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First look: Class 68 in TPE in colours

TransPennine Express (TPE) has issued the first photo of one of its newly liveried Class 68 locomotives.

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.

DB Cargo places 100-locomotive framework order with Siemens

DB Cargo has signed a framework agreement with Siemens worth a quarter of a billion euros for up to 100 new Vectron locomotives.

New Sydney tram unveiled

The first new Citadis X05 tram for Sydney has been delivered by Alstom. The French manufacturer is supplying 60 Citadis light rail vehicles (LRVs) to the city for its CBD and South East Light Rail...

HS2 awards £6.6bn Phase One construction contracts

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...

Hungary set for first double-deck trains

Stadler has signed a framework agreement with Hungarian national rail operator MÁV-Start to provide up to 40 six-car double-deck KISS EMUs. The double-deck trains, which will have a maximum operating speed of 160km/h, will be the Eastern European...

Extension of the Northern line to Battersea a step closer as tunnelling begins

A significant step has been made in extending the Northern Underground line to Battersea with the start of tunnelling work. Two giant tunnel boring machines (TBMs), named Helen and Amy, were lowered 20 metres below the...

Hull Trains confirms £60m bi-mode train order

Hull Trains has confirmed a £60 million order for five new bi-mode intercity trains from Hitachi. Financed by Angel Trains, the new units are due to enter passenger service in 2019. Earlier this year, Hull Trains,...

Twin Cities LRV order for Siemens

Siemens is to supply 27 light rail vehicles for an extension of the Twin Cities’ Metro Transit Southwest line. The Metropolitan Council is adding to the 59 S70 trams already operating on the system's Green and...

Virgin East Coast confirms HST engine refurbishment deal

Virgin Trains East Coast has announced a £16 million contract with MTU to refurbish the diesel engines in all 35 of its HST fleet. The refurbishment is a stop-gap measure ahead of the introduction of...