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Porterbrook takes stake in Brodie Engineering

Rolling stock financier and asset management company Porterbrook has agreed a deal to take a 49% stake in Brodie Engineering. The Kilmarnock-based company is the only active rail engineering business in Scotland, specialising in heavy maintenance, refurbishment and overhauls for...

3,000 ‘local’ businesses benefit from rail work

New figures show that over 3,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) benefit from £1.3 billion worth of business from Network Rail, with SMEs making up a record 75% of Network Rail’s supplier base. In November 2019, Network Rail set out...

SNC-Lavalin rebrands to AtkinsRéalis

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has announced it is rebranding to AtkinsRéalis.  Building on more than a century of accomplishments from brands such as SNC-Lavalin, Atkins, Faithful+Gould, DTS...

Colette Carroll to lead Atkins Transportation division

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has appointed Colette Carroll as managing director of its Transportation division for the UK & Europe. Colette joined Atkins in September 2022 as strategic rail market director with responsibility for its UK rail...

Australia’s BMD completes first UK acquisition

UK-based consultancy, TUSP has given itself the competitive edge making a major move with a commitment to growth. A deal with Australia’s largest privately owned civil contractor, BMD, marks a strategic leap in TUSP’s 23 years of operation. BMD is...

Rhino Doors nears completion on London Underground’s Bank Station project

Rhino Doors, the UK’s leading manufacturer of high-performance engineered doors, has nearly completed work on a complex £1 million-plus contract on the London Underground network. The project, which involved designing, manufacturing and installing 20 self-closing fire doors in the cross passages at Bank Station, presented a number of logistical challenges. “As...

Knorr-Bremse acquires Westcode UK

Unipart Rail has sold its Westcode UK business to Knorr-Bremse. Westcode specialises in rail vehicle engineering, in particular maintenance, repair, and refurbishment services in relation to braking, climate control, and door systems. Based in Wiltshire, its customers include rolling stock...

National Express Group wins €1 Billion German rail contract

National Express Group PLC has announced that its National Express Rail GmbH business has won a contract worth €1 billion over the lifetime of the agreement to operate the RE1 and RE11 Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX) lines in Germany to 2033. The...

TÜV Rheinland acquires clearance specialist D/Gauge

TÜV Rheinland has acquired the UK railway clearance company D/Gauge. The UK company and its 28 employees will become a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland UK and fully integrated into its existing structure. D/Gauge is at the forefront of the clearance...

Crewe MP urges local businesses to support HS2

Dr Kieran Mullan, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, has been given a tour of the preparatory works underway in readiness for the extension of the HS2 network between the West Midlands and Crewe. Dr Mullan was joined by South Cheshire...

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Industry reacts to draft Rail Reform Bill

Ministers yesterday (Tuesday 20 February) put forward their plan for the future of the railways, publishing a draft Rail...