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Alstom Secures £370 Million Contract for Elizabeth Line

Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a contract worth around £370 million for ten new nine-car Aventra trains – and maintenance – for Transport for London’s Elizabeth line. Opened in 2022, the Elizabeth line continues to experience passenger demand ahead of predictions and its current...

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First Minister to lead Levenmouth opening

The return of rail services to Levenmouth for the first time in more than five decades will be celebrated...

Key milestone for HS2 as half of tunnels completed

Construction of the giant network of tunnels for HS2 has now passed the halfway point, marking a significant milestone...

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Siemens Mobility strikes gold with safety partnership

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a gold disc, symbolising its Gold partnership with Rail Safe Friendly, a social impact...

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TPE ‘ahead of the curve’ as almost a quarter of its engineers are women

TransPennine Express (TPE) is ‘ahead of the curve’ as almost a quarter of the train operator’s fleet and engineering team are women. While the rail...

July engineering works to impact Bristol and South Wales journeys

Train services will be affected by track replacement work in the Severn Tunnel and essential...

Siemens Mobility strikes gold with safety partnership

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a gold disc, symbolising its Gold partnership with Rail Safe...

Engineer’s career advice to women: “Take the initiative and make it happen”

An engineer working for the train operator Northern has said women shouldn’t wait to be...

Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development awarded OBE

Shamit Gaiger, managing director of West Coast Partnership Development (WCPD), has been awarded an Order...

Alstom signs €323 million contract with Polo Logistica FS to supply Traxx Universal locomotives

Alstom has signed a contract with Mercitalia Rail, a company of the Polo Logistica FS...

Southeastern launches its largest ever recruitment drive

Southeastern has launched a major recruitment drive to encourage more people to opt for a...

Kevin Gore appointed new boss of Northern’s Neville Hill TrainCare Centre

Northern has appointed Kevin Gore as the new manager of its historic Neville Hill TrainCare...

Passengers urged to check before they travel following incident in West Midlands area

Emergency services responded to an incident in the Crewe area this morning, affecting train services...

Thameslink station duo honoured in King’s birthday honours

Two Thameslink station team members have been awarded British Empire Medals in the King’s...

Half of all Great Northern trips to City of London now digitally signalled

More than half the trains that Great Northern commuters take to Moorgate in the...

Network Rail’s Sharon Salmon recognised in King’s Birthday Honours list

Network Rail’s Sharon Salmon has been made a Member of the Order of the...

QTS announces promotions to senior team

National rail contractor, QTS Group has announced several key promotions within its board of...

Weekend upgrades to impact East Midlands journeys

Engineers will be working throughout Sunday 23 June to upgrade the signalling system on...

Lift towers successfully installed at Anniesland station

Network Rail engineers worked through the night to install the steel structures at Anniesland...

Keswick set to become a ‘virtual railway station’ this summer

Keswick is set to become a “virtual railway station” this summer with visitors being...

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Alstom signs €323 million contract with Polo Logistica FS to supply Traxx Universal locomotives

Alstom has signed a contract with Mercitalia Rail, a company of the Polo Logistica FS for the supply of 70 Traxx Universal locomotives for Italy, along with 12 years of full maintenance services. Some of the locomotives will be equipped with last mile technology. The contract is valued at over €323 million and includes the option to supply an additional 30 locomotives and an extension of the maintenance services. Traxx...