Topic: United Kingdom

UK’s train battery programme criticised

The UK train battery programme is running out of juice, according to the House of Lords. While rail is being urged to decarbonise, the upper house of the UK parliament has criticised the government for...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
three hydrogen trains, image: RIA

UK should order hydrogen trains, says RIA

“Already a low carbon mode of transport, taking diesel trains off the network through electric, battery and hydrogen trains would help generate jobs and investment, reduce emissions and support a pivotal industry”, said Kate Jennings,...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Planning for Great British Railways begins

The UK regulator, the Office of Rail and Road, has launched the process for determining the funding needed for Britain’s rail network between 2024-2029. Critical decisions affecting freight and passenger capacity depend on the forecasting....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
D/Gauge Rift

D/Gauge launch RIFT intelligent software

British company D/Gauge has completed trials of their new clearance assessment software, and have officially launched the sophisticated package, designated Rift. According to the company, it is set to significantly reduce the team and effort...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Transport for London support extended

Transport for London (TfL) will receive extended support from the UK Government until 11 December 2021. An agreement of 1.08 billion pounds (around 1.3 billion euros) was made on Tuesday, 1 June. One of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Digital twin for Scotland’s rail network

Network Rail has appointed Netherlands-based Fugro to deliver a gauging survey and a digital twin of Scotland’s railway. The contract will see the company complete a new and up to date record of gauging clearance...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Leeds railway station, source: Network Rail

Major UK railway reforms announced

Great British Railways – that is the new name and new structure for the entire industry in the UK. The sweeping reforms were announced on 20 May by the UK government. A white paper –...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Eurostar gets 291 million euro rescue package

Eurostar has reached an agreement with shareholders and banks on a refinancing package that will safeguard the company’s future. The 250 million pound (291 million euros) package consists mainly of shareholder equity and bank loans...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel