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.
The Chinese rolling stock manufacturer said the prototype is the fastest of its kind in the country, travelling at speeds of up to 70km/h.
In total, 60 XPT passenger carriages, 19 locomotives, 23 XPLORER passenger cars and 28 Endeavour passenger cars will be replaced.
Devastated by more than a decade of civil war and the Ebola virus epidemic, the government of Sierra Leone has placed a group of 14 non-functioning locomotives and carriages at the front of its strategy to become a middle-income country by 2035.
Electrification of the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground line has been delayed because of "incorrectly designed" overhead line equipment. Although the line will reopen as planned at the end of this month, Network Rail...
A fleet of trains that were originally built for British Rail in the early 1970s are getting a new lease of life in Africa.
HS2 has awarded construction contracts worth £6.6 billion for the first phase of the high-speed line between London and Birmingham. Four of the nine contractors which bid for the seven construction packages have been successful. A...