Vivarail files Notice of Intention to appoint administrators

Vivarail, manufacturer of battery and hybrid trains, has filed a Notice of Intention to appoint administrators. Established in 2013 by Adrian Shooter CBE, Vivarail has spent the last nine years investigating, trialling, developing, and testing battery technology for rail. Its...

New phase for Birmingham’s Eastside Metro extension as initial preparations begin for track laying

Urban realm improvements which will help transform Digbeth as part of the Birmingham Eastside Metro extension have been completed and new carriageway opened as the project progresses to the next stage of construction. New paving has now been installed along...

Northern staff joins community to celebrate Interfaith week

Staff from train operator Northern have visited a Bradford mosque, Sikh temple, and a Hindu temple to celebrate inter-faith week. A group of colleagues visited the Shree Lakshmi Narayan Hindu temple, Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara and the Rawda Mosque in...

ScotRail partners with new children’s book to break down gender stereotypes

ScotRail has partnered with train and freight operating companies across the UK to help promote a new children’s book celebrating diversity and inclusion in the rail industry. The train operator has come together with a number of other rail companies,...

HS2 brings hydrogen power to its Euston station site

Mace Dragados Joint Venture, the construction team building HS2’s new Euston station, is trialling a Hydrogen Fuel Cell, supplied by AFC Energy, to charge a fully electric JCB telehandler. Dubbed the ‘H-Power Tower’, the unit is currently being used to...

WMR and White Ribbon team up to end violence against women

West Midlands Railway (WMR) has teamed up with White Ribbon and Network Rail to encourage everyone to make the White Ribbon Promise to never use, excuse or remain silent about men’s violence against women. White Ribbon is the UK’s...

Network Rail pledges 16 acres of Norfolk reedbed to nature

Network Rail Anglia has pledged an area of reedbed near Haddiscoe station to the WildEast movement. The land will be allowed to grow and thrive as a great place to live for lots of different animals, birds, and insects. It...

Hitachi Rail wins €867 million framework agreement to deliver ERTMS in Italy

Hitachi Rail has been awarded a Framework Agreement worth €867 million, as the leader of a consortium of companies, to design and deliver European Rail Transport Management System (ERTMS) digital signalling on 1,885km of the Italian rail network. The new...

Main building at Gosforth depot ready for new Tyne and Wear Metro trains

Stadler has recently finished the construction of the main building at Gosforth depot, soon to become the base for the new fleet of 46 trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. Covering 12 acres just outside Newcastle city-centre, the new...

GB Railfreight to invest £4.7 million in Peterborough maintenance depot

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has confirmed it is investing £4.7 million into a new maintenance depot in Peterborough next to the East Coast Mainline. Starting next month, the project, being built by Cairn Cross Engineering will create around 60 jobs during...

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RailStaff Awards returns to celebrate unsung heroes

The extraordinary work of the rail industry’s unsung heroes was recognised last night (Thursday 24 November) as the RailStaff...