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ABB substations to strengthen railway infrastructure in Switzerland

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $30 million from the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), the national Swiss rail operator, and from the private Matterhorn Gotthard Railway to help boost power and increase capacity on one of the world’s most comprehensive and reliable rail networks. The order was booked in the first quarter of 2015. → Read More

East Midland Trains helps launch World Snooker Championships

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Rail passengers will have the opportunity to challenge snooker pro Ken Doherty to a quick game of snooker whilst travelling through Sheffield station today (Friday 17 April) as East Midlands Trains helps to launch the World Snooker Championships. → Read More

Real-time connection screens installed at Heathrow

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Screens have been installed at Heathrow Terminal 2 showing passengers live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport’s train service to central London. The screens - a world first - combine real-time traffic, weather and Heathrow Express train service information into one user-friendly data feed, or ‘journey comparison generator,’ at the terminal’s baggage reclaim zone. → Read More

South West Trains to introduce reliability and punctuality technology

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South West Trains is to become the first train operator in the UK to introduce a ground breaking new technology on its trains to help improve reliability and punctuality across the network. → Read More

Europcar wins Network Rail contract

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Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, has been chosen by Network Rail as the sole supplier of cars and light commercial vehicles for its nationwide vehicle rental requirements. → Read More

Network Rail’s latest pay offer rejected by the unions

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Network Rail has received news from the RMT & TSSA regarding the latest pay offer for the operations (including controllers), maintenance and bands 5-8 bargaining groups that it as to move forward with a strike ballot. → Read More

Passengers reminded to check before they travel through Moorfields station

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Work has begun this week at Moorfields station as part of an £8m investment which will transform it into a modern station serving Liverpool's business district. → Read More

Better, faster, quieter rail journeys get a step closer at Bedford

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Passengers are a step closer to better, faster, quieter journeys today as Network Rail completed a major programme of work to rebuild a road bridge to the north of Bedford three weeks early, as part of a £1.6bn railway upgrade plan that’s underway on the main line to and from London St Pancras. → Read More

WTTC Global Summit 2015: European tourism growth threatened by poor infrastructure planning

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Tourism growth in many European countries is threatened by poor infrastructure quality, capacity and long-term planning, according to a report published today by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The report ‘European Travel & Tourism: Where are the greatest current and future investment needs,’ published at the WTTC Global Summit in Madrid, reveals that, despite €2.1 trillion of forecast investment in the next decade, the growth of the sector in many countries is threatened by poor existing infrastructure quality or capacity or inadequate future investment. → Read More

Eurostar overcomes major disruption to hold steady in quarter one

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Eurostar has reported a resilient performance in the first quarter of 2015. Travel in January was impacted by the terrorist attacks in Paris and the major disruption resulting from the closure of Eurotunnel following a lorry fire. Despite these events passenger numbers for the quarter held up at 2.3 million, the same figure as for the first quarter of 2015. → Read More

More seats for Virgin Trains Pendolino Fleet

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The first Virgin Trains Pendolino to have one of its First Class carriages converted to Standard is now in service. The train, which also received a major interior refresh and a deep clean as part of the work, marks the first of the 21nine-car Pendolinos to have a carriage converted. → Read More

Network Rail responds to Channel 4 news item on tree felling

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With over 20,000 miles of track and an estimated 2.5 million trees growing on the line-side Network Rail has to focus its resources on keeping the railway safe and running as smoothly as possible. → Read More

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