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News: c2c to receive Porterbrook 387s

Published 21 April 2016, 10:42

c2c is to receive 6x4-car Class 387s from Porterbrook’s speculative order for 80 vehicles in a bid to address overcrowding on the route. As with the rest of the 387s, the vehicles will be built by Bombardier in Derby.


News: Landslip shuts Alton line

Published 21 April 2016, 10:41

Network Rail says the railway between Farnham and Alton is likely to be closed until 9 May following a landslip at Wrecclesham.


News: RAIB to investigate Plymouth collision

Published 21 April 2016, 10:40

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is to conduct an investigation into a collision between two Great Western Railway trains at Plymouth station on Sunday 3 April.


News: Digital Railway inquiry

Published 1 April 2016, 10:35

Industry and Technology Editor Roger Ford to make submission to Transport Select Committee


News: Virgin unveils ‘Azuma’ for ECML

Published 22 March 2016, 17:01

Cross-industry working group to investigate 140mph running


News: Severn Tunnel closure in the autumn

Published 22 March 2016, 16:59

The four-mile long Severn Tunnel linking Bristol to South Wales is to close for six weeks from 12 September as part of work to electrify the Great Western main line between London and Cardiff.


News: Arriva wins new Overground deal

Published 22 March 2016, 16:50

Enhanced performance incentives in new 7˝ year concession


News: Guest opinion: how unions can help build a Network Rail that’s fit for the future

Published 10 March 2016, 12:28

With Nicola Shaw about to publish her review into the future structure and financing of Network Rail, the TUC and rail unions have been highlighting why the voice of the workforce should be at the heart of the rail industry and a sustainable Network Rail.


News: HS2 Phase One petitioning concludes

Published 23 February 2016, 16:36

The Parliamentary select committee for the HS2 Phase One hybrid bill has finished hearing petitions from those along the line of route raising concerns about the plans.


News: Crossrail to be named Elizabeth Line

Published 23 February 2016, 16:32

Crossrail is to be known as the ‘Elizabeth Line’ from December 2018 in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced.