Rolling Stock and Components

Links to Stratford-upon-Avon growing

Thanks to its Bard, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the UK’s greatest tourist attractions and yet, until relatively recently, it had few direct rail services from the capital and only a slow hourly stopping service connecting it with Birmingham. The...

Government safeguards key rail projects

The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed £8 billion worth of investment in the country’s rail network although uncertainty still hangs over electrification of the Great Western Main Line into Wales and the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). Ministers are...

New signalling along the Durham Coast Line

The Durham Coast Line is now benefitting from new signalling following a £28 million scheme that has modernised the 25km section between Stranton in Hartlepool and Ryhope Grange. Five signal boxes have been decommissioned as part of the project,...

Russian Railways plans to buy 1,250 locomotives in 2011-2013

President of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin announced the plans. "The locomotive fleet has traditionally been one of the key elements of the network’s operations. Its efficiency and reliability dictates not only the rhythm and results of the company’s...

ABB’s $55 million order from Stadler Rail

ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won orders worth about $55 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail for equipment that will help to maximize the reliability and energy efficiency of rolling stock for two Swiss rail...

China plan to create World’s largest rolling stock manufacturer

China's state-owned rolling stock builders China North Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp together with rival China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Corp could soon merge to form a giant company. If approved, the company would own 90 per cent...

ABB equipment to upgrade Network Rail’s Southern Region distribution system

ABB has won a contract from Network Rail to design, manufacture and supply 15 modular medium voltage (MV) switchboards in housings, based on its ZX1.2 gas insulated switchgear, for the current Southern DC traction power supply enhancement project. The new...

Wrexham and Shropshire Railway to take delivery of refurbished carriages

WSR service at Shrewsbury. Picture: Upmain WSR has confirmed to the Rail Media Group that it is expecting delivery of its final 3 refurbished carriages at the end of October. These will replace the, currently on hire,  blue and grey liveried...

Greener Meridians from East Midlands Trains

Meridians at Derby station. Picture: Jonathan Webb East Midlands Trains has launched a brand new initiative designed to cut fuel consumption and reduce enough carbon to take the equivalent of 705 cars a year off the road. The new...

ABB to deliver power quality solutions for High Speed 1

ABB capacitive compensation technology will prevent voltage drops along High Speed 1’s traction power catenary supply that provides power for Eurostar trains ABB has secured a major project with High Speed 1 to design, manufacture and install capacitive compensation solutions...
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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...