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News - Rail Magazine

PAC questions role of Office of Rail and Road. The Public Accounts Committee questioned the role of the ORR, with PAC member Nigel Mills asking ORR Chief Executive Richard Price why the regulator was needed.

EXCLUSIVE: Plans unveiled for £237m King’s Cross remodelling

King’s Cross is to partially close for three months in early 2020 to allow for major track remodelling and asset renewal, RAIL can exclusively reveal. Network Rail has confirmed that up to 50% of the UK’s ninth busiest station will be shut between January and March 2020, to complete the £237

Does Great Western Railway's Class 800 IET pass the test?

This feature appeared in RAIL 841, published on December 6-December 19 2017. It is available digitally on Android and iPad. Great Western Railway’s Intercity Express Programme Class 800s entered traffic on October 16, in a launch marred by technical failures - air-conditioning poured water on

Rail Review

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.

UK's stored locomotives - Rail Magazine

On January 16 2013 there were 343 stored locomotives. Twelve months ago there were 389 stored, suggesting there are now 46 fewer stored locomotives. However, that is not strictly the case, because last year 29 of those locomotives were scrapped or preserved. Over the year a further 147 were stored

Latest Issue - Rail Magazine

Rail Accident Investigation Branch and Office of Rail and Road begin their investigations into the deaths of two track workers Vivarail’s Class 230 D-Train is the subject of RAIL’s latest train test

October 2019 - Northern Pacers’ final termination date

The first Pacers will be sent off-lease from Northern on September 15 2018, with the final trains released on October 12 2019. In the franchise competition eventually won by Arriva, the Government had announced that the Class 14x fleet in use by Northern would have to be withdrawn, with the disabled

VIDEO: Dawlish Sea Wall cab ride - Rail Magazine

On September 26 2014, RICHARD CLINNICK travelled in the cab of First Great Western 150243 as it worked an Exeter St David's-Penzance. This is the view of the iconic Brunel sea wall between Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth, filmed from the cab.

Ballasted and non-ballasted track - Rail Magazine

As more experience of ballasted and non-ballasted track systems accumulates, Pandrol explains the pros and cons of each type

GBRf confirms Class 69 conversion -

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has confirmed an order for 16 Class 69s that will be converted from Class 56s it bought last year. The locomotives will be converted by Progress Rail, from which GBRf will also lease the ‘69s'. Work involves replacing the existing Ruston-Paxman RK3 engines and control gear

First of 98 new Northern trains arrives in UK

The first of 98 new trains for Northern has arrived in the UK. Two-car diesel multiple unit (DMU) 195001 was unloaded at Royal Portbury Dock on June 25, and was moved by road to Edge Hill depot, Liverpool, on June 28.

UPDATED: HST power cars due off-lease -

The FULL list of where HST power cars are due to be used, and what '43s' will go off-lease.

First D-Train with Transport for Wales in March 2019

The first Class 230 D-Train for Transport for Wales should be ready by March 2019, with all five in traffic from May 2019. Speaking exclusively to RAIL at Rail Live on June 21, Vivarail Chairman Adrian Shooter said that parts for the trains are being ordered.

The pros and cons of Driver Only Operation - Rail Magazine

The traditional "guard" and his or her role are as dead as the dodo. DOO is perfectly safe and has been since the middle 1980s. "Guards", on HSTs, have never controlled the opening and closing of doors.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: On their way to Northern. As Northern's new trains enter traffic today, we look back at our trip to Zaragoza in Spain in January 2018 to see the trains being built.

HNRC expands with Worksop purchase -

The majority of the freehold interest in Worksop Wagon Repair Depot has been bought by Harry Needle Railroad Company from DB Cargo UK. DB retains its leasehold interest in the Worksop Down Reception Sidings, and the two companies have agreed to a Connection Contract that to ensure the facilities remain connected.

Moorgate…the unresolved tragedy - Rail Magazine

What DJMac is referring to when he says "Not in 2051 when the case will cease" is the Coroner's Inquest Witness Statements-a 76 year ruling on these documents was placed in 1975 after the Inquest into the collision at Moorgate.

Abellio wins East Midlands franchise -

Abellio will operate the East Midlands franchise from August 18. The Department for Transport announced the company will replace Stagecoach with an eight-year deal that runs until 2027 on April 10.

'442s’ back in traffic after refurbishment? - Rail Magazine

Stored Class 442s could yet have a future, with their owner Angel Trains telling RAIL it is planning a refurbishment programme. The trains were leased by Govia Thameslink Railway for its Gatwick Express operations, before being replaced by 27 four-car Class 387/2s. All but six were sent off-lease

Northern unveils its first new CAF-built train.

The first complete four-car Class 331 electric multiple unit for Northern has been unveiled in Zaragoza, Spain. The EMU is undergoing various tests at the CAF factory where it was built, before it is moved to Velim in the Czech Republic for further tests.

Fleet - Rail Magazine

Timetable for withdrawal of Class 91s. As Azumas enter traffic, LNER confirms Class 91 withdrawal plan, but suggests identities have yet to be confirmed.

Waverley Line…next stop Carlisle? - Rail Magazine

There’s something deeply satisfying about living in a time where we are talking about railway re-openings, rather than line closures. Such is the transformation in the fortunes of Britain’s Railways since the turn of the century, we are now looking at a lot more than simply station re-openings

The Famous Five’s latest adventure takes centre stage as ...

GWR uses The Famous Five as backdrop to a new advert promoting the introduction of Intercity Express Programme trains.

EXCLUSIVE: Engine testing about to begin on Flex Class 769s

Pre-production testing of the first Class 769 Flex MAN diesel engine and ABB alternator is abou to begin at Wabtec Rail’s Brush Traction Loughborough. This process will allow engineers to discover and remedy any issues before engines and alternators are fitted to the first Class 319 electric

Sold Deltics could find work on new railtours - Rail Magazine

The purchase of two preserved Class 55 Deltic locomotives has changed the thinking at Icons of Steam, in terms of future operations. When Class 37s and ‘47s’ were bought from Direct Rail Services, the company’s initial plan was for diesel units to merely support the steam-hauled charters, and

EGIP - Rail Magazine

EGIP. Network 16 Oct. Class 385s return to traffic following brake problems. Fleet 27 Aug. More Class 385s in traffic with ScotRail. Network 3 Aug. Edinburgh-Glasgow goes fully electric. Network 25 Jul. ScotRail Class 385s finally enter service. Network 9 Jul. Network Rail unveils new Glasgow Queen Street images. Network 8 Jun. Class 365s to enter traffic with ScotRail "within weeks" Network 1 ...

GB Railfreight buys three Class 47s - Rail Magazine

GB Railfreight has bought three Class 47/7s from Colas Railfreight - 47727 Rebecca, 47739 Robin of Templecombe 1938-2013 and 47749 City of Truro – after Colas decided to dispose of assets that are no longer part of its core business.

EXCLUSIVE: Network Rail shaves £100 million off the final ...

The total cost to Network Rail of the King’s Cross remodelling project has been slashed by up to £100 million, according to NR’s London North Eastern and East Midlands Route Managing Director Rob McIntosh.

Analysis - How the HSTs are being transformed for Scottish ...

As the first of more than 300 off-lease Mk 3s move for store, RAIL details the plans for the ScotRail HST fleet. One of the critical elements of the Abellio ScotRail franchise is the commitment to improve the passenger experience between the country’s seven cities.

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