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Colas Rail UK adds two new tampers to fleet

Colas Rail UK has welcomed two new Plasser & Theurer (P&T) 09-4x4/4S tampers into operation The addition of DR75016 and DR75017 demonstrates Colas Rail UK’s continued investment in the latest technology to maintain its position as a key supplier of...

Quattro Plant Ltd acquires TXM assets

Rail plant giant Quattro Plant Ltd has acquired 130 RRVs in a multi-million pound deal from the former TXM Plant, which fell into administration in January 2024. Quattro engineers inspected each of the 130 RRVs and the company is currently...

New plant training centre provides fast-track to HS2 jobs for Bucks and Northants residents

Flannery Plant Hire has joined forces with HS2’s construction partner EKFB (a team made up of Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall), to create a new training centre that can upskill local people ready for jobs on HS2...

Protected: Siemens Mobility Goole component repair facility

Whilst the Siemens Mobility Goole train manufacturing plant and supply chain rail village is still being finished, and no train building work is expected to commence until March 2024, one part is already up and running: its component overhaul...

HS2 celebrates big emissions cuts through trial of LPG generator

Following the successful trial of the new Clean Air Gas Engine (CAGE) integrated into a solar-battery hybrid power system in an Advante welfare unit on an HS2 construction site from December 2020, HS2 is trialling an OakTec standalone CAGE...

World first as high-speed trains wheel performance now digitally-monitored live

Hitachi Rail is installing its cutting-edge live monitoring solution across Great Western Railway’s high-speed fleet of 93 intercity trains, in a world-first for digital maintenance. This technology will boost fleet availability by over 100 days per year. This will be...

D/Gauge launch Dynamic Vehicle Modelling Service

D/Gauge have expanded their services to include dynamic vehicle modelling. Dynamic vehicle modelling is refining the designs of a vehicle, and then applying vehicle dynamics to assess safety, clearance, and risk implications. This service will greatly help with railway...

Tilt meter trial offers railway protection from landslips

Network Rail is currently trialling a monitoring system which provides early warning of earth movements at sites across Scotland’s Railway. Surface mounted tilt meters have been located at 26 sites across the network with a further seven sites across the...

Zonegreen provides sidings protection at local depot

Hitachi Rail’s depot in Doncaster is improving its excellent safety measures, courtesy of Sheffield-based Zonegreen, ensuring staff enjoy enhanced protection, no matter where they are working. The rail safety specialists have installed a sidings warning system at Doncaster Carr to...

Setting the standard for efficiency and sustainability throughout 2022

Neil Cross, National Sales Manager at Anderton Concrete, discusses the upcoming trends and key market drivers facing the rail industry throughout 2022 Over the last 12 months, Anderton Concrete has seen a significant increase in demand for precast concrete solutions,...

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Conductors speak out about abuse directed at train crew

Northern is asking members of the public to treat everyone working on the railway with respect as it cracks...