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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.

Schöneicher-Rüdersdorfer Strassenbahn orders Artic pre-series vehicles from Škoda Transtech

The ForCity Smart Artic Helsinki tram is based on an original idea of Helsinki City Transport and has been developed in collaboration between HKL and Škoda Transtech.

Infrabel awards British Steel major rail contract

British Steel has secured a major new four-year contract from Infrabel, Belgium’s national rail infrastructure manager, for the maintenance and renewal of the country’s rail network.

Coradia Polyvalent trains en route to Senegal

The first of 15 Coradia Polyvalent trains destined for APIX, the Senegalese Agency for Investment Promotion and Public works, has left Alstom’s site in Reichshoffen, France.

Plans for transparent roof at Leeds station

ETFE, which has been used at Birmingham New Street, Carlisle Citadel, and Manchester Piccadilly stations, is much lighter than glass, offers greater light transmission and is shatterproof.

New US production facility for Getzner

Getzner's US headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is also being expanded to create additional space.

RSSB to fund rail decarbonisation research

The RSSB is to launch two funding competitions later this month in support of a government-led initiative to remove diesel trains from Britain's railways by 2040.

HS2 plans to replicate Crossrail in setting up international consultancy

Newly appointed HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan has told suppliers that he plans to replicate the success of Crossrail International.

GE to partner BNSF on battery freight locomotive tests

The programme will see GE Transportation design and build an AC Evolution Series locomotive which will feature an overall energy-management system, including onboard energy storage.

The UK at InnoTrans

Transport secretary Chris Grayling led the charge as UK rail companies went in search of new international opportunities at InnoTrans.
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The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

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