Heritage

Building a world heritage tunnel in Switzerland

Adding a second tunnel bore to the Swiss railway that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

New lease of life for 134 retired trams in Victoria

Prospective parties have been asked to explain how they would restore, repurpose and maintain one of 134 retired trams as bidding for the iconic fleet is set to begin.

108-year-old rubber-tyred monorail system re-opened in India

A 108-year-old rubber-tyred monorail system has been launched for passenger journeys in India. 

Historic locomotive built for the liberation of Europe to return to the Netherlands

A unique locomotive that helped to transport troops, munition and other essential cargo in support of the liberation of Europe is to return to its spiritual home in the Netherlands.

Union Pacific unveils special locomotive in honour of armed forces

UP No. 1943, also known as 'The Spirit', was created in collaboration with military veterans who work for the company and in respect of the number of ex-Forces personnel that have or currently work for UP.

15 striking pictures of railways in Africa

Between the gorgeous backdrops of the African plains and deserts and the continent's socio-economic challenges, Africa's railways make for some striking pictures.

SNCF sells 50% of Orient Express

A new partnership has been struck to manage the famous Orient Express brand.

A legacy for hope: Sierra Leone’s National Railway Museum

Devastated by more than a decade of civil war and the Ebola virus epidemic, the government of Sierra Leone has placed a group of 14 non-functioning locomotives and carriages at the front of its strategy to become a middle-income country by 2035.

Union Pacific 844 steam locomotive to tour Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa

The last steam locomotive built for the Union Pacific freight railroad is to go on a 21-day roundtrip of Wyoming, Nebraska and Iowa. The historic train - built in 1944 - will begin its trip in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on June 11. After taking in a...

HS2 submits proposal to develop Birmingham’s Curzon Street station

The historic Old Curzon Street station in Birmingham could be brought back to life. HS2 - with the help of Atkins - has submitted a proposal to Birmingham City Council to make alterations to the Grade 1-listed building. Currently vacant, the council-owned...
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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in...
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...