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Rail News, September 2018

Published 20th September 2018

Over 100 businesses in the East Midlands have won work on HS2 contracts so far according to HS2 Ltd, which is in the process of setting out its programme of skills and employment. HS2 Ltd says a whole generation of engineers, designers, architects and geologists will benefit from the construction of the new high speed […]

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Rail Latest News – August 2018

Published 23rd August 2018

Plans to bring rail services back to Darlaston and Willenhall after an absence of more than half a century have taken a major step forward. Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street announced today that seven acres of land in Cemetery Road, Darlaston had been secured – completing another piece of the land jigsaw required […]

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Rail News, May 2018

Published 23rd May 2018

Network Rail has given Balfour Beatty an emergency repairs contract, worth up to £50m over the five-year term. The reactive building and civils contract was awarded through Network Rail’s route building and civils framework. Requires Balfour Beatty to take on rail infrastructure pairs and projects along the Great Western route, between London and Penzance, at […]

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Rail News, March 2018

Published 19th March 2018

British Steel has secured a major German rail contract after enhancing its manufacturing capabilities with a seven-figure investment. The deal will see the company deliver around 20,000 tonnes of 120 metre rail a year to Deutsche Bahn, Europe’s largest purchaser of rail.   It comes after the company spent £1m enhancing its Scunthorpe Rail and […]

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Rail News, February 2018

Published 7th March 2018

The University of Huddersfield’s Institute of Railway Research (IRR) has been announced as a Centre of Excellence for the new £90m UK Rail Research and innovation Network (UKRRIN).  This gives the go ahead for the university’s £30nn Centre of Excellence in Rolling Stock, within its Institute of Railway Research. The centre will develop the rolling […]

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Rail News, January 2018

Published 17th January 2018

Production of new intercity Japanese Hitachi bullet trains has begun, with 19 five carriage trains planned to be on Trans Pennine Express routes from 2019. It is the third fleet being built for the train operator, which the firm says will collectively provide 13m more seats per year. The modern Japanese bullet train inspired fleet […]

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Rail News, November 2017

Published 23rd November 2017

HS2 ltd, the company responsible for developing the UK’s new high-speed rail network, has announced that five manufacturers are in the running to build the 225mph trains that will run on the new high-speed rail network.   According to the firm, Alstom; Bombardier Transportation; Hitachi Rail Europe; Patentes Talgo S.L.U. and Siemens will all be […]

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Rail News, November 2017

Published 5th November 2017

Leeds University is investing £10m in a new Institute for High Speed Rail that will focus on the design, manufacture and integration of high speed rail infrastructure.   Featuring a vehicle system test facility, the institute will be located close to the HS2 rolling stock depot to the east of Leeds, and will provide both […]

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Rail News – September 2017

Published 21st September 2017

Members of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have now formally stamped the 2026 Delivery Plan for Transport that will see £3.4bn invested into tram extensions, suburban rail lines and new stations over the next decade, as well as cycle routes and motorway improvements.   The plan, announced in April this year, includes schemes such […]

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Rail News – July 2017

Published 8th August 2017

The Department for Transport has unveiled plans for a £17.2 million new railway station in Warrington. It is among five new stations to be built across England and Wales as the Government invests more than £16m in schemes under the new stations fund. The DfT will contribute £4.23m towards the new station Warrington West in […]

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