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HARTING Railway Web-Seminar focuses on upgrades and retrofitting

HARTING’s series of Railway Web-Seminars are examining the most important trends in the railway industry. In March, the focus turns to ‘Solutions for upgrade and retrofit’.

Kirkby derailment investigated

Investigations are underway after a Merseyrail service struck the buffers at Kirkby station, the terminus of the network’s Northern line.

More Covid funding for TfL and light rail

Funding support for Transport for London has been extended to 18 May pending agreement of a new deal between the Government and TfL, while both the UK and Scottish Governments have extended ongoing support for light rail systems.

Bradford NPR station site proposed

Bradford Council has proposed a site for a future Northern Powerhouse Rail station in the city centre.

2+5 HST for 2021 Staycation Express

Rail Charter Services’ popular tourist service over the Settle and Carlisle line will return this summer, but with a change in rolling stock to a 2+5 HST set and a different service pattern including a trip to Carlisle.

GTR to stand down ‘365s’

In May Govia Thameslink Railway is to withdraw its fleet of 21 Class 365 EMUs, used on Great Northern services out of King’s Cross.

Metro cab mock-up unveiled

A cab mock-up from the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet to be built by Stadler has been delivered to assist with workforce familiarisation.

Parsons Tunnel rockfall shelter extension

Plans have been submitted by Network Rail for a 209-metre extension to the rockfall shelter at the north end of Parsons Tunnel, between Dawlish and Teignmouth.

Aggregates from Portbury

A new flow of aggregates from the terminal at Portbury, near Bristol, has begun.

HST tribute with heritage livery

One of East Midlands Railway’s HST power cars has been repainted into InterCity Swallow livery as a tribute to the type ahead of their withdrawal from Midland main line services in May.