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Historic crests restored at Blackfriars

Two hefty symbols of Blackfriars’ past have been removed for careful restoration as part of the station’s redevelopment for the Thameslink Programme. The London, Chatham and Dover Railway Grade II-listed crests were, until recently, still standing as lonely gatekeepers to...

Flooding of Charing Cross almost ‘ended in disaster’

Rail union RMT have demanded an 'urgent review of safety procedures' after an internal report into the flooding of Charing Cross tube station two weeks ago. Water from the fountains in Trafalgar Square overflowed into the underground station, almost ending...

Bombardier helps fund restoration of steam locomotive

Bombardier Transportation, the world’s largest supplier of railway equipment, and owners of the UK’s only remaining train building facility, is helping to fund the restoration of ex-British Railways steam locomotive no. 61264. Bombardier is proud of its rich railway manufacturing...

Caught on CCTV: Man risking life on level crossing

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released footage of a man risking his life running through a level crossing – seconds before a fast travelling train passes through missing him by inches. The dramatic footage was taken in the early...

Queensland Rail’s Western line opens early

The Western railway line reopened today, three months earlier than originally forecast, with the first coal train passing through Toowoomba this morning. Premier Anna Bligh and Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said the reopening of the Western line would reconnect vital...

FirstGroup name train after Sir Moir Lockhead

Sir Moir Lockhead, former Chief Executive of FirstGroup, was left astounded today after a ScotRail train was named in his honour to mark his achievements after 22 ...

Siemens establishes new ‘Rail Innovation Centre of Competence’ in the UK

Siemens' Mobility Division is to establish a new global ‘Rail Innovation Centre of Competence’ in the United Kingdom from March 2011. The Innovation Centre will lead the development of new concepts and technologies to drive performance improvements for the...

Translink launches new trains public safety campaign

Translink NI Railways is advising the public to stay extra vigilant as it prepares to begin an intensive period of train testing following the start of the arrival of its new Class 4000 fleet. To help drive home the safety...

British sports stars given a helping hand by Virgin Trains

Thursday 24th March saw the launch of a newly named Virgin Train - the first in a programme rolling out across the country. ‘Alison Waters’ left London Euston at 09:00 with her name sake on board and was welcomed...

Network Rail awards Atkins Ltd with major Crossrail contract

Network Rail has awarded a major contract to Atkins Ltd to design the bulk of works planned on the north-east section of the Crossrail route, between Stratford in east London and Shenfield in Essex. The contract includes the design of...
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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...