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Hitachi train car being offloaded at Southampton port. Credit: Hitachi.

Hitachi’s first intercity train for Devon and Cornwall route arrives in UK

Over the weekend the first Intercity Express Train (IET) for Greater Western Railway’s (GWR) Devon and Cornwall route arrived in Southampton. Built at the manufacturer's factory in Japan, the five-car Class 802 test train was...

Class 707s enter service on Windsor routes

The first two Class 707s have entered passenger service on the Windsor routes - a few days before the franchise is handed over to First/MTR.
CRRC's suspended monorail. Credit: CRRC.

CRRC tests suspended monorail called the ‘Sky Train’

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.
Three XPT trains wait at Central Station, Sydney. Credit: PomInOz/Shutterstock.

New South Wales to replace 130-vehicle train fleet

In total, 60 XPT passenger carriages, 19 locomotives, 23 XPLORER passenger cars and 28 Endeavour passenger cars will be replaced.
A stock photo of a railway in Maputo. Credit: Doctoresa/Shutterstock.

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.

First British-built Class 800 unveiled

Hitachi is celebrating the completion of the first Class 800 IEP train to be built in the UK. An event is being held at the company's factory in Newton Aycliffe today to mark the milestone....
Credit: Alstom.

Paris-Bordeaux high-speed line to be launched this weekend

A new high-speed line is set to launch on France's TGV network this weekend. On July 2, the new Océane line will open between the French capital and Bordeaux. Alstom will supply 110 Euroduplex train sets for...

Arriva Trains Wales invests in bi-mode Class 319s

The Welsh Government and Arriva Trains Wales are investing in five Class 319 Flex bi-mode trains. Due to arrive next year, the four-car trains will be leased from Porterbrook thanks to £1.9 million from the...

Final S Stock train delivered to London Underground

The last train of the new S Stock fleet has been delivered from Bombardier's site in Derby to London Underground's Ruislip depot. The new fleet is one of the components of a major upgrade of the...
Credit: GE Transportation.

GE Transportation reveals first painted freight train from $2.5bn Indian Railways order

The specially designed ES43ACmi freight locomotive has been covered in around 50 gallons of red and yellow paint to represent energy and freshness, according to the United States firm.