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In The News | 6th December 2021 | Latest Rail News

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Knorr-Bremse has been awarded a major, long-term remote condition monitoring contract by Siemens Mobility.

The company will be responsible for providing remote condition monitoring of the HVAC systems on 172 trains built and maintained by Siemens Mobility for South Western Railway

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Dr Jurgen Wilder, from Knorr-Bremse AG, says the contract is a first for the rail industry and will help the operator to offer its passengers an even more sustainable, affordable and modern rail service.


Eurostar has announced the launch of a contactless fast-track service operating from London St Pancras station.

An article on City A.M. says developed alongside biometric technology manufacturer iProov, the service allows business travellers and loyalty card holders to complete ticket verification and UK exit checks on their phone before departure.


HS2’s business engagement team is encouraging Birmingham business owners to get ready for £25 billion worth of HS2 contract opportunities that are expected to flow out into the supply chain over the coming years.

Through a partnership with Birmingham-based SME Legacy Consultants, HS2 is aiming to inspire and empower SMEs and local businesses right across the city.


This month sees the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the West Coast Mainline in Cumbria.

An article in the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald says commemorative plaques will be unveiled and displays of photographs of the line, stations and trains will be on show at both Penrith and Carlisle stations from December 13.

On December 15 1846 the inaugural train from Lancaster arrived in Carlisle.

Photo credit: HS2 Ltd

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