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Ardwick depot safety enhanced as it prepares for new fleet

Ardwick depot in Manchester is preparing for a £500 million new fleet of trains, set to replace the much-maligned Pacers. As part of the necessary upgrades, Sheffield rail safety specialist Zonegreen is installing its...

New £100m train depot to open in Wales

This depot will be used to house and service 36 new metro vehicles operating on the Taff Vale lines.

SNCF to open “factory of the future” in Romilly-sur-Seine

SNCF has acquired a six-hectare site in Romilly-sur-Seine where it plans to build a new technical centre of excellence.

Mechan to ship first order to the Americas

UK rail depot equipment specialist Mechan is preparing to ship its first order to the Americas.

Contractor chosen to build depot for Locomotive Workshop Rotterdam

In March, Mitsui and Siemens announced their intention to form a 50-50 joint venture (JV) and build the depot.

Elizabeth line Old Oak Common depot goes live

TfL Rail and Bombardier have launched operations at the new Elizabeth line depot at Old Oak Common.

Hochtief to build new GWR depot in Exeter

Great Western Railway has signed a contract with Hochtief to build a new maintenance depot in Exeter.

Turkmenistan opens locomotive depot on Kazakhstan–Turkmenistan–Iran rail link

Speaking to a group of the country’s railwaymen, Turkmenistan president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the project will help upgrade transport services to a higher level by promoting the area as a major transport hub.

Queensland awards $70 million rolling stock maintenance contracts

Downer EDI’s maintenance depot in Maryborough, Queensland, has been awarded a series of maintenance contracts worth $70 million.

United Wagon Company to open carriage service centre in Estonia

United Wagon Company (UWC) is set to open a carriage service centre in Estonia. An agreement has been reached so that the company's Baltic States cargo fleet can now be serviced at Skinest Rail's depot in Valga. Depot staff have undergone a...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.