Network Rail and private consortium discuss telecoms upgrade deal

Network Rail is in exclusive discussions with a private sector consortium to enter a long-term partnership to upgrade its ageing telecoms infrastructure and improve connectivity across the UK in a deal that will result in significant savings for the...

Cellnex UK and Three UK partner to boost connectivity on Brighton Mainline route

Cellnex UK and Three UK have signed an agreement to enhance connectivity on the London to Brighton railway route. The partnership will see Three host its mobile voice and data equipment on newly deployed Cellnex UK infrastructure along the entire...

Better together… collaboration keeps the wheels turning… signalling success

Collaboration was the front runner for the success of the commissioning of ARS (Automated Route Setting) into the Three Bridges Rail Operations Centre (TBROC) in December 2022. Design, ergonomics, training, installation, commissioning and in use support post commissioning was a...

Digital transformation sees progress in New Year

The start of the New Year has seen more progress with the transformational East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP). Engineering work at the weekend and over the Christmas period saw further steps taken towards the introduction of state-of-the-art digital signalling -...

West Coast Mainline repair works completed

Emergency engineering works to fix flood-damage to the West Coast Mainline near Carstairs have now been completed. The line will reopen for passenger trains on Friday, January 6, but customers are being urged only to travel if their journey is...

Passengers urged to plan ahead of engineering work and industrial action on East Coast Main Line – 7 and 8 January

Passengers intending to travel to and from London King’s Cross and other destinations on the East Coast Main Line via Peterborough over the weekend of 7 and 8 January are being asked to plan ahead with travel impacted by...

EMR on track for strong domestic growth thanks to €11m contract with Irish Rail

Replacement of national transmission network and upgrade to underlying fibre infrastructure to drive more efficient rail traffic management Leading utility network and wireless telecommunications specialist, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has signed two contracts with Iarnród Éireann for a combined value of €11...

GTR completes first tranche of Southern fleet modernisation

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has completed a comprehensive modernisation programme for Southern Railway's 75 “Class 377/4” trains. New features include passenger priorities such as information screens and at-seat charging and power points, as well as high-tech engineering features designed...

Hidden heroes celebrated at RailStaff Awards

Each and every day, the rail network is kept running safely by countless talented teams and individuals. At the same time, others are designing new systems or writing new protocols to keep rail travel smooth and efficient. The Digital...

Hitachi Rail wins €867 million framework agreement to deliver ERTMS in Italy

Hitachi Rail has been awarded a Framework Agreement worth €867 million, as the leader of a consortium of companies, to design and deliver European Rail Transport Management System (ERTMS) digital signalling on 1,885km of the Italian rail network. The new...

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The transformational Elizabeth line clocks more than one hundred million passenger journeys

The Elizabeth line, which stretches from Reading and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the...