Deutsche Bahn orders 56 regional trains from Alstom

German operator DB Regio AG has placed a €325 million order with Alstom to supply 56 Coradia Lint regional trains. The trains are slated to go into service in December 2013 on largely non-electrified lines...

Peter Seabrook names NXEA locomotive

A National Express East Anglia (NXEA) Class 90 electric locomotive has been named 'Bressingham Steam and Gardens' by the popular TV gardener Peter Seabrook in a ceremony at London Liverpool Street station. The special occasion...

Transmashholding & Tognum set up JV to develop diesel engines

German engineering group Tognum and Russia’s leading rolling stock producer Transmashholding have signed an agreement to set up a joint venture in Russia for the development and production of high-performance diesel engines. Engines of MTU’s...

NXEA names new Class 379 ‘Go Discover’ at Stansted Airport

National Express East Anglia is continuing to make good progress with the introduction of new trains on its key Stansted Express route as part of the company’s Service Improvement Plan, with the majority of...

1,200 new trains ‘won’t just benefit’ London passengers

In response to the Government’s announcement on new train carriages, a spokesperson for the Association of Train Operating Companies, said: “New carriages and more seats will be welcomed by passengers on routes where overcrowding is...

New trains launched in East Lothian

Rail users in East Lothian are now benefitting from new electric trains which are being phased in to service on routes between Edinburgh, North Berwick and Dunbar. Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP was keen...

Research shows public transport ‘could match cars’

New research from Campaign for Better Transport published today reveals how public transport could match the car when it comes to door to door journeys. Door to door journeys, commissioned by the sustainable transport charity...

Union says excluding Bombardier from Thameslink order is a ‘disgrace’

The union Unite has branded the government's decision to award a contract to build new train carriages to a 'German-led consortium' over Derby-based Bombardier as a 'disgraceful decision which is a hammer blow for...

Passengers welcome order of 1,200 trains

In response to the Government’s announcement on new train carriages for Thameslink route, Passenger Focus have said they 'welcomes the announcement'. Anthony Smith, Passenger Focus chief executive, said: “Passengers will welcome today’s order for 1200...

Siemens selected as preferred bidder for Thameslink rolling stock

Siemens and Cross London Trains (XLT) (a consortium consisting of finance partners Siemens Project Ventures GmbH, lnnisfree Limited and 3i Infrastructure plc), have been selected as preferred bidder for the UK Government’s Thameslink Rolling...

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