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eviFile and Alstom team up to digitise major rail signalling projects across UK

Leeds-headquartered SaaS firm eviFile has announced it’s working with Alstom Transport UK Ltd – the multinational rolling stock manufacturer and the UK’s leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider in CP6 – to roll out the eviFile platform across all...

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...

Start of testing marks major milestone for Avanti West Coast’s new fleet

The first of Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains has entered static testing at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory in the North East of England. In a major milestone for the £350m project, carriages from a Class 805 bi-mode...

KMT SmartLine jigs support Hitachi Rail in renewing UK rail network

One of the challenges for OEMs of rolling stock is sourcing the highly specialised equipment needed to set up production lines. For something as complex as a modern train, custom machinery is needed at nearly every stage of the...

DB Cargo UK successfully trials the use of ‘combi-consists’

DB Cargo UK is trialling the use of ‘combi-consists’ to increase capacity, improve customer service and improve its efficiency. This month the UK’s largest rail freight operator ran a unique jumbo train from Belmont Yard in Doncaster to Barking, East...

GB Railfreight and Porterbrook partner to build 50 new wagons for sustainable rail freight growth

GB Railfreight (GBRf) and rolling stock company Porterbrook are today (15th March) announcing the production of 50 new Greenbrier box wagons, building on their 15-year relationship as part of a sharp growth in rail freight demand. The transaction marks a...

Rolls-Royce and Porterbrook Agreement Will Drive Rail Decarbonisation

Rolls-Royce is teaming up with UK rail rolling stock owner and asset manager Porterbrook, to identify and develop technological innovations to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality across the rail network. The two companies, who have signed a...

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£161 million to transform Oxford Station, bringing faster journeys to thousands

Oxford station is set for a £161m revamp, which will deliver quicker journeys, increased freight and passenger services and...