Design Flaw Delays Launch of New Northern Train Fleet

Design Flaw Delays Launch of New Northern Train Fleet

Rail operator Northern is launching the first of a £500 million fleet of 100 new trains, which will take over the routes serviced by the 1980s diesel trains. However, the phasing out of the Pacer trains could be delayed due to a design flaw with their replacement. The hopes that by the end of the […]

First Class 230 Train in Service Enters Passenger Service

The first Class 230 D Train has entered passenger service on the Marston Vale line on Tuesday, 23 April, morning. Unit 2300034 is now in service on the route between Bletchley and Bedford. The train, which has been developed by Vivarail, will provide extra capacity and improved customer experience for passengers on the line. “The […]

Great Northern Enters New Trains Into Service

Great Northern has deployed the first two of a 240 million fleet of new Siemens Class 717 trains, which will replace mainland Britain’s oldest electric rail fleet. The trains were initially due to be launched in January, but were delayed because of signals at some stations that could not be clearly seen from the driver’s […]

Sevenoaks Tunnel Refurbishment Offers Reliability

A two-year renewal of infrastructure on the two-mile long Sevenoaks tunnel in South East England is giving passengers a reduction in delays and faster journeys. The tunnel has been given a £21 million refurbishment which included the replacement of thousands of sleepers, the laying of several miles of new track and the installation of new […]

Spanish Train Firm to Create Jobs in Scotland

A new train manufacturing plant in Scotland is to create more than 1,000 jobs. Talgo, a Spanish company bidding to win HS2 rolling stock contracts, will build its first UK manufacturing base at the site of a decommissioned power station at Longannet on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. The company is also […]

Rotherham Tram-Train Service Has Been Launched

The first tram-train in revenue service in the UK has had its first departure at 10.35 from Rotherham Parkgate on the 25th of October. The opening of the Sheffield – Rotherham tram-train route marks the culmination of a pilot programme more than a decade in the making which aims to evaluate the potential for tram-train […]

Eurostar to Expand Amsterdam Service

Following the success of Eurostar’s decision to launch two trains per day in April this year on the London – Amsterdam route, the cross-Channel high speed operator expects to launch a third daily train in June 2019. Between London, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Eurostar has already carried more than 130,000 passengers on direct trains. These currently […]