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Weekly Rail Roundup

1st October 2018

Welcome to our new weekly roundup of the latest industry news.

Check out the biggest headlines of the week below:

West Yorkshire to receive share of £840m funding to upgrade key rail connections

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured funding for upgrading connections to eight of its rail stations after Theresa May announced that the authority will receive a share of a £840m transport fund. Read more…

Aberdeen station gets new glass roof in £9m upgrade

Work to upgrade Aberdeen station as part of a £9m investment to replace the glass roof has begun. Network Rail says this will make the station brighter, improve drainage and enhance the overall appearance of the station, as well as safeguard the listed station building. Read more…

Former Network Rail boss appointed as MD and chairman of Bombardier UK

Former Network Rail boss Phil Hufton has been appointed as Bombardier Transportation UK’s MD and chairman of its board. Read more…

Plans unveiled for Birmingham’s future rail stations

Station plans and artists impressions have been unveiled for new railway stations in Birmingham which will form part of the reopening of the Camp Hill Line. Read more…

ScotRail announces £13m investment to combat autumn weather

ScotRail is investing over £13m in order to combat autumn conditions this year and prevent delays. Read more…

Stadler unveils new Greater Anglia bi-mode train set to ‘transform rail travel’

Stadler has revealed a Greater Anglia bi-mode unit (BMU) which will form part of the new 58-train fleet for the East Anglia network. Read more…

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