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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...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power the equivalent of all the households of Welwyn and Hatfield Borough for a month,...

The railway prepares its leaf-busting machines to tackle the autumn season

1 October marks the first day of the railway’s autumn season, and Network Rail’s fleet of 61 leaf-busting trains and 80 leaf-busting teams are being readied to help tackle the annual blight of ‘leaves on the line’...

Rail passengers encouraged to ‘Sip, Save and Recycle’

Network Rail is encouraging passengers to Sip, Save and Recycle as it installs 32 coffee cup recycling bins at seven of Britain’s biggest and busiest stations. Coffee loving commuters are being encouraged...

Network Rail Launches Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Network Rail has published its ambitious and forward-looking Environmental Sustainability Strategy which forms a key part of its ambition for rail travel to be the cleanest, greenest form of mass transport. Although rail is...

Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly. The first stage of the project, which will see the reinstatement of 19...

Electrification and the environmental challenge

Leaving aside Covid-19, which is on everyone’s mind right now, the environment still sits high on the agenda, along with international concern on how to tackle the ‘climate emergency’. Environmental studies have...

Moving waste by rail saves 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions

By switching to rail transport from road haulage, waste management specialist Biffa has saved 6,600 tonnes of CO2 emissions in moving predominantly inert waste material to its facilities. This follows the announcement in 2018 of the Group’s...

Cleaning the rail head

Rail Engineer has often written about the problems of low adhesion caused by, inter alia, leaf debris rolled into the railhead. As a reminder, dry leaf debris can cause wrong-side track circuit failures and, when wet,...

Electronic scarecrow installed at Longsight depot

Network Rail has installed a solar-powered scarecrow that mimics the calls of a hawk to ward off birds causing delays to passengers travelling between Manchester and London Euston. Recently, large numbers of...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

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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.