control devices in Staffordshire. Located in Stone, the state-of-the-art facility was officially opened by Andy Taylor, Schneider...

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Key workers get free parking at stations

The railway industry is helping key workers by giving them free parking at stations as the country...

Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and...

Railway workers make sure vital supplies get through

While passenger services have been cut back due to the Coronavirus epidemic, rail’s freight services have been carrying on regardless.

LNER Sandwiches go to those fighting hunger

In a move to continue support its suppliers and communities during the Coronavirus outbreak, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is supplying fresh sandwiches, that...

New Direct Award Contract for Southeastern

Southeastern has confirmed that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a Direct Award Contract that will allow the Southeastern franchise to continue operating...