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Co-operative sustainable travel pilot service to be introduced in Hampshire

GO! Co-operative Limited trading as GOCO, a multi-stakeholder sustainable travel co-operative, has announced that it is to trial a unique ‘low carbon’ local rail service in Hampshire this month. It will be the first time that a co-operative...

OTN Systems wins multi-million contract with Chinese metro lines

OTN Systems, the global market leader for fibre optic-based telecommunications backbone systems in metros, has been awarded several multi-million Euro contracts from various Chinese metro lines. The newest OTN Systems flagship product OTN-X3M, with a transport capacity...

New Year brings a new bridge for Rochdale

Engineers building the Metrolink line to Rochdale have installed a 52 metre long viaduct in the town, which will carry trams over the Manchester-Leeds railway when the new Metrolink opens next year. This major construction project, which involved 400 tonnes...

Environmentally – friendly rail technology gives 99.5% reliability performance in 2010

London Midland’s innovative Stourbridge branch line service has recorded 99.5 % reliability in 2010 while providing nearly seventy thousand services for passengers. In the first full calendar year of operation for its lightweight, low-energy Class 139 railcars, the proportion...

Birmingham Moor Street terminating platforms reopening

The terminating platforms at Birmingham Moor Street, which date from 1909, will reopen on 11th December, with the first passenger train being a steam-hauled charter to London Paddington. Of the three platforms, only two will initially be commissioned. However...

Twenty-year vision for London rail services set out in influential strategy

A long-term strategy for London’s railway has been unveiled, setting out the steps needed to cater for increasing demand for rail travel in and around the capital. With the number of passengers travelling into London in the...

Final work dates announced for London Overground upgrade

Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail have announced the dates for a week of re-signalling work early in 2011 on the London Overground network. The work is part of a multi-million pound upgrade project to further...

Stourbridge Shuttle tops half a million passengers

More than half a million passenger journeys have been made on London Midland’s operation between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town since conventional trains were replaced by innovative railcars, built by Parry People Movers Ltd, in mid-2009.  The 500,000th passenger...
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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...