Latest news from the railway industry

WiR appoints five new trustees

Women in Rail has appointed five new trustees.

GBRf orders 30 Stadler Class 99 bi-mode locos

GBRf is ordering 30 bi-mode Co-Co Class 99s from Stadler.

Bridges raised in TransPennine Route Upgrade

Two bridges in Ashton-under-Lyne have been raised to provide clearances for future electrification as part of the TransPennine Route Upgrade.

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Rail industry must unlock innovation – RIA

The Railway Industry Association is calling for major improvements to the way innovations are funded and brought to deployment stage in the rail industry.

First refurbished ‘390’ enters traffic

The first refurbished Class 390 is now in passenger traffic.

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Passenger assistance booking times cut to two hours

Operators around the country have cut the notice required for passengers to book assistance for their rail journeys.

Merseyrail to return to 15-minute frequency

Merseyrail is to return to a 15-minute frequency on most routes from 2 May.

25,000 rail staff trained by Samaritans to save lives

MSO Karl from Lingwood Security Management was the 25,000th member of rail staff to take the Samaritans' Managing Suicidal Contacts course.

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Time to enter teams for Big Rail Diversity Challenge

There is still time to enter teams in the Big Rail Diversity Challenge 2022.

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HS2 East will be extended, claims West Midlands Mayor

Tony Miles

WEST MIDLANDS Mayor Andy Street says High Speed 2’s eastern leg will go ahead in full eventually

Tony Miles