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ETCS for EMR bi-modes

PHILIP SHERRATT

The bi-mode trains ordered by Hitachi for East Midlands Railway’s Midland main line services will be fitted with European Train Control System (ETCS) following a £12 million investment announced by Government.

PHILIP SHERRATT

Curzon Street construction shortlist

PHILIP SHERRATT

HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the construction contract for its Birmingham city centre terminus at Curzon Street.

PHILIP SHERRATT

Metro depot rebuild contract

PHILIP SHERRATT

Stadler has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to build a new Tyne and Wear Metro depot at Gosforth to accommodate the new trains it is supplying for the system.

PHILIP SHERRATT

East Coast ‘803’ construction underway

Hitachi has begun manufacturing the Class 803s to be introduced by FirstGroup on its East Coast Trains open access service between London and Edinburgh in autumn 2021.

West of England capacity boost in new GWR deal

The new direct award franchise for FirstGroup to continue operating the Great Western Railway franchise until at least March 2023 includes significant plans to improve capacity in the West of England.

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