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New research agreement covering electrical power supplies on ECML

The University of Leeds has signed an outline £10 million co-investment agreement with the companies involved in the power supply upgrade of the East Coast Main Line.  The new agreement will enable...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX. The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline tracks for the first time only a...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power the equivalent of all the households of Welwyn and Hatfield Borough for a month,...

Programme of upgrades to Great Eastern main railway line

Vital rail upgrade works on the Great Eastern main line between Ipswich and London start this month, with work taking place at various points on the line at weekends starting from the 17 October to 22 November.

Major delays on West Coast main line quickly fixed

Rail travel on the West Coast main line was disrupted on 7 October 2020 after a stretch of signalling, miles long, lost power between Milton Keynes and Watford junction in the early hours of the morning,

Bombardier to establish Global Innovation Centre for railway and e-mobility in Västerås, Sweden

Bombardier Transportation is adding a state-of-the-art e-mobility test and technology centre to its current site in Västerås, Sweden. With growing global market interest in e-mobility solutions and increasing interconnected development in the...

Latest Railcare MPV is battery-powered

Specialist railway contractor and plant hire company Railcare presented its innovative new MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) at its head office in Skelleftehamn, Sweden. Similar to other Railcare machines, the latest one is equipped with self-propelled...

Alstom’s iLint hydrogen train successfully trialled in the Netherlands

In the same week that HydroFlex, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, took to the main line for its inaugural run, the Province of Groningen has published a report outlining the results of the Coradia iLint tests performed...

UK hydrogen train ventures out onto the main line

HydroFlex, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, ran on the main line today, signalling a big step forward towards the UK’s net zero targets. Developed jointly by the University of Birmingham and train owner Porterbrook,...

Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly. The first stage of the project, which will see the reinstatement of 19...

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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...