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East Kilbride electrification underway

Work to electrify the East Kilbride line is getting underway, Network Rail Scotland says, with foundations for overhead lines to be laid.

EMR unveils Aurora bi-mode details

East Midlands Railway has revealed details of the specification of the 33x5-car Class 810 Aurora bi-modes it has ordered from Hitachi for Midland main line services, financed by Rock Rail. The first Aurora units are due to enter service in early 2023.

Class 93 tri-modes ordered

Rail Operations (UK) Ltd has signed a framework agreement with Stadler for the supply of 30 Class 93 tri-mode locomotives. An initial batch of 10 locomotives is due for delivery in early 2023.

Manchester timetable change options presented

Options to improve services across the North of England by amending timetables in the Manchester area have been presented for consultation.

Coventry looks to VLR rollout

The city of Coventry is seeking to roll out Very Light Rail technology as part of a mass transit system it hopes could open from 2025.

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Coming soon – the Railway Industry Innovation Awards

On Friday 23 October we will be holding an online version of our annual Railway Industry Innovation Awards, the longest standing awards event in the industry.

Journeys slump to 19th century levels

Passenger usage of the rail network between April and June fell to levels last seen in the mid-19th century, according to data from the Office of Rail and Road.

Stadler takes over Metro maintenance

Stadler took over maintenance of the Tyne and Wear Metro fleet from Nexus on 4 October as part of a 35-year servicing and maintenance contract which will in future cover the new fleet the manufacturer will build.

Five more ‘66s’ for GBRf

GB Railfreight is to introduce a further five Class 66s converted from locomotives in service in Germany.