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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the new regulations during a television briefing on Coronavirus. He said: “As passenger numbers...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn tunnel. As Rail Engineer reported in February 2020, electric services commenced on...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge. In doing so, they have publicly committed to halve their direct carbon footprint between now...

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start next month to make journeys faster and more reliable for Cumbrian Coast line passengers.

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has announced plans to partner with mobile phone operator O2 that will not only...

Mace to lead Programme Support Office for Northern Powerhouse Rail

International consultancy and construction company Mace has been appointed by Transport for the North (TfN) to lead the Programme Support Office for the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) programme. This mean that Mace will be...

Russia: only railway bridge to Murmansk collapses

The sole railway bridge that connects Murmansk in northern Russia with the rest of the country has collapsed due to the weight of water in the Kola river. As a result, no passenger or...

1,200 sleepers to be replaced on Tay Bridge

More than 1,200 sleepers are being replaced on the Tay Bridge, the longest railway structure in Scotland. One in three sleepers, including base plates and Pandrol clips, are being replaced and the ballast below...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world’s largest train manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC). The purchase was made by CRRC ZELC (CRRC...

Kevin Tribley to leave Angel Trains, replaced by returning Malcolm Brown

Leading train leasing company Angel Trains has announced that its CEO, Kevin Tribley, will retire on 1 September 2020, after 21 years with the business. Kevin has been with Angel Trains for over two...

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...