Rail News Roundup

This week’s latest news in the Rail Industry:

Shapps pledges £500M to reopen rail lines and revamp stations

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has pledged £500M to “reinvigorate” railways in the north of England. Read more…

Plans revealed to invigorate North-East rail network

Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced a commitment to reviving the North-East rail network, outlining how new investment will boost the network and level up infrastructure across the country. Read more…

EIC announces Network Rail collaboration to optimise UK railways

The Energy Innovation Council (EIC) has announced a new collaboration with Network Rail which will see it support the rail company in continuing to deliver reliable and sustainable power to its infrastructure. Read more…

Electric rail services underway for South Wales passengers

This week rail passengers in South Wales are benefitting from electric services for the first-time following Network Rail’s successful completion of electrification of the railway between Cardiff Central and London Paddington. Read more…

Greater Anglia launches new intercity trains on Norwich-London route

Greater Anglia ran the first of its ten Class 745 intercity electric multiple units in passenger traffic on January 8, when its 745007 formed the 0740 Norwich-London Liverpool Street. Read more…

£642m deal secured between Alstom and Avanti West Coast

The new West Coast Mainline operator, Avanti West Coast, have secured a seven-year deal worth precisely £642 million with Alstom, who will refurbish and maintain the routes of 56 electric Pendolino trains. Read more…

Network Rail names winners of £640m design services deal

Network Rail has revealed the firms it will use to deliver design services across the country. Read more…

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