Five day major line closure on Metro: Feb 21-25

A major programme of modernisation work will close one of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines between Newcastle and North Tyneside for five days next month. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is replacing essential overhead...

Successful rail delivery in Dudley for Metro extension

A major first has been celebrated for the Metro extension in Dudley with the delivery of the first pieces of track in the Black Country town for the highly-anticipated scheme. A total of 300 metres of rail arrived at the...

Building work progresses on South Wales Metro

Progress on the South Wales Metro continues, with Transport for Wales (TfW) delivering major works over the Christmas period. From 24 December until 7 January, the railway was closed between Pontypridd and both Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare. The blockade allowed TfW...

Progress on Birmingham Metro scheme as utility upgrades get underway

Construction on the Metro extension to Digbeth will move further forward when works to upgrade utility services in Meriden Street get underway. Works for the Birmingham Eastside Metro extension are already underway in Lower Bull Street and Digbeth High Street...

Keolis Amey Docklands appoints new MD for DLR

Richard Graham was recently appointed as the new managing director of Keolis Amey Docklands (KAD), the company responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London. In his new role at KAD Richard has responsibility...

World-first battery charger for light rail wins international award

Rapid-charger for Very Light Rail awarded Engineering and Technology Innovation Award in new category. The world’s first rapid battery charger for Very Light Rail yesterday (25 November 2021) won an Engineering and Technology Innovation Award in the Future Mobility category. Judges...

GWSR volunteers take occupation of ‘The Goods Shed’

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) volunteers have taken occupation of a new welfare building, which is a tasteful extension of the former Great Western Railway-built goods shed at Toddington station.  The completed new building – known as ‘The Goods Shed’...

Knitters use their wool power to mark Metro’s 40th year

A community group has joined forces in lockdown to knit a special birthday tribute to the Tyne and Wear Metro. The knitters, from North Tyneside, took up their needles and wool to create a colourful 12ft Metro carriage, piece by...

The Severn Valley Railway launches livestream camera network

The Severn Valley Railway is launching an exciting new service for supporters and visitors - a network of livestream cameras with a round-the-clock feed showing rolling stock movements at key locations along the line. The camera feeds will go...

TramForward urges rethink on transport in Derby

Following the High Court rejection of the planning permission for the A38 Derby Junction scheme, we need a re-think of transport in the Derby area. The scheme was rejected on the lack of environmental and climate change damage being...

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Two wheels, two days, one very good cause

Have you got what it takes to cycle across the country and raise money for vulnerable children? Can you handle...