Stadler completes the first phase of £70m Metro depot rebuild

The first phase of a £70m project to rebuild Gosforth Metro depot has been completed, paving the way for further demolition work, and the construction of a modern new home for Metro’s new fleet of trains. The opening phase of...

RSS moves Merseyrail 507 unit to Newport for disposal

A three-car train heading down the M6 and M5 motorways perhaps raises questions in the minds of passing drivers: why are they on the motorway and where are they going?  This was part of a complex move by Railway...

HS2 announces shortlist for train depot and network control centre

HS2 Ltd has confirmed the shortlist of bidders in the running to build the high-speed rail project’s network control centre and rolling stock maintenance depot, which will create around 500 long-term jobs in Birmingham’s Washwood Heath. The contract – worth...

HS2 takes extra 24,000 HGVs off Bucks roads as new rail freight depot opens

HS2 this week opened a new railhead near the village of Calvert which will help the high speed rail project continue to deliver construction material by rail to its biggest Buckinghamshire site without putting extra lorries on local roads. The...

Zonegreen develops derailer powered by sun

Sheffield-based rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have launched an innovative solar powered derailer, to bring clients environmental and economic benefits. The firm has developed a means of integrating renewable energy into a powered derailer, improving the safety of depot staff, whilst...

Work starts on the Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot

Work has started on Tyne and Wear Metro’s new £70m train depot. Contractors have begun removing large sections of track and overhead line to make way for the new building at South Gosforth in Newcastle. The new Metro depot will be...

A fresh approach to depot safety

FirstClass Safety & Control, the Essex-based safety control system specialist, which was created following a management buyout of the safety control division of Beck & Pollitzer back in 2017, has been supplying safety control systems for over 20 years. The...

Ardwick depot safety enhanced as it prepares for new fleet

Ardwick depot in Manchester is preparing for a £500 million new fleet of trains, set to replace the much-maligned Pacers. As part of the necessary upgrades, Sheffield rail safety specialist Zonegreen is installing its Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS®) onto...

New £100m train depot to open in Wales

This depot will be used to house and service 36 new metro vehicles operating on the Taff Vale lines.

SNCF to open “factory of the future” in Romilly-sur-Seine

SNCF has acquired a six-hectare site in Romilly-sur-Seine where it plans to build a new technical centre of excellence.

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Ceremony marks the official start of £100m Metro Flow project in South Tyneside

A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and...