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Porterbrook wins Gold from Investors in People Gold

Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook has been awarded Gold Accreditation by Investors in People.For nearly 30 years, Investors in People (IiP) has been recognised as the international standard for employee engagement. With just 17% of all UK companies...

First ‘new’ train for East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new Class 170 ‘Tubostar’ regional fleet. The new trains will initially run on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop, offering EMR Regional customers a more modern and...

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at each door.Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is carrying out platform compliance work at 40...

Hitachi Rail celebrates five years of building trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail has now been building trains in the North East for five years, as Thursday 3 September marked the five-year anniversary of the official opening its state-of-the-art train manufacturing factory in Newton Aycliffe.Opened by Prime Minister David Cameron...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train maintenance facility.The former depot closed in 2014 and has lain empty since then. Now the Network Rail contractor...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world’s largest train manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC).The purchase was made by CRRC ZELC (CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co) on 31 May...

New Heathrow Express trains revealed

Heathrow Express revealed the first glimpses of its new fleet of trains which is due to launch in the summer. Featuring at-seat USB power, new Business First seating and work tables and a striking external livery, the fully electric...

Bringing 3D printing to the UK rail industry

3D printing is an almost magical process, yet, in a way, it is also so simple. A normal ink-jet computer printer lays down a film of ink onto a sheet of paper to produce letters, words or an image....

Rolling stock maintenance and remote condition monitoring

This is the fourth time that Rail Engineer has reported on London Business Conferences’ symposium on rolling stock maintenance, featuring Remote Condition Monitoring (issues 136, 148 and 171). This year was the eighth such conference and more than 120...

Azuma’s HIGHEST challenge

The Highland main line (HML) between Inverness and Perth is the most severely graded line on the UK railway network. It requires southbound trains leaving Inverness at sea level to climb 1,315 feet in 22 miles to reach the...

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Joanne Lake joins Morson Group as non-executive director

Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth...