HS2 to deliver seamless mobile connectivity

Passengers using Britain’s new high speed rail network will enjoy seamless mobile coverage delivering uninterrupted streaming and calls as trains speed through its tunnels, cuttings and open sections. Journeys on HS2 will make the days of hearing refrains familiar to...

Railway industry hails 90% milestone on passenger numbers

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the voice of the UK rail supply community, has responded to the Department for Transport's (DfT) latest statistics released on rail travel in Great Britain. RIA has welcomed the fact that rail passenger numbers reached...

Great Western Railway marks Platinum Jubilee with special addition to Queen Elizabeth II train

Great Western Railway (GWR) has marked Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne by including the official Platinum Jubilee Emblem on its Queen Elizabeth II train. The emblem sits proudly on the side of Intercity Express Train 800003, joining the...

Elizabeth line clocks more than one million passenger journeys in first week

More than one million passengers have used the new Elizabeth line between Paddington and Abbey since it opened on Tuesday 24 May. Across the whole line, which stretches from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood...

All aboard the Elizabeth line

The transformational Elizabeth line opened today (Tuesday 24 May) attracting hundreds customers eager to make their first fast and seamless journeys through the heart of London. Excited passengers were welcomed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and London’s...

Government pledges £7.6m for rail innovation

The Government has today made £7.6m available for cutting edge technology that will help transform rail travel. Rail Minister, Wendy Morton, has officially announced this year’s First of Kind competition, which invites bids from companies specialising in innovative ways to...

HS2 reveals dramatic carbon saving with ambitious modular design for Thame Valley Viaduct

HS2 today revealed the final designs for the Thame Valley Viaduct and the pioneering pre-fabricated construction methods that will see the 880m long structure slotted together like a giant Lego set, cutting its carbon footprint by an estimated 66%. Crossing...

Alstom wins second major South London signalling contract

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded a £69million signalling contract by Network Rail to deliver Phase 5 of the hugely important Victoria Area Re-signalling Programme. The announcement for the delivery stages (GRIP 5-8) of Victoria...

RIA welcomes £1.7bn UK-Turkey rail deal

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the voice of the UK rail supply community, has welcomed the announcement of a £1.7 billion deal for the construction of a 503km high speed electric railway in Turkey, with funding guaranteed by UK...

Major signalling delivery contract awarded to Alstom

Alstom has been awarded a £49 million signalling contract with Network Rail for the delivery of new signalling, level crossings and other assets between Farncombe in Surrey and Petersfield in Hampshire on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth. The delivery stages...

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Summer of progress for Black Country Metro route across Sandwell and Dudley

Those living or working in the Sandwell and Dudley boroughs will see considerable progress on the highly-anticipated Metro route,...