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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Credit: McConnell Dowell.

Work to commence on Murray Basin-Victoria line upgrade in Australia

Contractors McConnell Dowell and Martinus Rail will shortly begin work on the Murray Basin-Victoria freight line upgrade - one of the largest freight upgrade projects in Australia.
Credit: Eglinton Crosstown.

First track laid for Toronto’s $5.3bn Eglinton Crosstown light railway

The 19km system will have 25 stations and is expected to open in 2021, connecting Mount Dennis station in the west with Kennedy station in the east.
Angers Saint-Laud railway station. Credit: SNCF.

SNCF opens ‘garden station’ in Angers

SNCF's station team has said it has created a 'sense of urban dynamism' with the introduction of a 'garden railway station' in Angers.

Trenitalia withdraws South Eastern franchise interest

Trenitalia UK has announced it is withdrawing from the South East franchise competition.
A computer generated image of how trains operating only in the West Midlands could be branded under the franchise. Credit: West Midlands Rail.

West Midlands franchise award a ‘step towards golden era for local trains’

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.
Szczecin main station. Credit: Glock/Shutterstock.

PKP to modernise Polish-German border railway

PKP has announced it is to invest 140 million Zloty (Around €32 million) improving connections from the Polish city of Szczecin towards Berlin, Germany.
A tram on the Edinburgh tram network passing through Prince Street. Credit: Pete Spiro/Shutterstock.

Proposed Edinburgh tram extension could be open by 2022

Edinburgh council is to consider extending the city's tram network, with the proposed line forecast to be operational by 2022 if it gets the green light.

Finland commits to full competition on its railways by 2026

Finland has said it plans to have competitive tendering in place on all its rail routes by June 2026.

HS2 asked to look again at Birmingham Interchange station plans

HS2 has received a request from the organisation leading the West Midland's Hub development to modify its design for the Birmingham Interchange station.