SigAssure UK purchases bespoke engineering company

Rail industry supplier SigAssure UK has bought out parts manufacturer Mann Engineering following months of discussions between the two firms. Richard Merrills, managing director of SigAssure UK, said: "This was seen as a strategic purchase...

Vossloh buoyed by fastening systems growth

Rail technology specialists Vossloh has reported an increase in sales in 2012, with the group's fastening systems division experiencing growth of 10.9 per cent. Total revenue rose to 1.2 billion euros last year and at...
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UK’s Network Rail reveals its top 20 suppliers

Combined, the firms received around 50.1 per cent of all Network Rail expenditure in the UK - that's more than £3.6 billion.

Direct Rail Services launch trial for Sellafield Special

Starting on Monday 9 January 2012, Direct Rail Services Ltd (DRS) will be running a six week trial train service for the Sellafield workforce, starting at Carlisle. The train will be made up of three...

Massachusetts receives $32.5m grant for Boston South Station extension

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced an award to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for $32.5 million to expand and enhance the historic South Station in Boston. The station currently operates beyond its capacity and...

London’s railways

There’s a lot going on in London’s railways at the moment. Network Rail is rebuilding several major stations, Thameslink is well underway, Crossrail is starting, and transport plans to support the 2012 Olympics are...

Stadler Rail expands presence in North America

Stadler Rail Group is opening a U.S. subsidiary in order to better serve the growing North American rail passenger market. Stadler Rail AG, passenger rail vehicle supplier of customer-specific solutions, has announced the opening of...

Wabtec takes over UK-based LH Group

Rail vehicle engineering company Wabtec has bought UK-based LH Group for $48 million. LH, which overhauls diesel engines, transmissions, powerpacks and bogies, is the latest in a list of UK engineering firms to be acquired...

ORR consultation to help shape future of GB rail

The rail regulator has today launched a consultation which will contribute to shaping the future of Great Britain's railways. The consultation is the first phase of Periodic Review 2013 (PR13) - which establishes funding and...

Two more years for LOROL

LOROL has been awarded a two-year extension to its contract with Transport for London (TfL) to continue to operate the London Overground network. Under the contract, LOROL will retain responsibility for the operation of the...

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