King’s Cross: Clearing the Throat and removing the hump!

Back in pre-COVID times, when life felt normal but hectic, Rail Engineer published an article about Network Rail’s plans to spend £1.2 billion upgrading the East Coast main line. It outlined a hugely ambitious scheme that has taken some...

Return of the Rail Partnership Awards

From state ownership under British Rail to its break-up into more than 100 privately owned companies and the transfer back of infrastructure to the arms-length public body Network Rail, the control of Britain’s railways has a long and well...

Eurostar’s first direct service to Amsterdam launched in London

The very first direct Eurostar service between London and Amsterdam departed earlier this morning following months of testing. A special preview service left London St Pancras at 08.31 this morning bound for the Dutch capital. Commercial service is due to start...

Testing of Saudi Arabia’s first high-speed railway reaches Mecca

The first test run has been completed between Jeddah and Mecca on Saudi Arabia's Haramain high-speed railway.

Hitachi rolls out first UK-built Class 385

Hitachi presented the first Class 385 for ScotRail to be built at its Newton Aycliffe plant during a ceremony earlier today.

Aberdeen launch for Scotland’s first HST

ScotRail has officially welcomed the first of its cascaded HSTs.

First look: Class 68 in TPE colours

TransPennine Express (TPE) has issued the first photo of one of its newly liveried Class 68 locomotives.

Class 707s enter service on Windsor routes

The first two Class 707s have entered passenger service on the Windsor routes - a few days before the franchise is handed over to First/MTR.

DB Cargo places 100-locomotive framework order with Siemens

DB Cargo has signed a framework agreement with Siemens worth a quarter of a billion euros for up to 100 new Vectron locomotives.

New Sydney tram unveiled

The first new Citadis X05 tram for Sydney has been delivered by Alstom. The French manufacturer is supplying 60 Citadis light rail vehicles (LRVs) to the city for its CBD and South East Light Rail network. The LRVs are designed to...

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A small team with a big heart

The Rail Team of the Year Award honours those teams which have delivered a project whilst overcoming significant challenges,...