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Bombardier – Austrian Federal Railways Sign Framework Agreement for up to 300 Talent 3 Trains

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) have signed on December 27 a framework agreement covering the delivery of up to 300 BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 trains.   The total amount of the framework contract is valued …

Bombardier’s INNOVIA Metro 300 Enters Service in Kuala Lumpur

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and partner Hartasuma today announced the launch of the latest INNOVIA Metro 300 train in the Asia Pacific region.   The new train enters service on the extended Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line …

Hampshire passengers to benefit from Christmas railway upgrade

While most people were tucking into their turkey Christmas dinner, Network Rail’s orange army spent this Christmas renewing a railway bridge in Bramley, Hampshire, as part of its multimillion pound Christmas upgrade programme.   The old bridge, which sat in …

New Bayswater station opens for passengers in Victoria

The brand new Bayswater station has been officially opened and is now taking passengers. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane at Bayswater Station for the official opening, following a massive 37 day construction …

Meet the reindeer event at Paddington Station ahead of Christmas upgrade blitz

Paddington station users are in for a festive treat on Monday when two of Santa’s reindeer will swap the North Pole for West London.   The furry friends called Bubble and Primo along with Percy the owl, will be meeting …

  • Passengers and residents in Cheltenham to benefit from level crossing upgrade

    Published on : Saturday, November 19, 2016

    Passengers and residents in Cheltenham will soon benefit from a safer, more reliable level crossing on Alstone Lane as Network Rail prepares to carry out a full renewal of the crossing’s equipment.   The equipment that makes up the crossing …

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  • Network Rail and Keltbray recognised with environment award

    Published on : Saturday, November 19, 2016

    Network Rail’s Queen Mary Viaduct project in East London has won a Bronze Green Apple Award in the Building and Construction category for Regeneration for Environmental Best Practice.     The regeneration scheme, adjacent to Queen Mary University, was rewarded …

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  • New jobs and skills for over 250 Londoners thanks to Network Rail

    Published on : Friday, November 18, 2016

    Over 250 jobseekers in the capital have gained new jobs or skills as part of the Thameslink Programme, a multi-billion pound railway upgrade which includes Network Rail’s rebuilding of London Bridge station.   The number includes 91 jobseekers from the …

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  • Passengers advised to plan their travel as Birmingham gears up for Christmas crowds

    Published on : Friday, November 18, 2016

    With Birmingham’s famous Christmas market starting today (17 November) and the number of visitors to the city set to increase over the festive season, Network Rail is urging passengers to plan their journeys and allow more time to catch their …

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  • Rhatische Bahn organizes a sit-down dinner for travel trade in Mumbai

    Published on : Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Leading travel trade agents from Mumbai gathered at the Magazine Street Kitchen to an event hosted by Rhaetian Railways. It was a close-knit dinner, which was attended by thirty-five travel trade partners, including the Consul General of Switzerland, Mr. Martin …

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  • Railway upgrade plan proposed for line between Exeter and Newton Abbot

    Published on : Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Following a series of detailed investigations and technical studies, Network Rail will present proposed upgrades to the railway line between Exeter and Newton Abbot to the public on Thursday (17 November), in an effort to ensure long-term protection for the …

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  • Footbridge added to Cornton closure plans

    Published on : Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Network Rail will include designs for a ramped footbridge within its proposal to close Cornton level crossing when it submits a planning application to Stirling Council next month.The amendment to the design follows input from local residents and elected representatives. …

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  • Upgraded £4m bridge over railway in Ashton-under-Lyne reopened

    Published on : Thursday, November 17, 2016

    A new bridge in Greater Manchester has reopened after a £4m scheme by Network Rail to upgrade the old bridge, which runs above the railway.The original century-old Richmond Street bridge in Ashton-under-Lyne had come to the end of its useful …

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  • Cardiff residents to learn more about temporary level crossing closures

    Published on : Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Cardiff residents to learn more about temporary level crossing closures over theCardiff residents have been invited to a series of drop-in events to learn more about temporary level crossing closures planned over the festive season as work to deliver Network …

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  • Transformation of train services across the north

    Published on : Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Plans for a phased programme of benefits to be delivered to customers as part of Northern Programmes – the largest railway upgrade in the north of England since Victorian times, were unveiled today.   As part of the programme, Network …

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  • Union Pacific Railroad Applauded for Military-Friendly Efforts

    Published on : Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Union Pacific Railroad earned the No. 6 spot on the 2016 Best Companies for Veterans list, compiled by Monster and Military.com. This is the second year the company was listed among the top 10 businesses for its hiring initiatives and …

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  • Union Pacific Railroad Increasing Train Speed in Modesto

    Published on : Saturday, November 12, 2016

    Recent track upgrades meeting or exceeding all applicable Federal Railroad Administration standards will allow Union Pacific Railroad to increase train speed from 40 mph to 60 mph on approximately 4 miles of rail line between Plaza Parkway and River Road …

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  • Remembering the Unknown Warrior at Victoria Station

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    Representatives from the Western Front Association, Network Rail, Southern, The Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women, The Sea Cadets Corps and many other organisations gathered at London Victoria station last night to pay tribute to the Unknown Warrior.   Network …

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  • Kingsknowe crossing upgrade on-track for New Year completion

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    Kingsknowe level crossing in Edinburgh will be upgraded to a full barrier crossing by early 2017 as part of an investment in safety by Network Rail.The crossing has been the site of 37 verified reports of misuse or near misses …

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  • New signal gives green light for reduced waiting times at Oulton Broad

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    From Monday, 28 November, motorists in Oulton Broad North will wait for shorter periods of time at the level crossing on Bridge Road, when work is completed to move a critical signal on the railway.   Network Rail engineers have …

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  • Transformation of train services across the north

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    Plans for a phased programme of benefits to be delivered to customers as part of Northern Programmes – the largest railway upgrade in the north of England since Victorian times, were unveiled today .   As part of the programme, …

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  • Photos show progress of new footbridge over the railway in Hertfordshire

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    Work is well under way to create a new footbridge at Trinity Lane level crossing, Waltham Cross, to provide a safer way of crossing the railway as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.   New photos reveal the extent …

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  • Rail services returning to normal as Luton signalling repair completes

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    Train services are returning to normal for Thameslink passengers and a full service is in operation on East Midlands Trains this morning . Engineers successfully tested and brought into service a new signalling control system after the old one was …

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  • Signalling repair in Luton making good progress

    Published on : Friday, November 11, 2016

    Rail passengers are being thanked for their patience as engineers continue to fix signalling equipment which was damaged at Luton on Tuesday. A cable came into contact with the overhead lines, causing a power surge which caused extensive damage to …

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  • Primary pupils get the low-down on level crossing upgrades

    Published on : Thursday, November 10, 2016

    Network Rail has provided hundreds of primary school children with access to railway safety workshops to coincide with a series of level crossing closures and upgrades in East and Central Scotland.   The aim of the workshops, hosted by children’s …

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