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New Wales and Borders franchise begins as KeolisAmey takes charge

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has described today as an important moment for devolution, welcoming KeolisAmey as the new operators of Wales and Borders rail services.

Madrid Metro to order new trains and employ additional drivers

Madrid Metro has announced plans to order 60 new trains at the start of 2019 to meet growing demand on the network.

Aberdeen reveal for Scotland’s HSTs

Named Inter7City – a reference to the fact that they will ultimately link Scotland’s seven cities – the revamped HSTs are part of ScotRail’s grand plans to improve services around the country.

Caledonian Sleeper delays introduction of new fleet

Brand new carriages will no longer be coming to the Caledonian Sleeper's Lowland service between London, Glasgow and Edinburgh this month as originally planned.

Cross Country franchise competition dropped because of rail review

The new Cross Country franchise will no longer be awarded in 2019 as planned following the launch of a major review into Britain's rail system.

Prototype overhead line structure revealed

A prototype overhead line structure (OLS) designed to be quick to install, easy to maintain and more attractive to look at has been unveiled by its creators, Mott MacDonald and architects Moxon.

High-speed freight train concept among InnoTrans innovations

The German Aerospace Center (DLR), known for its innovative railway research projects, has come up with a concept design for a high-speed freight train.

France to begin testing hybrid trains in 2020

SNCF is to work alongside Alstom to introduce hybrid trains on regional and commuter routes from 2020.

Alpha Trains commits to hybrid retrofit for diesel fleet

Alpha Trains has signed a letter of intent with Rolls-Royce to retrofit its existing diesel train fleet with hybrid drive systems.

New Glasgow Subway train revealed

Stadler and Ansaldo STS have treated visitors at this year's InnoTrans exhibition to a first look at one of Glasgow's new driverless subway trains.

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