Friday, January 21, 2022
- Advertisement -
Home In the News πŸ”Š In The News | 24th September 2021 | Latest Rail News

In The News | 24th September 2021 | Latest Rail News

Click here to listen to the latest rail news on Friday, 24th September 2021




The latest rail news on Friday, 24th September 2021


The UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), the Β£92 million partnership between academia and industry, has launched a new Technology and Innovation Hub at Unipart Rail’s Headquarters in Doncaster.

Led by Unipart Rail, the new Hub will support the sector in translating academic research and innovation to solve strategic industry challenges and to enable and develop the next generation of products and services.

Advertisement

The Hub will have a particular focus in supporting SMEs, both those established and new to the industry.


The amount of freight moved across Britain’s railway has returned to pre-pandemic levels according to statistics published by the Office of Rail and Road.

The regulator’sΒ Freight Rail Usage and PerformanceΒ stats show that in the first quarter of this year a total of 4.33 billion net tonne-kilometres of rail freight was moved across the network.

This is an increase of 36.5 per cent on the same quarter last year and an increase by 1.3 per cent compared with the same quarter two years ago.

Click here for more details.


Network Rail has completed the finishing touches to the first section of sea wall at Dawlish.

The company recently finished the remaining upgrades to the first section of new sea wall at Dawlish with the installation of new low energy LED lighting and concrete seating along the sea wall.


Contractors refurbishing March railway station in Cambridgeshire have discovered a Victorian ticket ledger dating from when the station first opened more than 130 years ago.

An article on Construction Manager says the ledger, dated April 1885, contains handwritten entries of all the passenger luggage and parcels sent from the station.

Workers from rail refurbishment contractor Total Property Support Services (TPSS) found the ledger when it fell from a disused loft space while they were removing rotten woodwork.

Photo credit: Office of Rail and Road

image_pdfDownload article
- Advertisement -

Most Popular

DfT is calling time on ‘tannoy-spam’

The government is launching a new initiative to review and remove unnecessary on-board announcements on trains in England. It says that this means passengers will...

Weekend Chiltern track upgrades will impact January journeys

Changes to the Chiltern Main Line will have an effect on services, Network Rail has said. Alterations are being made to weekend journeys on the...

Major work taking place on iconic bridge throughout 2022

Network Rail has said that an iconic bridge in Northumberland is to get major repair work throughout 2022. The Royal Border Bridge will see engineers...

More new trains on the way for Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has provided an update on the rollout of its new trains. It said its first replacement for 2022 will enter passenger service on...