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Centro: Work to solve Birmingham and Coventry rail bottleneck needed in addition to high speed rail

Two extra railway tracks need to be laid along the West Coast Main Line between Birmingham and Coventry well ahead of any opening of the proposed high speed rail link if the West Midlands is to meet ever rising...

European bidders line up for West Coast franchise

Four government-backed European rail operators have expressed an interest in running the West Coast franchise which expires next year. Deutsche Bahn, Abellio, Trenitalia and Renfe are expected to put in bids for the prestigious franchise that will run until 2026,...

Virgin Trains comes out best in Class

Virgin Trains has once again topped the performance league among companies operating long-distance rail franchisees. The rail watchdog Passenger Focus carries out large-scale independent research across the industry twice a year. Continuing an upward trend, 90% of Virgin Trains passengers...

pteg welcomes DfT’s new approach to rail franchising devolution

Responding to the DfT's new rail franchising policy, pteg Chair, Geoff Inskip, said: 'We are very pleased that the Government's new franchising policy recognises that passengers get a better deal where responsibilities for local rail services are devolved. We share...

ATOC responds to Government policy statement on franchising

In response to the Government’s policy statement on the future of rail franchising, Michael Roberts, Chief Executive of the Association of Train Operating Companies said: “Reform of rail franchising has the potential to bring significant benefits to...

New franchises to provide better services for passengers

In a major shake-up of the rail franchising system, the Government proposes to set tough outcomes for train operators to achieve but to give them more flexibility on how best to deliver them. Franchises will be...

Volume 112 – VTG supplies new compressed gas tank wagon

The Hamburg wagon hire and rail logistics company VTG Aktiengesellschaft delivered the first batch of its newly developed compressed gas tank wagon to its customer Evonik. This wagon, called “Volume112”, is an important new development, the result of a...

Transport for London secures multi-million pound sponsorship for Oyster card wallets

TfL has announced a new, multi-million pound sponsorship with MasterCard to exclusively brand TfL's Oyster card wallets for 2011. Oyster card wallets are to carry MasterCard branding exclusively in 2011. The multi-million pound deal will generate revenue for...

Mott MacDonald’s North American company acquires two engineering firms

Mott MacDonald’s North American company, Hatch Mott MacDonald has acquired Gibson Engineers PC from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and Richard P Arber Associates based in Lakewood, Colorado. Gibson Engineers specialise in transportation infrastructure, with the firm best known for its capabilities...

Ansaldo STS wins contract for the Zhetygen – Korgas Line in Kazakhstan

The joint venture “Kazakhstan TZ - Ansaldo STS Italy Limited Liability Partnership” has awarded Ansaldo STS (STS.MI) a contract worth around EUR 45.6 million for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the signalling systems and telecommunications for the Zhetygen – Korgas...

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...