Topic: United Kingdom

HydroFLEX Class 319 hydrogen train, source: Porterbrook

First British hydrogen train debuts in Warwickshire

HydroFLEX, first Britain’s hydrogen-powered train, has debuted in Warwickshire. It performed a maiden trip on Wednesday, 30 September. The Department for Transport expects that this kind of innovative trains will regularly run on the UK’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB FastLane catering service, source: SBB

Railways digitise catering services

Railway undertakings are paying more and more attention to self-service digital services. Tickets purchased via mobile apps or online shops have already become the rule for passengers. As a further step, the operators are developing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Network Rail shifts to paperless processes

UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail intends to transform its operational processes in 2021. Most of the planning, risk assessment issues and management reports will become paperless. To this end, the public body will implement a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UK launches full construction of HS2 railway

UK’s government-funded company High Speed Two Limited has formally launched full construction works of the HS2 railway from London to Birmingham and Crewe. This project, which is considered as the largest one in Europe, will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Britain develops innovations for electrified railways

Several British engineering companies developed or are developing new products related to the electrification of railways. They will optimise the interaction between pantograph units and catenary systems as well will reduce costs for both infrastructure...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UK open-access operators coming back to life

Britain’s non-franchised railway companies were on the verge of extinction for four months. Now the situation has changed for the better. While Hull Trains is just returning on tracks, Grand Central is adding new connections....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Strategic priorities for HS2

HS2, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK, is gradually being implemented. The High Speed Rail Group highlights six strategic priorities that the planned line between London and Northern England should address. What...Read more
|2 comments|author: Mykola Zasiadko