Hitachi moving rail business to Britain for HS2 bid
Its corporate headquarters will switch from Tokyo to London in what minsters hailed as 'an incredible vote of confidence' in the UK.
First Greater Anglia Aventra completed
UK: Bombardier Transportation rolled out the first of 111 Class 720 Aventra electric multiple-units ordered by leasing company Angel Trains for use by Abellio's Greater Anglia franchise at its Derby factory on September 13. The order comprises 89 five-car and 22 10-car 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs to ...
NA Virgin Trains British Rail Class 390 at London, United Kingdom by Bob Pickering (BP)
High quality photograph of Virgin Trains British Rail Class 390 # NA at London, United Kingdom.
Teething troubles as IEP trainsets enter revenue service
UK: All did not go to plan when the first of the Hitachi Class 800 trainsets ordered under the Department for Transport's £5·7bn Intercity Express Programme entered passenger service with Great Western Railway on October 16. Industry guests gathered at Bristol Temple Meads station for the inaugural service, the ...
So where will Greater Anglia’s old trains go?
When Abellio won the Greater Anglia rail franchise for the next nine years, the most eye-catching pledge was to replace every train, every carriage operated by the company by the end of 2020.
Inquiry into May timetable disruption launched
UK: On June 13 the Office of Rail & Road formally launched its independent inquiry into the 'recent and widespread' disruption which followed the introduction of the new timetable on May 20. The inquiry was announced by the Secretary of State for Transport on June 4, and is being ...
Trackside Classic: 1951 British Railways EM1 No 26020 – Forgotten Progress
When asked about early railway electrification in Britain, most will think of the Southern Railway’s commuter network fanning out from London. It seems that the first electrified mainline, the Woodhead […]