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GB Railfreight loco gets new livery for NHS heroes

GB Railfreight, together with its industry partner Porterbrook, has unveiled a specially repainted freight locomotive in the blue and white colours of the National Health Service.  The new livery was unveiled to coincide with the weekly celebrations...

Clayton Equipment to build two new locos for Sellafield

Clayton Equipment is to supply two innovative Hybrid+™ Diesel CBD80 locomotives to Sellafield Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These will enable Sellafield to realise significant commercial savings from reduced operation and maintenance...

First UK tram-train service launched

Rail Minister Jo Johnson visited South Yorkshire for the long-awaited launch of a new tram-train service between Sheffield and Rotherham.

First Citadis tram for Caen la Mer

Around 45 per cent of the tram will be covered in large windows. Six passenger information screens will feature inside as will USB charging points - a first in France. 

Preferred bidder for Liège Tramway PPP selected

The contract with the consortium is expected to be signed before the end of 2018.

New Citadis trams for Lyon

The first order from the agreement is valued at €40 million and covers the supply of 11 trams for the T4 line. Other orders may also be placed in the future.

Newcastle’s first light rail vehicle arrives

In July it was transported to the Port of Santander, Spain, where it was loaded onto a special roll-on-roll-off ship bound for the Port of Newcastle.

First new Kaohsiung tram arrives in Taiwan

The tram, which was manufactured in La Rochelle, France, arrived at the port of Keelung on 2 September and was then delivered to Kaohsiung.

Stadler receives tram-train order for Lugano–Ponte Tresa railway

They will enter commercial use in 2020, when they will replace the complete fleet of 1978-built Be4/12 railcars.

Operations and maintenance contract awarded for Songjiang Tram

This network will open in two phases. The first 13.9km, and its 20 stations, is scheduled to open on December 25.

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Well-known public figures thank rail workers – and remind us all to ‘be safe, be patient, be kind’

A host of well-known politicians, sports stars and media personalities have said “thank you” to railway staff...

Transport for London to extend use of RISQS supplier qualification scheme

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its use of rail-industry body RSSB’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS), which will now be...

BTP praised for cracking down on County Lines gangs

Priti Patel MP, the Home Secretary, has praised the impact of a nationwide crackdown on county lines drug dealing by forces including...

First large HS2 structure starts to come together

Components for one of the first large structures to be built as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project have arrived on...

GTR staff cover over 800 miles for NHS

To raise cash for NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients, a group of railway workers has cycled, walked and jogged...