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Eurostar launches e320 train for London to Brussels route as extension to Amsterdam edges...

Eurostar has officially launched its new e320 trains ahead of their introduction on the London to Brussels route later this week. Designed by Italian firm Pininfarina and manufactured by Siemens, the e320 is based on the Velaro family of...

Shortlist for new East Midlands franchise published

Arriva, Stagecoach and First Trenitalia have been shortlisted for the new East Midlands rail franchise. In 2015, the end date of the current franchise agreement with Stagecoach was extended from October 18 that year to...

International consortia bid to become California high-speed rail early operator

California's high-speed rail authority has received submissions from five international consortia for its early train operator contract (ETO). The consortia include companies from China, Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain. As of the April 4 deadline,...
An East Midlands Trains HST passes by East Midlands Parkway. Credit: EMT>

UK Department for Transport to extend East Midlands rail franchise until August 2019

East Midlands Trains will now run services on the UK's East Midlands franchise until at least August 2019 after the Department for Transport took up an option to extend the contract for another year.

Virgin and Stagecoach partner with SNCF for West Coast franchise bid

Virgin and Stagecoach, the current operators of the West Coast rail franchise, have established a new joint venture with SNCF to bid for the future West Coast Partnership operating contract. Virgin and Stagecoach said they'd...

Open access operator planning new London Waterloo-Southampton service

Arriva-owned Alliance Rail Holdings has launched a consultation into its plans for a new open access rail service between Southampton and London Waterloo. The service, which would begin in December 2017, would initially include seven...
Track construction work in Berlin, New Hampshire. Credit: NHHS Rail.

Train operators awarded $45m contract to run Connecticut-Massachusetts service

The operator of a new commuter train service in New Hampshire, that is due to open in 2018, has been appointed.

Greater Anglia releases new images of Stadler trains

Images of what some of Greater Anglia’s (GA) new fleet of trains could look like have been revealed. The operator has released a number of computer-generated pictures of what customers can expect of the 58-train Stadler Flirt fleet, which is being built in Switzerland. The trains will enter passenger service from 2019 on intercity and […]

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Thameslink bids farewell to final Class 319s

Thameslink have retired the last of the operating Class 319s almost 30 years after they first entered service. On August 27, units 319217 and 319435 were coupled together as an eight-carriage service to make a final southbound...

Faster trains and reduced journey times for MTR Express

MTR Express is to shorten journey times on some of its routes after receiving approval to increase the speed of its intercity trains. The Swedish Transport Agency, Sweden's rail regulator, has given the open access...