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Tyne and Wear Metro to close busiest lines for two weeks

Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead will be closed for two consecutive weeks next month due to a major programme of modernisation work.Overhead power lines will be replaced as part of a...

Temporary Tyne and Wear Metro Depot commissioned

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new temporary depot, which has been built to welcome the new £362 million train fleet, has officially become operational.Located at Howdon in North Tyneside, the new depot will be used to on-track the new Metro...

New tram arrives in Manchester

The first of 27 new trams being manufactured for Manchester Metrolink by Bombardier Transportation has arrived at the Queens Road depot after a 1,800km journey across Europe. The new M5000 vehicle will now undergo a thorough testing and commissioning process...

Park and ride expansion for Manchester Metrolink

Planning applications aimed at increasing the park and ride provision at Radcliffe and Whitefield tram stops on Manchester Metrolink have been approved by members of Bury Council’s Planning Committee. The number of parking spaces will increase at Radcliffe by 111...

Another construction milestone on West Midlands Metro extension

A key piece of tramway infrastructure has been installed as construction of the Birmingham Westside Metro extension to Edgbaston hits another milestone.An intricate switch-and-crossing (S&C) layout has been successfully installed on Hagley Road, following weeks of construction activity beginning...

Manchester’s new trams will boost capacity

Transport for Greater Manchester is expecting the first of 27 new Metrolink trams to arrive next week, boosting capacity on the network.The first tram will be put into service before Christmas, once testing and commissioning is complete, with further...

Tram-Train pilot in Sheffield to act as blueprint for future schemes

The success of South Yorkshire’s Tram Train service has resulted in it being used as a blueprint to benefit future UK transport schemes, as a two-year pilot to test the pioneering technology comes to an end.The award-winning service has...

Tyne & Wear Metro’s new depot at Howdon almost ready to open

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new train depot at Howdon is close to completion. Set to officially open this summer, the former landfill site has been transformed. New tracks and overhead lines are in place and a new maintenance shed...

A land of opportunity

Why are railway operations, management and technical staff making their way to Melbourne, Australia, in search of a new challenge?With a series of major rail projects underway in Australia, there has never been a better time to make a...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...