Stagecoach in talks with DfT as it prepares to make substantial losses on East...

Stagecoach has said it is in discussions with the Department for Transport (DfT) over the terms of its East Coast franchise after anticipating losses of more than £80 million over the next two years. Publishing...
A computer generated image of how trains operating only in the West Midlands could be branded under the franchise. Credit: West Midlands Rail.

West Midlands franchise award a ‘step towards golden era for local trains’

The DfT has awarded the West Midlands franchise to West Midlands Trains, a joint venture between Abelio and its minority partners East Japan Railway Company and Mitsui.
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High-speed deal between Texas Central and Houston

The mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner and Texas Central have reached an agreement to collaborate on the economic development of the planned Texas Bullet Train.
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New Zealand trains find new lease of life in Mozambique

A fleet of trains that were originally built for British Rail in the early 1970s are getting a new lease of life in Africa.
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Progress for Texas’ high-speed railway

Texas Central Rail Holdings has reached an agreement with engineering firm Fluor Corporation and the Lane Construction Corporation to advance the development of its 240 mile high-speed line.

Weak British pound and Limburg fine leads to losses for Dutch operator NS

NS has reported a loss in the first half of this year, largely down to the weak British pound hurting its UK operations and a fine relating to its bid for the Limburg concession in 2014.
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360 Rail Services acquires Railroad Specialties

Less than six months after it was launched, 360 Rail Services has announced it has acquired Railroad Specialties. 360 Rail Services, which is based in Englewood, Colorado, USA, was established by industry veterans Larry Stockton...
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MTR Express to name new train Trainy McTrainface

In May, the Swedish train operator asked readers of the local Metro newspaper to submit names for four of its trains.
A wizard, a bowman and an axeman travel across grassland. Credit: LTE.

European freight operator releases bizarre Lord of the Rings-inspired video

Multinational freight operator LTE Group has released a Lord of the Rings-inspired video with its Bombardier Traxx AC3 as the star of the show. In a promotional video called 'Lord of the Rails' - the...
Atkins designed Crossrail's 21km twin-bore tunnels with design and engineering firm Arup. Credit: Paul Daniels/Shutterstock.

SNC Lavalin confirms takeover of Atkins

Engineering giant SNC Lavalin has said it has become a 'true global player' with the takeover of Atkins. In April it was reported that the firms had agreed a £20.80 per share deal, representing a...