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Rail News
The announcement of the government’s electrification plan for the UK railway network during 2014-19 (see New Directions page 8) has allowed... continue
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Cover Story
Peter Stonham
Electric power has always been an important feature of attractive and efficient public transport. Metros and other urban railways could not operate... continue
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Technology News
Hitachi is developing an integrated railways systems simulator that allows the evaluation of entire railway systems from a “comprehensive and... continue
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Viewpoint
Ray Stenning
O­ne function of design I mentioned in my first column is to make things work better. In the realm of public transport, encouraging people to... continue
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News Lead Story
The secretary of state for transport has announced plans for a major investment in Britain's railways. Philip Hammond has confirmed the full... continue
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Rail News
Transport minister Philip Hammond is this week expected to approve plans for the replacement of Britain's High Speed Train fleet. The move will see... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
Procurement Plans for a new fleet of intercity express trains appear to be on the brink of collapse after transport secretary Lord Adonis announced... continue
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Reflections
In the midst of a recession passenger transport operators are wise to be aware that their pricing policy has to be sensitive to consumers’... continue
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Media Monitor
Japanese industrial giant Hitachi is considering creating hundreds of jobs on Tyneside at a factory to build carriages for "super express"... continue
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Rail News
Hitachi has withdrawn from the contest to supply the 1,200 new Thameslink vehicles. The company said that the decision had been made to enable it to... continue
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Media Monitor
Meera Rambissoon
Hitachi pulls out of train bidding The Department for Transport's train procurement programme suffered a new blow yesterday when Japan's Hitachi... continue
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Business Comment Lead Story
On paper it looks like a pretty good deal, but it has quickly descended into something worthy of an episode of Yes Minister. The award of the long... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
By Meera Rambissoon
The announcement by transport secretary Geoff Hoon that the contract to build the new generation Intercity Express train has been awarded to a... continue
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Rail News
The new generation of Thameslink trains will be designed with more spacious interiors, have wide open spaces between carriages and feature real time... continue
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In brief
Southeastern has installed a new driver simulator which means that their 120 drivers will be trained in how to use the company’s Class 395... continue
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Rail News
Hitachi has formed a consortium with John Laing Projects and Developments and Barclays Private Equity to bid for the contract to supply Intercity... continue
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Rail News
Hitachi Europe this week unveiled its new Ashford Train Depot maintenance facility, where Southeastern’s new fleet of high speed Class 395... continue
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Rail News
Three bidders have been shortlisted by the government to supply the new Intercity Express trains. The Express Rail Alliance comprising train... continue
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Rail News
The first of six new Class 395 high speed trains due to come into service with Southeastern in December 2009, has been constructed at Hitachi’s... continue
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Rail News
By Andrew Garnett
JAPANESE CONGLOMERATE Hitachi has signed a deal with rail leasing company HSBC Rail to upgrade Southeastern’s fleet of Class 465 Networker... continue
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