DB launches new UK rail consultancy

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has launched a new engineering and consulting business for the UK. DB made the announcement during the Railtex trade show at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. The new undertaking will combine...
The first Elizabeth line train was introduced on June 22, 2017. Credit: TfL.

TfL to order more Elizabeth line trains

Transport for London (TfL) has said it will have to order four extra Elizabeth line trains as it looks to run more services on the line than initially planned. The improved service frequency has been announced...

Tunnelling works start on London’s Northern line extension

Construction of the tunnels for London Underground's Northern line extension project, which will extend the line from Kennington to Battersea, is underway. Two permanent shafts have been dug close to Kennington Underground station from which the...

First Elizabeth line train enters passenger service

The first train built for London's Elizabeth line has gone into passenger service on the capital's rail network. It is the first of 66 Class 345 EMUs being built by Bombardier in Derby for the...
A CAF tram on the Midland Metro. Credit: Chris Jenner/Shutterstock.

Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF to open train production plant in Wales

Spanish rolling stock manufacturer CAF will open a train production plant in South Wales next year, the company has announced. Around 300 jobs will be created at the site near Newport when it opens in the autumn. Previously,...

New Caledonian Sleeper carriages under test

The first new carriages destined for the Caledonian Sleeper service are now complete and in the Czech Republic for testing.
A stock photo of a freight train passing through Latvia. Credit: New Sight Photography/Shutterstock.

DHL and Latvian Railways to boost Baltic and Nordic connections with China

A memorandum of understanding and cooperation (MUC) has been signed between DHL Global Forwarding and Latvian Railways (LDz). The agreement will see the two parties work towards establishing multimodal rail connections between Latvia and China to...

Electrification of London Overground’s Gospel Oak-Barking line 80% complete

Network Rail and its main contractor, J Murphy & Sons, are close to completing the £133 million electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking line. Work on the London Overground line is 80 per cent...
An Aventra train. Credit: First Group.

FirstGroup and MTR place £895m order with Bombardier for new South Western trains

New South Western franchise operators FirstGroup and MTR have signed an £895 million contract with Bombardier for the supply and maintenance of 90 new Aventra trains. The new trains, which will be supplied in five...
A headrest for a regional DB train service being made by a 3D printer. Credit: DB.

How 3D printing is revolutionising railways around the world

3D printing has been around for decades but has slowly moved towards the mainstream as it becomes increasingly commercialised. A number of sectors have found ways it can benefit them but what use is 3D printing currently having on railways around the world?