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£1.2 million facelift for Burgess Hill station

Two 50-metre canopies over the platforms at Burgess Hill station have been replaced by Network Rail, which has also made a raft of other improvements to the station building. On the Brighton...

BAM and Polypipe sign solus supply deal

Railway infrastructure contractor BAM Nuttall has signed a solus agreement with Polypipe for the supply of drainage products to its infrastructure and building projects in the UK. The agreement, which also includes...

Italy orders hydrogen trains from Alstom

FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, has ordered six hydrogen fuel cell trains, with the option for eight more, from Alstom in a deal worth approximately...

Greater Anglia puts new trains into passenger service

Greater Anglia ran its new Bombardier Class 720 trains in passenger service for the first time on Thursday 26 November 2020. Two of the new five-car trains were used coupled together to...

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to endorse their partnership. The two organisations’ have pledged to collaborate with each...

Are we nearly there yet?

Gypsy Patch Lane underbridge, between Bristol and South Wales on the Great Western Main Line, is a crucial link between the Cribbs Causeway Regional Retail Centre, Bristol Parkway station and Bristol City centre. Originally a narrow...

Sunak’s Spending Review and its impact on rail

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his 2020 Spending Review, stating that his immediate priority was to protect people’s lives and livelihoods as the country continues to battle the outbreak - allocating £55 billion to tackle the...

GTR launches Sector-based Work Academy Programme

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) launched its first ever Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) with East Sussex College this month, despite the onset of a second national lockdown. After training and preparing 12 local candidates for employment, the...

Rail Ombudsman handled 6,500 complaints in two years

The Rail Ombudsman, which is celebrating its second anniversary, is calling upon industry to do more to ensure that passengers are aware of the scheme that was put in place in 2018 to help investigate unresolved passenger...

Network Rail and White Ribbon UK tackle domestic abuse

Network Rail has been approved as a White Ribbon UK-accredited organisation as part of its commitment to changing the behaviour and culture that leads to abuse or violence against women. Reports of domestic abuse...

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£1.2 million facelift for Burgess Hill station

Two 50-metre canopies over the platforms at Burgess Hill station have been replaced by Network Rail,...

BAM and Polypipe sign solus supply deal

Railway infrastructure contractor BAM Nuttall has signed a solus agreement with Polypipe for the supply of drainage products to its infrastructure...

Italy orders hydrogen trains from Alstom

FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), the main transport and mobility group in the Italian region of Lombardy, has ordered six hydrogen fuel...

Greater Anglia puts new trains into passenger service

Greater Anglia ran its new Bombardier Class 720 trains in passenger service for the first time on Thursday 26 November 2020.

Stadler signs collaboration agreement with Newcastle University

Train manufacturer Stadler and Newcastle University have agreed to work together on a variety of projects, signing a ‘memorandum of understanding’ to...