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GCRE takes next step in private investment process

The Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE) has outlined the next phase of its plans to bring private sector investment into the company, GCRE Ltd. When it opens in 2025, GCRE will provide world class research, testing and certification of...

Network Rail and Varamis Rail partner on zero carbon freight service

Network Rail and Varamis Rail, the UK’s newest train operator, have worked together to launch an innovative, zero carbon freight service.  The service, which launched last week, will run between Scotland and the Midlands, Monday to Friday. Targeted at express...

Northern gives a first glimpse of its Intelligent Trains tech

A delegation of more than 60 national and international rail industry professionals has been treated to a sneak preview of some of the new technology Northern has been pioneering as part of its Intelligent Trains programme. Representatives from Network Rail,...

RS Clare acquires Swiss lubrication specialist, Igralub

RS Clare & Co. Ltd has announced it has completed the acquisition of Swiss based railway lubrication solutions provider, Igralub Holding GMBH, together with its subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, and its share of a joint venture in...

LNER trials new digital displays at Doncaster Station

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is trialling new digital display screens to make it simpler for customers to board trains. The displays, installed at Doncaster Railway Station, will advise customers of the train layouts and where they should wait on...

First of Kind competition aims to revolutionise British rail travel

Self-charging trains could make their way onto Britain's railways after receiving Government funding, says the Department for Transport. As part of the First of a Kind 2022 competition, in partnership with Innovate UK, top innovators and inventers have won prize...

HS2 announces winners of project competition to drive best practice

HS2 Ltd has announced this year’s winners of a competition to share insight from Britain’s largest construction project with the wider UK infrastructure industry. The HS2 Learning Legacy initiative sees the publication of lessons learnt from across the project, including...

High-definition departure boards to be installed at London Euston

High-definition passenger information screens are being installed at London Euston station over the coming weeks so real-time testing can take place. The new £1.5 million electronic departure and arrivals boards will be positioned in the middle of the station concourse...

Aegis launches new R&D and Innovation section

Aegis has announced the formation of an R&D and Innovation sector within its railway business that will provide new services and value streams for its clients. With this initiative, Aegis positions itself as a key contributor to improving the future...

National Railway Museum and Porterbrook partner on Railway Futures Gallery

Porterbrook has announced its support for the National Railway Museum with a £2.5 million sponsorship agreement for the new ‘Railway Futures Gallery’ - a key component of the museum’s Vision 2025 masterplan. The gallery will be a multi-dimensional and interactive...

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Transport Secretary promises transformational industry change

Transport Secretary Mark Harper yesterday pledged to transform the UK’s railways as he set out his long-term vision. Speaking at...