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Vivarail's plans for zero-emission trains

In an exclusive video, Vivarail Chairman Adrian Shooter talks to Modern Railways about the company's Class 230s and its plans for zero-emission trains.

Fourth Friday Club events go online

In response to the continuing uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic, we regret that Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club events will not be held in person before next spring.

Attracting passengers back to rail

Ralph Hilsdon, Railfuture

Railfuture webinar on 3 October focuses on winning passengers back

Ralph Hilsdon, Railfuture

Transitional ERMAs pave the way to management contracts

Rail franchising has ended, say UK Government ministers, as Emergency Recovery Management Agreements (ERMAs) have succeeded the Emergency Measures Agreements (EMAs) introduced in March at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Uckfield electrification in second Project Speed round

Project Speed, a Network Rail and Government initiative to halve the delivery time and slash the cost of rail projects, has entered its second phase with a further seven schemes.

Electrostar upgrade programme

Govia Thameslink Railway and Porterbrook have announced a £55 million modernisation programme for Class 377 and 387 Electrostar EMUs.

SWR launches ‘701’ Arterio EMU

Brand name unveiled for replacement suburban fleet

MML wires go live

Overhead wires between Bedford and Corby on the Midland main line were energised for testing over the weekend of 22-23 August.

Avanti unveils Pride train

Avanti West Coast has launched the UK’s first fully wrapped Pride train.

Crossrail opening slips again to 2022

Opening of the central section of the Elizabeth Line between Paddington and Abbey Wood has been delayed again and is now scheduled for the first half of 2022.