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Great Western Railway runs first electric-only train to and from South Wales

Great Western Railway has moved a step closer to operating ‘crowd-busting’ electric-only trains for big-ticket events at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The train operator carried out a test run in the early hours of Saturday, using a 12-car Class...

Work begins to support the electrification of the Core Valley Lines on South Wales Metro

On Monday 26th July, Van Elle and Keltbray commenced piling works on Core Valley Lines in preparation for the electrification of the South Wales Metro. Working together with Amey and Transport for Wales (TfW) this programme provides a significant milestone...

Composite mast promises greener and cheaper rail electrification

Government fund development of low-carbon composite railway mast. A prototype overhead line mast, funded by Innovate UK and Department for Transport, aims to slash emissions from railway constructionMast to benefit from advanced composite materials developed to reduce mass and save...

SELLA CONTROLS TRACKLINK® RTU achieves full industry Product Acceptance

Stockport, United Kingdom - Systems integration specialist Sella Controls Limited is pleased to announce that it’s TRACKLINK® RTU Product has achieved full Network Rail Product Acceptance for electrification control and substation automation. Acceptance of the TRACKLINK® RTU is the culmination...

Decarbonising Scotland’s railway

Last July saw the publication of both Network Rail’s Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy (TDNS) and the Scottish Government’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan. Both reports concluded that rail decarbonisation requires electrification of a large part of the unelectrified network,...

Levenmouth rail link plans unveiled

Double tracking and electrification confirmed. The return of rail services to Levenmouth moved a step closer today with confirmation by Transport Minister Graeme Dey that the line would be double tracked and electrified. Mr Dey was speaking during a visit to...

Rail and civil engineering firm, ECS, on track to expand workforce following funding from Santander UK

Cheshire-based Electrification Construction Services (ECS) set to increase workforce for new rail and civil engineering projectsSantander UK supports ECS’ growth plans with six-figure fundingNew funding equips ECS to take on new business and grow turnover Rail and civil engineering company,...

tpgroup powers the UK’s first full-scale hydrogen train

tpgroup, the providers of mission-critical solutions for a more secure world, is pleased to provide further detail to its 16th February, ‘Hydrogen system Contract for Rail’, announcement. tpgroup is providing the hydrogen fuel cell systems that will power the production...

Disruption between Newcastle and Edinburgh following damage to overhead wires – passengers urged to check their journey

Passengers are facing disruption to services on the East Coast Main Line following damage to the overhead wires between Newcastle and Berwick Upon Tweed. The overhead wires are used to power some trains and when there is damage to the...

QTS Group acquires electrification specialists REL

Leading rail infrastructure engineering services provider, QTS Group Ltd (“QTS”), has completed the acquisition of Uddingston based rail electrification experts, Rail Electrification Limited (“REL”). The acquisition, which will see REL operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of QTS, brings the...

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Step into STEM: London King’s Cross to hold day of educational activities for children

Network Rail has teamed up with partners to put on a day of free science, technology, engineering and maths...