UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.

What leaders from Kosovo’s rail industry were doing in the UK

A delegation from Kosovo's rail industry has visited Bombardier's maintenance depot, Great Central Railway's new bridge and a level crossing on a recent trip to the UK. The group were visiting to learn about how the UK rail sector manages...

Translink buys £4m train to clear leaves off the line

Translink NI Railways has invested £4 million in a bespoke multi-purpose engineering train to clear leaves off the line. 

Indian Railways overturns 150 year-old convention following Mumbai stampede

Indian railway minister Piyush Goyal has said the department will change a 150-year-old convention as it reviews safety following the Mumbai stampede.

Irish Rail to begin installation of advanced train protection system by end of the year

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has said it hopes to begin installing a new advanced train protection system on the network by the end of the year.

ÖBB to begin wider rollout of staff body cams

Austria’s national rail operator, ÖBB, is planning to extend the rollout of body cams to its staff following a successful trial at the start of this year. From June, train staff across the network will also wear body cams. It...

RSSB to roll out trial Rule Book app

Guards at South West Trains are testing out a new mobile app designed to give rail staff easier access to the Rule Book. Around 800 of the TOC’s guards will be trialling and providing feedback on the smartphone app with the hope the RSSB-led initiative will be made available for the whole industry in late […]

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DOO – Analysed & Explained

The term DOO (Driver Only Operation) has created mayhem in railway circles recently, with much publicised industrial action taking place that has caused misery to thousands of rail travellers. Widespread comment has appeared in the national and local press, rail magazines, radio and TV programmes and indeed questions have been bandied about in parliament. As […]

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Queensland adopts national rail safety regulator

Queensland's parliament has passed a piece of legislation that will bring the state's railways under the authority of Australia's national rail regulator. The decision means the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) now overseas rail safety regulation in every...

Health and Safety Laboratory – a national asset and hidden treasure

The spa town of Buxton in Derbyshire is the highest market town in England and a gateway to the Peak District National Park. It is close to the county boundary with Cheshire to the west and Staffordshire to the south. There is a mixed economy of tourism, retail, quarrying, scientific research, light industry and mineral […]
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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

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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...