Topic: United Kingdom

Fugro will measure platform gauges in UK

Dutch technology company Fugro will be able to expand its activities in the UK rail market. Its RILA survey system has been approved by the country’s infrastructure manager Network Rail for measuring the platform gauges....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Network Rail focuses on partnership with SMEs

UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail will focus on a more effective cooperation with small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The company intends to increase its annual expenditure to be spent via SMEs to 33 per cent...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Romans at Chester train station

Magic circle of rail franchise in UK

It’s a month since the UK’s newborn and veteran train operators have declared their inspiring plans for the future. Some companies even managed to report fewer quick wins. On the other hand, at least six...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Glasgow Airport will get metro link

Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council have joined forces in addressing the long-pending issue of the planned rail link to Glasgow Airport. Both bodies agreed to provide a metro connection between the airport and Paisley...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Abellio loses ScotRail franchise in UK

The Dutch-owned train operator is to be ousted from its franchise contract in Scotland. It will be removed at the first break clause, in March 2022, said Transport Minister Michael Matheson in a statement to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Robroyston railway station

ScotRail adds 60th train station in Glasgow

UK’s railway operator Abellio ScotRail has added the new train station to its rail services in the Greater Glasgow area. Robroyston has become the 355th railway station in the company’s network and the 60th railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
LNER Azuma bi-mode train, source: LNER

Bi-mode trains become more popular in UK

More and more Britain’s railway operators are including bi-mode electro-diesel trains into their fleets. Only this year three companies entered service this type of rolling stock on their routes. The fourth one is getting closer...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Virgin Trains

UK waves goodbye to Virgin Trains

United Kingdom has waved goodbye to Virgin Trains. The railway operator has been operating on the West Coast Main Line for over 22 years. It was the UK’s last railway enterprise owned by business magnate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko