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Tyne and Wear Metro to close busiest lines for two weeks

Tyne and Wear Metro’s busiest lines through the centres of Newcastle and Gateshead will be closed for two consecutive weeks next month due to a major programme of modernisation work.Overhead power lines will be replaced as part of a...

Heathrow Express Class 387 fleet in service

The new Heathrow Express fleet of 12 refurbished Class 387 trains has now entered service, replacing the iconic Class 332 fleet which dates from 1998.The former GWR trains have upgraded interiors and are fitted with regenerative braking and ETCS...

Successful conclusion to Greek autonomous transport trial

A trial of autonomous public transport has been successfully concluded after two months of running on the streets of the municipality of Lamia, Greece.Led by an Estonian consortium, the ‘Iseauto’ vehicles covered 1930km and carried nearly 400 people. The...

Line between Guildford and Wokingham reopens

Services between Guildford, Aldershot and Wokingham have restarted following repair of a 40-metre landslip near the small village of Wanborough over the Christmas period.Heavy rain from Storm Bella caused the embankment to deteriorate, leaving the track unsupported. The line...

Urgent repairs at Salfords will partially close railway

Two of the four railway lines in the Salfords area (near Gatwick) will be closed for three days, from Saturday 9 January until Monday 11 January, to secure the railway embankment to prevent a landslip. A reduced train service...

Unipart Rail awarded Sword of Honour by British Safety Council

Unipart Rail, the leading specialist provider of technology and supply chain solutions to the rail industry, has been awarded a prestigious Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council.With eight sites across the UK, Unipart Rail was one of...

Hull Trains to suspend services for a third time

Following news of the latest lockdown, Hull Trains is temporarily suspending all services from 00:01 Saturday 9 January 2021.This is the third time the rail operator has hibernated the business following national restrictions calling for people to stay at...

Southeastern and Network Rail get food supplies to stranded lorry drivers

Southeastern and Network Rail staff worked late into the night on Christmas Eve to get food to lorry drivers who were stranded on the approaches to Dover due to the sudden border closure. An estimated 6,000 lorry drivers were...

Avanti completes Voyager fleet overhaul

Avanti West Coast has completed its overhaul of the Voyager fleet, following a six-month programme.The £8.3 million overhaul, which was carried out at Bombardier’s depot in Ilford, east London, includes new Standard Class seats covers and carpets as well...

Thameslink to be added to London’s Tube Map

London’s famous Tube Map, well known to passengers and tourists, is to show an additional line over the coming weeks.The map already shows lines that aren’t the “Tube”. The driverless Docklands Light Railway, Emirates Airline and London Overground all...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...