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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.

Modern Railways March 2021 issue: video podcast

A video preview of the March 2021 issue of Modern Railways, hosted by 'Pan Up' columnist Ian Walmsley with contributions from Editor Philip Sherratt and Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford.

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.

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.