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...

SWR and Avanti reach agreement for future operations

The parent company of both South West Trains (SWR) and Avanti West Coast (in partnership with Trenitalia), First Group, has reached agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) on next steps for the two train operating companies. Both SWR and...

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...

Royal ‘thank you’ for key station workers

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has visited London Paddington to thank station workers for their extraordinary commitment in keeping passengers safe throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. She met with station workers from Network Rail, GWR and British Transport Police to personally...

VINCI Facilities manages EMR contract throughout Covid

Despite everything that has been going on during the Coronavirus pandemic, VINCI Facilities has been successfully delivering a total FM (facilities management) contract to East Midlands Railway since early in 2020. Under a five year contract worth around £4 million...

South Western Railway’s customer service heroes

With National Customer Service Week taking place on 5-9 October, South Western Railway (SWR) asked its customers and crew to share their favourite examples its staff delivering outstanding customer service. The heart-warming response served as a timely reminder of how...

State of the market: Infrastructure in Q3

The coronavirus pandemic has hit most industries hard, but infrastructure – a sector dominated by transport – has fared better than many. The award-winning multidisciplinary team of technology and engineering recruitment experts at Advanced Resource Managers (ARM) has been analysing...