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Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX. The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline tracks for the first time only a...

New Cloud-based platform will help drive innovation in infrastructure

To drive better, faster and greener delivery of infrastructure, Costain has worked together with key partner SAP, as well as the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy Living Lab (TIES Living Lab) consortium of industry leading enterprises, such...

Revival of Scottish depot provides opportunities for the future

Edinburgh-based railway company Assenta Rail has taken over the running of an established rail maintenance depot in Hamilton and is reviving its capacity to support the rail industry in Scotland. Assenta Rail is making...

COWI to improve Network Rail tunnel examinations

Leading international consulting group COWI has won a contract worth approximately £500,000 to improve the accuracy, efficiency and safety of tunnel examinations, resulting in safer and more reliable railway operation. The project...

Richard Allan to join Chiltern Railway as MD

Chiltern Railways has announced it has appointed Richard Allan as its new managing director. Chiltern, an Arriva company, has recently signed a new agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) to runs services between...

New Rough Sleeping on Rail Charter to tackle street homelessness

A new charter tackling street homelessness has been drawn up by the UK Government, Network Rail and British Transport Police. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines and British...

Greater Anglia trains staff on its new trains

Greater Anglia drivers, conductors, customer service and cleaning staff are now training on the company’s brand-new longer state-of-the-art commuter trains, which are due to start going into passenger service later this year.  The new...

Bombardier to establish Global Innovation Centre for railway and e-mobility in Västerås, Sweden

Bombardier Transportation is adding a state-of-the-art e-mobility test and technology centre to its current site in Västerås, Sweden. With growing global market interest in e-mobility solutions and increasing interconnected development in the...

New global rail director for Cundall

Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Cundall has announced the appointment of Stephen Dale as global rail director, a brand-new role which will see him taking on responsibility for developing Cundall’s global rail sector. Stephen brings more...

Public consultation on Cambridge South station opens 19 October

Network Rail is to hold a public consultation on its plans for Cambridge South station. This will open on 19 October seek comment on the next stage of development for the new station. Building...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.