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RMT warns of safety risks on Euro rail link as Deutsche Bahn are set to begin test runs of non-compliant trains

Rail union RMT warned today that tests using a Deutsche Bahn ICE (Inter City Express) train in the Channel Tunnel in October this year could open the door for other European operators to serve the UK and bring in...

EU approves acquisition of Arriva by Deutsche Bahn

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Arriva by Deutsche Bahn on condition that DB divests all of Arriva's German activities. Having investigated the rail and bus markets in Denmark, Germany and the UK, the EU was concerned that...

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The lockdown eases, replaced by confusion

As the lockdown starts to ease, it brings with it a degree of uncertainty and worry. Two months ago,...

Professor Felix Schmid steps down

Felix Schmid has retired from his post as Professor of Railway Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham after 15 years.

Will the railway be reclassified?

Should the railways remain in the private sector? Or are they, effectively, already nationalised after the government’s emergency measures taken as part...

The one that got away

This year’s Railsport National Angling Championships, due to take place on 12 August 2020 at Makins Fisheries, has been cancelled as a...