World first as high-speed trains wheel performance now digitally-monitored live

Hitachi Rail is installing its cutting-edge live monitoring solution across Great Western Railway’s high-speed fleet of 93 intercity trains, in a world-first for digital maintenance. This technology will boost fleet availability by over 100 days per year. This will be...

Northern’s fleet improvements continue apace with Class 333 trains serving North & West Yorkshire the latest to undergo digital upgrades

Northern’s programme of digital upgrades to its fleet continues apace with its Class 333 trains the latest to offer an improved experience to customers. Enhancements include the installation of high-definition CCTV cameras, USB charging points and plug sockets as well...

D/Gauge launch Dynamic Vehicle Modelling Service

D/Gauge have expanded their services to include dynamic vehicle modelling. Dynamic vehicle modelling is refining the designs of a vehicle, and then applying vehicle dynamics to assess safety, clearance, and risk implications. This service will greatly help with railway...

Northern’s new trains get better and better

Rail passengers across the north of England are benefitting from 100 newly introduced trains and improved service reliability. Northern, who in the last 2 years have delivered £500m worth of brand-new trains onto the network have been awarded a prestigious engineering and maintenance...

Werrington Tunnel opens unlocking faster journeys on the East Coast Main Line

Ground-breaking new tunnel dives under ECML unlocking faster, more frequent and reliable journeys. UK engineering first as 11,000 tonne curved concrete tunnel installed in one go Opening is a major leap forward for the £1.2bn East Coast Upgrade, which will provide more seats and enable quicker journeys between London,...

Railway signals in Middlesbrough now controlled from York after successful reliability upgrade

Over the weekend (13-16 November), Network Rail’s Rail Operating Centre (ROC) in York welcomed its newest workstation as part of a £45m project to upgrade signalling in the Middlesbrough area. Teams renewed around six miles of signalling equipment, with control...

New report lays out plans for transport decarbonisation

Alstom has launched a new report detailing how the government can decarbonise the transport sector, and in doing so, jump start the economy post Covid-19. In particular the report calls for: Rolling out fleets of 300-400 hydrogen trains to replace diesels;A...

Successful Christmas engineering works in south London and Sussex

Engineering work on the railway over Christmas and the New Year has delivered vital rail upgrades across Sussex and south London. On the Brighton main line, work took place to improve the reliability of the vitally important stretch of railway...

New technology brings benefits to Greater Anglia passengers

Greater Anglia is upgrading the technology at its stations, benefiting customers through better Wi-Fi, train information and security. To do this, the train operator has rolled out miles of high-speed fibre optic cable to 108 stations and improved mobile Wi-Fi...

Longer trains double space for passengers on Great Northern Fen Line trains

Great Northern has introduced eight-car trains on the Fen Line, between Cambridge and King’s Lynn. To accommodate the longer trains, Network Rail, in a programme funded by the Department for Transport, has built a new siding outside King’s Lynn station...

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Travel in confidence with Hull Trains

Passengers can travel in confidence with Hull Trains as regular timetables return following last week’s disruption. The operator introduced reduced...