New Hitachi trains pass DfT digital tests
Hitachi’s new intercity trains, due to enter passenger service this autumn, have passed tests to run their digital technology required by the Department for Transport. The UK-built fleet, known as the Class 800s, is among the first in the country to successfully test an advanced level of digital signalling. The technology is part of the [...]
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New partnership between Rail Supply Group and Rail Delivery Group
The Rail Supply Group (RSG) and the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) have announced a new partnership to coordinate shared objectives better and to strengthen further the industry’s voice. The creation of a new partnership, using the resources of RDG to better support and join-up the work of the two groups, will: Maintain a clearer, independent [...]
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Rail passengers see fragile green shoots of recovery
Rail passengers in London and the South East are more satisfied with their railway journeys after a long period of patchy performance. Transport Focus’s latest National Rail Passenger Survey, measuring satisfaction of more than more than 27,000 passengers, is published today. The survey shows that a period of more stable performance has led to improvements [...]
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Derby gets green light as rail industry confirms dates for Derby 2018 upgrade
Dates for a major £200 million railway upgrade that will improve journeys to and through Derby station have today been confirmed, with plans being put in place to keep Derby moving. Network Rail and industry partners CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains, who manage the station, have announced that the track and signalling in the area [...]
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Modern trains and new technology for rail passengers
Transport secretary Chris Grayling today visited Bristol Temple Meads station to welcome the modern diesel turbo trains, which launched for the first time on the Severn Beach line into the city this week and also to see progress on the smart ticketing trials. The first train in the modern fleet marks stage one in a [...]
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