October 2015

Loughborough: Great Central Railway: Engine shed & ex-GWR 2-6-2T 5542
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Editorial
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:32

The tours, which will operate half-hourly between 10.30 and 15.30 on the Saturday and between 11.30 and 15.30 on the Sunday, will allow visitors to see progress on the restoration of the locomotive and other work in progress.

The numbers on each tour are limited to 12 maximum and intending visitors are warned to allow at least 10 minutes’ walk... read the full story

Siemens logo
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Editorial
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:17

The 30 five-coach Class 707s are under construction at Siemen’s factory at Krefeld in Germany and represent a £210 million investment.

The new units, which are destined to be used on SWT’s Windsor line services, are due to be introduced to service from June 2017 and be based at the operator’s Wimbledon depot.

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Farringdon station
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Editorial
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:12

The redevelopment, expected to take up to three years, will see ticket office closures and changes to passenger access points. One of the two sets of stairs to Thameslink platform 4 northbound services will close at the weekend and remain closed for much of the duration of the works.

Once the work is completed, passengers will benefit from a... read the full story

 Watford station
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Editorial
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:06

Work on the connection, which is designed to provide a new link between the Metropolitan line to Watford and the mothballed passenger line from Watford High Street to Croxley Green, was taken over by TfL from Hertfordshire County Council in March 2015.

At the time, the funding included £128.08 million of the total budget from local councils. It... read the full story

 Tram 3074 at_Manchester Airport Metrolink station.
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Editorial
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:55

The £400 million line, which opened on budget and more than a year ahead of schedule in November 2014, picked up the award for ‘Transport Policy, Planning & Implementation’ at The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence.

More than 500 of the UK’s leading professionals in transport, logistics and... read the full story

 Waverley cycle lane
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Editorial
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:42

The new cycle lane – which includes gated barriers at the foot of the ramp, road markings and new signage – has been opened on the station’s north ramp, with direct access to and from Waverley Bridge.

It comes more than a year after ScotRail banned [EMBED:... read the full story

Docklands Light Railway
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Editorial
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:51

The action, which is due to run from 03.59 on Tuesday 3 November to 03.58 on Thursday 5 November, follows a strike ballot held last week in which 92% voted for industrial action.

The union said that the action is over a number of unresolved issues with operators Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway that are ruining industrial relations.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said the company “underestimated” the anger of the workforce.

“KAD’s abject failure to address these... read the full story

Hitachi Class 800
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Editorial
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:48

The first batch of five bodyshells for Hitachi departed from Japan on the Höegh Tokyo at the end of August and arrived on Tyneside this week. Following unloading, the bodyshells, which are destined to form part of the InterCity Express Programme, are shipped to Newton Aycliffe where they will be fitted out.

The new Class 800/801 units are destined for operation on the Great Western and East Coast main lines and are scheduled to enter service from 2017 onwards.

 

Freight infographic - Uk economy is boosted by rail and predicted to rise
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Editorial
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:35

Known as the Rail Freight Corridor North Sea – Mediterranean, the busy freight corridor will be extended to London by November 2016, as Network Rail joins the RFC North Sea – Med management board.

Currently, the rail freight industry boosts the nation’s economy by more than £1.6 billion and is... read the full story

 Shinjinee Pal
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Editorial
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:18

Graduates can apply for 150 places in the 2016 programme, including 80 across mechanical, civil and electrical engineering.

Chief executive Mark Carne has welcomed the recruitment boost but warned the company needs a more diverse workforce that better reflects the society it serves.  

... read the full story

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