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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...

New Zealand rail rescue service

Plasser & Theurer’s MFS system of conveyor and hopper units has been put to the test in the Manawatu Gorge on New Zealand’s North Island. Following a landslide, 60 metres of tracks were buried under 10,000m3 of material. The...

Ipswich Station’s new footbridge

A new footbridge has been lifted into place at Ipswich Station as part of the £370 million ‘Access for All’ scheme, providing a step-free route between the concourse and all four platforms. Two new lifts fitted with CCTV and...

Bombardier Transportation signs agreement with Russian Railways

BT Signaling B.V. has signed an agreement to purchase a stake in the signalling equipment manufacturer United Electrical Engineering Plants, known as Elteza. Elteza is a subsidiary of Russian Railways (RZD). Initially, BT...

First Capital Connect kick starts young footballers’ careers

First Capital Connect has donated train season tickets to five young football scholars starting their careers at the Stevenage Football Academy. The Stevenage FC scholarship is a two-year course for 16 year olds wishing to aspire to become professional footballers....

IBM reveals five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years

IBM have formally unveiled the fifth annual "Next Five in Five" – a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years: • You'll beam up...

Massive improvements over Christmas to Reading’s railway

With five days to go until Christmas, 250 Network Rail engineers and contractors prepared to deliver the first phase of a six-year project to upgrade Reading’s railway. Between Christmas Day and 3 January, Network Rail will complete the resignaling of...

Train performance hit by severe Winter weather

The severe winter weather continues to affect train performance across most parts of the country. During the 28 day period up to 11 December (period nine), especially in Scotland, the north east and across the south...

Rail.co visits New York to tour R29’s offices

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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...
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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...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...