GB Railfreight opens £5.75m maintenance hub in Peterborough

GB Railfreight has opened its state-of-the-art Maintenance Hub.  Located alongside the East Coast Mainline, the £5.75m facility, represents one of the most substantial investments in the rail freight sector this year.  Secretary of State for Transport, Mark Harper MP, attended the...

Avanti West Coast’s Pendolino fleet upgrade reaches major milestone

The UK’s largest ever fleet upgrade has passed a major milestone with the refurbishment of its final 11-carriage Pendolino. Work has now begun on the remaining 21 nine-carriage trains which make up the 56 strong Avanti West Coast fleet. Widely regarded...

Rail Minister meets apprentices at Siemens Mobility’s Rail Village

Rail Minister, Huw Merriman, visited the Siemens Mobility rail manufacturing facility at Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, on Friday 18 August. He was given a tour of the site by Sambit Banerjee, joint CEO Siemens Mobility UKI, where he...

RIA welcomes two new rolling stock tenders

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the voice of the rail supply community, has today welcomed two recent tenders for rolling stock; up to 70 new or refurbished multiple units for Chiltern Railways and 450 new multiple units for Northern...

Universities win £15 million for new Railway Research and Innovation Centre in Goole

The University of Birmingham, supported by Siemens Mobility, has been awarded £15 million by the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) to establish a new world-leading railway research and innovation centre at Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The...

Totalkare lifting jacks for Snowdon Mountain Railway

Visitors to Mount Snowdon in North Wales can continue looking forward to one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world after the Snowdon Mountain Railway invested in lifting jacks from rail depot equipment experts Totalkare. The Snowdon Mountain...

Cordel and D/Gauge Win Contract to Implement Revolutionary New Digital Clearance Ecosystem for Amtrak

Cordel Group PLC (AIM: CRDL) and D/Gauge Ltd (Part of the TÜV Rheinland Group) have successfully won a multi-year contract to revolutionize clearance assessment on the Amtrak railroad network. Amtrak is the national passenger rail company of the US,...

Nexus and Stadler officially unveil new Tyne and Wear Metro train

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s first new train was officially unveiled at a celebration event on Friday 14 March, marking the start of an exciting phase of the £362 million programme. Nexus said the event was an opportunity to thank...

Knorr-Bremse acquires Westcode UK

Unipart Rail has sold its Westcode UK business to Knorr-Bremse. Westcode specialises in rail vehicle engineering, in particular maintenance, repair, and refurbishment services in relation to braking, climate control, and door systems. Based in Wiltshire, its customers include rolling stock...

Stadler delivers first Class 555 for the Tyne and Wear Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro’s first new train has arrived in North East England after Stadler successfully delivered it from their factory in Switzerland – heralding a landmark moment for the £362 million programme. The Stadler Class 555 Metro train,...

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Petards Rail boosts team with new appointment

Intelligent train technology provider Petards Rail has appointed Calvin Fahey to the role of procurement manager. Calvin is Level 3...