Siemens Mobility secures first place on rail signalling and control framework for the UK

Siemens Mobility will continue to work in partnership with Network Rail to transform rail travel across Britain after securing first place on the Train Control Systems Framework for both conventional and digital signalling. The company is now set for a...

Network Rail’s £4bn train control systems framework to revolutionise signalling across Britain

From Carlisle to Brighton, Network Rail’s £4bn, 10-year signalling plan will change the face of Britain’s railway, with modern equipment bringing greater reliability across the country through a mixture of traditional signalling and digital control. Six companies have been awarded...

Hitachi Rail unveils long-distance version of Europe’s first battery train

Groundbreaking hybrid battery train evolves to serve the intercity market in Southern Italy New intercity hybrid battery train will enter service in Southern Italy this summer Hitachi Rail will deliver seven intercity hybrid battery trains for Trenitalia as part of a...

Andrew Haines looks back on five years of CP6

As Control Period 6 (CP6) comes to a close on 31 March, Network Rail is taking a look back at the five-year funding period which started on 1 April 2019. During this time, the rail infrastructure manager has successfully...

First electric train completes test run between Manchester and Stalybridge

An electric train has travelled for the first time between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU). Engineers have been testing the new electrification equipment installed along the route as part of the multi-billion-pound upgrade...

Important weekend engineering work in March to keep trains running safely and reliably

Passengers are being encouraged to check before travelling as planned weekend engineering work in March will affect services between Norwich and Ipswich, and between Ipswich and Cambridge/Ely. Engineering work, and general maintenance is planned to take place on the mainline...

Further upgrades planned to Midland Main Line in February and March

Network Rail will be carrying out major upgrades to the Midland Main Line across four weekends in February and March resulting in some changes to East Midlands Railway (EMR) and Thameslink services. These upgrades will improve the current overhead line...

Class 730 fleet enters service between Wolverhampton and Walsall

A brand new West Midlands Railway (WMR) electric train fleet has carried its first passengers this week, marking the start of a new era of rail travel in the region. The first Class 730 to carry passengers in the region...

Great Western Railway’s innovative FastCharge battery train trial could transform UK’s railway

Innovation led by Great Western Railway could transform the UK’s railway as it powers forward with a FastCharge battery trial designed to help future decarbonisation of branch line services. The FastCharge technology, which has been rigorously developed by specialist engineers...

Passengers advised to check before they travel into Manchester Piccadilly

Engineers are investigating a fault with overhead wires at Manchester Piccadilly which means fewer trains can run on some lines through the station. Some services between Crewe, Manchester Airport, Blackpool North, Liverpool, Cumbria and Scotland will be disrupted today (Friday...

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Calling all schools: Join EMR’s Rail Safety Pathways Program today!

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has launched a new program designed to promote rail safety education among primary and secondary...