Network Rail’s train testing site achieves major milestone as part of digital railway programme

Network Rail’s purpose-built Rail Innovation and Development Centre (RIDC) reached a major milestone on the East Coast Digital Programme last month with the successful completion of dynamic testing of the Alstom-installed European Train Control System (ETCS) on rolling stock....

University of Birmingham and Rock Rail sign agreement to accelerate and promote rail cyber security

The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leading rolling stock and transport company, Rock Rail, establishing a strategic partnership on addressing railway rolling stock cyber security. Rock has invested...

Alstom to provide the most sustainable fleet of trains in Irish transport history

Alstom has signed a ten-year framework agreement with Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail (IE) for up to 750 new X’trapolis commuter rail cars for Ireland’s DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) network, with a firm initial order for 19 five-car trains, valued...

HS2 Ltd awards landmark rolling stock contracts to Hitachi-Alstom joint venture

HS2 Ltd today confirmed that a Hitachi/Alstom JV has been awarded the contracts to build Britain’s next generation of high speed trains at their factories in Derby and County Durham in a major deal set to support 2,500 jobs...

Loram UK and Network Rail in multi-million-pound wagon repurposing deal

The rail and rolling stock maintenance specialist, Loram UK, has announced a multi-million-pound deal with Network Rail to repurpose at least 250 side tipper ballast wagons. The work will involve removing the tipper element of the wagons to create reusable...

Total Rail Solutions Install Defibrillators in Road Rail Vehicles & Welfare Units

Total Rail Solutions (TRS) the complete rail service provider has installed 10 x Defibrillators into a selection of its Road Rail Vehicle (RRV) fleet and Welfare Units. The company recognises that working, in particular on the rail network, operatives, in...

Porterbrook appoints its first Chief Operating Officer

Porterbrook, the rolling stock owner and asset manager, today announced the appointment of Ben Ackroyd as the company’s first Chief Operating Officer. This Board level role will see Ben take strategic responsibility for all operational aspects of the business. Porterbrook...

LAST CHANCE TO JOIN US FOR RVE!

Register at www.rve-expo.co.uk for our exhibition, Rail in the Midlands conference and more. Derby Arena hosts the UK’s original dedicated rolling stock event, Modern Railways RVE, on 4 November. Attendance is free, but please register in advance via the show...

Prime Minister unveils GWR Intercity Express Train carrying special ‘We Mean Green’ livery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood at Paddington Station this morning to unveil a special train livery outlining the environmental benefits of travelling by train. The livery is part of the rail industry’s ‘We Mean Green’...

Construction ramps up at £260 million Mossend International Railfreight Park in Scotland

The development of a major new low carbon, multi-modal rail freight facility located in the heart of Scotland has taken a significant step forward with the laying of a private rail track to facilitate construction. Once complete, Mossend International Railfreight Park...

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MacRail Systems Appoints Adam Crago as Managing Director

After 7 years at MacRail, 3 of which have been as Managing Director, Tim Westwood has decided to retire...