HIMA Group acquires Sella Controls

Expansion of product and service portfolio for railway and process industries / Synergies for international growth / Continuity in strategy and management. The HIMA Group headquartered in Bruehl, Germany, which specialises in safety-related automation solutions, has acquired the UK system...

New research hub to help tackle decarbonisation and improve transport resilience

Government pledges £10 million to support innovation in transport decarbonisation. A new research hub is being launched to boost innovative measures to decarbonise and improve transport, as the country works towards its net zero goals. Decarbonisation Minister Jesse Norman has announced...

Three years after COVID lockdowns, the rail industry remembers

On 23 March, three years after the first lockdown, the rail industry is coming together to hold a Memorial Day to celebrate the vital role played by its people during the pandemic, while also remembering those from the industry...

Major improvements to Surrey Quays station move a step closer

Plans to transform Surrey Quays station to make it more accessible and help improve journeys for customers moved a step closer as the main works contractor has been appointed. Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that Morgan Sindall Infrastructure...

TV documentary to find more Secrets of the London Underground in the new third series

UKTV has commissioned a third series of Secrets of the London Underground (10x60’) for its leading factual channel, Yesterday. Produced by Brown Bob, the previous two series have proved very popular with Yesterday viewers. The first series in July 2021 became Yesterday's...

The transformational Elizabeth line clocks more than one hundred million passenger journeys

The Elizabeth line, which stretches from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, has now seen more than one hundred million journeys since opening in May 2022. Transport for London (TfL) data...

HS2 celebrates as longest tunnels reach halfway point under the Chilterns

HS2 Ltd today confirmed that ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’, the two giant tunnelling machines excavating the high speed rail project’s longest tunnels, have passed the halfway point on their 10 mile journey under the Chilterns. The enormous 2,000 tonne machines have...

Rail operator sets out apprenticeships target for 2023

Despite challenges in the industry, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has continued to upskill and harness its workforce over the last year with a varied programme of apprenticeships. Since the introduction of the government’s apprenticeship levy in 2017, more than...

HS2 completes foundation work for UK’s longest railway bridge

The last of 292 concrete piles that will form the foundations for the UK’s longest railway bridge were installed this week at the site of HS2’s Colne Valley Viaduct, marking a successful end to the first phase of the...

Time-lapse and drone shots show Banbury train depot upgrade

New railway sidings have been opened on the Chiltern main line to keep passengers moving during construction of Britain’s new zero carbon, high-speed railway, HS2.  The first trains used the new tracks on Saturday (28 January) after a 6-month depot...

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HIMA Group acquires Sella Controls

Expansion of product and service portfolio for railway and process industries / Synergies for international growth / Continuity in...