The European Commission's Transport Council has reached an agreement over the political pillar of the Fourth railway package which calls for a "gradual" liberalisation of rail operations across member states. During a meeting in Luxembourg today (October 8) the council backed the two...
More than 125,000 passenger journeys have been made on the Borders Railway in its first month of operation, outstripping initial expectations. Since opening on September 6, 125,971 passenger journeys have been undertaken on the route. The line's popularity has even...
Etihad Rail has said it hopes to start commercial services "shortly" on Stage One of the network. The line's operator, ERDB, has transported two million tonnes of sulphur over the past 12 months during trial services on the 264-kilometre route,...
Driver training has begun on the first new rail line to connect London and another major British city for over 100 years. The new Oxford Parkway to London Marylebone link - part of the wider East West Rail scheme -...
Figures released by rail regulator the ORR have shown a significant fall in the amount of freight moved in the UK in 2015. Between April and June, the volume of freight moved by rail fell by 17.7 per cent from...
Alstom, in partnership with CIM, Sofratesa, Thales and TSO, is to supply the trains and operating systems for Line 2 of Panama's expanding metro network. The contract, which was awarded by Consórcio Línea 2 - the consortium building the 21-kilometre line,...
Dublin's €3 billion DART Underground project is to be redesigned in a bid to cut costs, said Ireland's Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe. The Irish Government has adopted recommendations from the National Transport Authority (NTA) which was asked to...
Alstom is to be awarded a $2.5 billion order for new Northeast Corridor high-speed train sets, according to US Senator Charles Schumer. Amtrak's board is expected to finalise the contract in December which will see 28 new trains built at Alstom's...

Borders line open for business

Hundreds of people queued at Tweedbank station, some from 05.00, to be on the first train on the new Borders Railway as it opened yesterday (September 6). The line was built on the northern section of the trackbed of the Waverley...
Every year, Network Rail brings its top suppliers and collaborators together to celebrate the very best of the previous year’s achievements. This year, the Partnership Awards moved out of London back to Birmingham – to the Hilton Metropole Hotel at the NEC. The great and the good of the railway...