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Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager, focussing on growing its UK rail sector. In his former role,...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises wireless condition monitoring to spot faults and have them fixed before they delay passengers’ journeys....

HS2 start procurement of high voltage power supply systems

The search has started for specialist contractors to deliver the high voltage power supply systems to HS2. The winner of this latest rail systems contract – worth an estimated £523m – will be responsible...

New lead for Network Rail Centre of Excellence

Network Rail has Stuart Calvert as the new lead of the Capital Delivery Centre of Excellence as the organisation continues to improve the delivery of major projects and investment on the railway. Stuart will...

Huge new bridge for HS2 over M42 installed in just two days

HS2 enabling works contractor, LMJV (Laing O’Rourke and J. Murphy & Sons Joint Venture) has installed a 65-metre bridge, spanning the width of the M42, in just two days and ahead of schedule as the motorway reopened...

Additional government money will keep Tyne and Wear Metro services running

The government has stepped in to provide £8.5 million of financial support to keep services running on the Tyne and Wear Metro while passenger numbers continue to recover. The Department for Transport (DfT) has...

New UK sales director for Flexicon

Flexicon, the flexible conduit manufacturer that is part of Atkore International, has appointed Neil Carter as its new UK sales director. He joins from Unistrut UK, also part of Atkore International, where he held...

Network Rail repairs lifeboat ramp in Cumbria

Network Rail engineers protecting the Cumbrian Coast line from extreme weather and erosion have rebuilt a section of public slipway used to launch lifeboats. To access the headland at St Bees for the railway...

Drax Power Station extends contract with GB Railfreight until 2025

Drax Power Station has extended its contract with GB Railfreight (GBRf) to transport supplies of sustainable biomass from UK ports to the North Yorkshire power station until 2025. The UK’s largest power station needs...

Timber rail freight trial in Scotland

Victa Railfreight will conduct a £195,000 trial, funded by the Scottish Government, of transporting timber by rail in the North of Scotland. The trial will run for six weeks and will operate up to...

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Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager,...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at...

RUOK Today?

Organisers of the ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative are planning a major online event on Thursday 12th September 2020, to support travellers who may need...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises...