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Launched in 2003, the RAIL100 Breakfast Club is a business networking club for the industry’s senior managers.It helps members keep abreast of current topics within the industry and gives them the ability to discuss these with their peers.

Rail freight bounces back to pre-COVID levels despite ...

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The amount of freight moved across Britain has returned to pre-pandemic levels, reports the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Released on September 23, the regulator’s latest Freight Rail Usage and Performance statistics indicate that some 4.33 billion net tonne-kilometres of rail freight was moved in April-June 2021(Q1 2021-22).

UPDATED: Freightliner to withdraw entire electric fleet

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Freightliner has confirmed that it will be withdrawing its entire fleet of electric locomotives in response to soaring electricity prices. The company, which is the largest UK freight operator of electric locomotives, says it has been forced to replace its 23 Class 90s with diesel traction following a steep rise in wholesale electricity prices of more than 200% between September and October.

Rail Review

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The RAIL 100 Breakfast Club London. Launched in 2003, the RAIL100 Breakfast Club is a business networking club for the industry’s senior managers. It helps members keep abreast of current topics within the industry and gives them the ability to discuss these with their peers. Membership includes 4 breakfast meetings and a dinner in November.

Okehampton’s special day as passenger trains return

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Okehampton’s special day as passenger trains return. 23/11/2021 in Network. The first passenger service ran on the newly reopened Dartmoor Line between Okehampton and Exeter on November 17, three days ahead of its official reinstatement to the national network. The commencement of a two-hourly service pattern by Great Western Railway on ...

Weymouth-Bristol to shut for 16 days

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Weymouth-Bristol to shut for 16 days. 20/10/2021 in Network. A 16-day closure will be required for what Network Rail describes as “major surgery” for the Weymouth-Bristol line. Great Western Railway services will be replaced throughout by buses, allowing almost five miles of track to be replaced in the Maiden Newton, Chetnole and Yetminster ...

DfT revises East Mids Direct Award plans

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DfT revises East Mids Direct Award plans. 21/10/2021 in Network. The Department for Transport has modified its plans for a Direct Award of the contract to run the East Midlands franchise. EMR is currently operated by Abellio East Midlands Ltd under a franchise agreement from May 2019, and an Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement from September ...

HS2 concrete segments contract goes to North East

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HS2 concrete segments contract goes to North East. 25/10/2021 in Network. The North East is celebrating a significant ‘Levelling Up’ success, with the awarding of a contract to cast up to 36,000 concrete segments for HS2 at Hartlepool Dock. In a shift from the normal routine of manufacturing the segments in Kent (where some will still be ...

‘319’ conversion advances Orion freight plans

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However, robotics integration is still in our long-term roadmap.”. Initially, Orion will use four-car Class 319 electric multiple units and Class 769 FLEX bi-modes leased from Porterbrook. Three have so far been leased with more to follow. For the FULL story, read RAIL 911, published on August 12, and available digitally from August 8.

HS2 - Rail Magazine

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HS2: The big picture. Tom Kelly, strategic communications director at HS2 Ltd, spoke recently about the need to remember the reasons for HS2 and not become blinkered by detail

Operator of Last Resort to take over ScotRail franchise

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17/03/2021 in Network. A publicly owned Operator of Last Resort (OLR) will take over the ScotRail franchise in 12 months’ time when the Abellio franchise ends on March 31, the Scottish Government has confirmed. The new OLR will be wholly owned by Transport Scotland and will continue to use ScotRail and Scotland’s Railway branding. This ...

Vivarail to unveil 80mph super-Class 230 at COP26

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Vivarail to unveil 80mph super-Class 230 at COP26. 08/10/2021 in Network. Vivarail intends to show off a new design of battery-powered zero-emission Class 230 unit at next month’s COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow. The unit can reach speeds of 80mph and recharge in just ten minutes. A fast-proving trial is being organised to enable ...

LU's 'super depot' - Rail

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Bank branch closure for upgrade… 15/11/2021. A large section of London Underground’s Northern Line Bank branch will be closed for 17 weeks from mid-January, Transport for London has confirmed.

Light rail ‘vital’ but stable policies would give ‘greater ...

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Light rail ‘vital’ but stable policies would give ‘greater confidence’. 22/10/2021 in Network. Light rail “plays a vital role” in supporting the shift from cars to public transport, and the case for it is “stronger than ever”, according to a new report. Commissioned by the Urban Transport Group and conducted by Steer, Leading ...

Contactor appointed for Ashington line stations

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Reopening of the 18-mile Northumberland line to regular passenger trains has taken a major step forward with the appointment of the company to construct the six new stations.

The RAIL 100 Breakfast Club

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SYSTRA keeps the world moving through connecting people and places. Every day, more than 50 million people travel using transport systems designed by SYSTRA. A recognised world leader in mobility and mass transit, SYSTRA employs 6,700 people and has an operational presence in 80 countries. SYSTRA ...

Prioritise securing Supertram before expansion - mayor

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Prioritise securing Supertram before expansion - mayor. Plans to extend the Sheffield Supertram network should be placed on hold, says South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis. Although Supertram has completed a massive track replacement programe, Jarvis says that securing the 27-year-old system’s future should now take priority over expansion. He ...

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Register now for RAIL’s webinar on mental health and wellbeing. Network 11 Jun.

Roman statues found at HS2 site - railmagazine.com

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Roman statues found at HS2 site. The remains of Roman statues that had been smashed before being thrown to the ground have been discovered by archeologists excavating an HS2 site in Stoke Mandeville. The artifacts, found where the old St Mary’s Norman church once stood, comprise three stone busts, a hexagonal glass jug, Saxon pottery and a coin.

ORR demands better planning of engineering possessions

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ORR demands better planning of engineering possessions. 20/10/2021 in Network. “Improved planning, monitoring and delivery of possessions is essential in not only reducing disruption to passengers, but also in reducing costs.”. That’s the conclusion of Office of Rail and Road Chief Executive John Larkinson, following the publication of an ...

RIA warning over slow progress of electrification

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RIA warning over slow progress of electrification. 22/10/2021 in Network. Britain is electrifying its network at less than half the rate needed to decarbonise by 2050, claims the Railway Industry Association. It follows publication by the Office of Rail and Road of Rail Infrastructure and Assets 2020-21, which shows that 179 track km (111 track ...

Stadler completes 58-strong train order for Greater Anglia

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The 58th and final Stadler train for Greater Anglia arrived at Norwich Crown Point on May 7. Stansted Express 12-car electric multiple unit 745110 completes GA’s order from the Swiss manufacturer, comprising 14 three-car bi-mode units, 24 four-car bi-modes, ten 12-car inter-city EMUs and ten 12-car EMUs for the Stansted route.

Metro extension closer to opening

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Metro extension closer to opening. 22/10/2021 in Network. West Midlands Metro’s new extension to Edgbaston is now only a few weeks away from opening, following the installation of a substation in Birmingham city centre over the weekend of October 16-17. The approach track to the new terminus at Hagley has been planted with grass (as is common ...

Bridge bashes: drivers are still ignoring warning signs

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Bridge bashes: drivers are still ignoring warning signs. 23/11/2021 in Network. Somewhere in the UK, a road lorry or bus bashes into a railway bridge every five hours, leaving Network Rail to pick up a £5.5 million bill for delays and cancellations in the last year alone. One structure was hit 19 times. The never-ending problem of drivers ...

Barry Doe Articles - Rail Magazine

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Barry Doe Articles. Barry Doe. Fares & Service Consultant. [email protected] Barry is a mathematician and taught for 13 years before specialising in rail fares, timetables and bus integration in 1984. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and has written the ‘Fare Dealer’ column in RAIL since 2000.

“Slippery rails” cause train collision at Salisbury

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Crash investigators say slippery rails were a cause of the collision involving two trains at the entrance to Fisherton Tunnel in Salisbury. Fourteen passengers suffered minor injuries and a South Western Railway driver was more seriously hurt in the crash, which happened at 1845 on Sunday October 31.

NR chooses heritage traction ETCS suppliers

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NR chooses heritage traction ETCS suppliers. 20/10/2021 in Network. Network Rail has selected the suppliers that will fit European Train Control System (ETCS) equipment to steam and heritage locomotives. Atkins and Thales have been chosen for the pathfinder project, which has been described by NR as a “world first”.

Soham station’s signalling complete

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Soham station’s signalling complete. 09/09/2021 in Network. Funded using £18.6 million from the Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority, the station includes a footbridge, cycle parking, and a 50-vehicle car park. Enabling works began last autumn, and the single-platform replacement is expected to open in time for Greater Anglia ...

WMCA seeks funds for green schemes and Metro extension

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WMCA seeks funds for green schemes and Metro extension. 07/10/2021 in Network. Bids for up to £2 billion worth of transport investment have been made by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The cash is being sought from the Government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement and Bus Service Improvement Plan, to be spent ...

News - Page 326 - railmagazine.com

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Network Rail announces £1.25bn 'profit' in 2013-2014. Network Rail recorded a nominal profit of £1.256 billion for the 2013/14 financial year, compared with £677 million in 2012/13, the company has reported. Network.