Global Rail Round-up: This week’s news in 60 seconds

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The Coradia iLint's 'H2O' moquette. Credit: Lesley Brown.
The Coradia iLint's 'H2O' moquette. Credit: Lesley Brown.

If you’re in a rush but want to stay up to date with the big developments from the global rail industry you’re in the right place.

Below are the top five most read stories from Global Rail News this week:

Credit: Government of Moscow.
Credit: Government of Moscow.

Russian-themed train launches on London Underground

Sponsored by the Moscow Government, ‘The Heart of Russia’ train was unveiled at Baker Street station as part of a cooperation between the Tube and the Moscow Metro. The train is covered in a special livery showcasing Russian achievements in science and the arts.

Credit: Train Photos/ CC BY-SA 2.0.
Credit: Train Photos/ CC BY-SA 2.0.

SWR announces Class 442 overhaul

Known as ‘Piggies’ to enthusiasts, South Western Railway has signed a contract to refurbish and return the trains to service after they were withdrawn by GTR last year.

The Coradia iLint's 'H2O' moquette. Credit: Lesley Brown.
The Coradia iLint’s ‘H2O’ moquette. Credit: Lesley Brown.

What you need to know about Alstom’s hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint

Having attracted media attention surrounding its testing and initial orders in Europe, we took a closer look at the train which is leading the way for the next generation of cleaner rolling stock.

Credit: Hyperloop One.
Credit: Hyperloop One.

How long would your commute take on a hyperloop?

As developments with the potentially revolutionary transport mode pick up pace, Virgin Hyperloop One has released a handy tool finding out just how much time you could save using a hyperloop over a high-speed train, plane or car.

A photo of a London Northwestern train. Credit: Abellio.
A photo of a London Northwestern train. Credit: Abellio.

London Northwestern brand to replace London Midland’s West Coast services

Abellio, East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui have announced that London Midland’s West Coast services are to be rebranded London Northwestern – a nod to the historic London and Northwestern Railway.


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